The flu has hit hard in the Midwest this year, and many businesses in the Des Moines, IA area are feeling the pinch with short staffs and losses in production. The CDC reports that the flu causes U.S. workers to lose up to 111 million workdays at an estimated $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity. On average, the flu will sideline an employee for 4-7 business days, and the flu strain going around this year is expected to last through May. As a business owner, having a large portion of your staff out due to the flu can be financially devastating. What can you do to prevent it?
Invest in Regularly Scheduled Cleaning Services
Our job is cleaning, and our technicians know their stuff. Our crew is highly trained in the best practices of cleaning and sanitation, which will significantly reduce bacteria, viruses, and airborne pathogens. Our green cleaning practices mean that our green cleaning products are formulated for use around individuals with the most sensitive asthma or chemical allergies, and they’re developed to be eco-friendly.
Encourage Good Health Practices
Encouraging good health means that your employees will be healthier and happier. Providing information on local resources for flu shots, encouraging good hand washing techniques, and frequent cleaning of high touch areas around their desks can help reduce the spread of the flu.
Keep Common Areas Clean
Breakrooms and bathrooms that are messy can be more than an eyesore; they can harbor germs that are making your employee sick. Encourage a team attitude regarding cleaning up messes and spills as soon as they happen.
Go Green to Beat the Flu Bug Safely
In addition to using certified green cleaning products, ServiceMaster Green of Des Moines, IA, is proud to offer our proprietary Capture and Removal Cleaning® system which meets all of the qualifications for Green Seal GS-42 certification. Each area of your Des Moines, IA, office will get specialized attention to remove influenza germs without compromising the environment.
Contact us at (515) 255-7775 to learn more about our eco-friendly and highly efficient green cleaning services for your commercial building!