5 Dirtiest Nooks and Crannies of Your Workplace and How to Clean Them

Other than your own home, the second place that you will be spending most of your time would be your workplace. You keep your house spotless, but is your office anywhere as clean as your bedroom? Read on to find out the grimiest spots of your workplace that you can help to keep clean – or avoid! 

1. Your Trusty Keyboard and Mouse

It might not be news to you that our hands are our dirtiest body part since they come into contact with countless foreign objects daily. Surprise surprise, what do our hands come into contact with the most on a regular workday? Our computer keyboard and mouse! 

Research has shown that an estimated 16 million microbes which include E.Coli, Staph, salmonella and norovirus (a cousin of Covid-19) cover the nooks and crannies of your keyboard. As for your mouse, there are at least 46 000 times more icky stuff on it than on a single toilet flush handle. 

However, you can always clean them up easily with antibacterial wipes weekly, or if you feel like it, maybe even daily. 

2. That One Sponge in The Kitchen 

Did you know that the coffee mugs in your office might contain germs and bacteria from faecal matter? Yes – you read that right, you could be sipping on nasty stuff right now and the culprit? The dishwashing sponge in the pantry that has been in use for the past 3 months. The reason why the dishwashing sponge can hold a high amount of germs and bacteria is due to the fact that it is almost always moist and absorbent, which makes it a perfect host for E.Coli and salmonella. In fact, these bacteria can start growing within 3 weeks of using the sponge. 

Keeping the dishwashing sponge clean and safe is fairly easy. Simply change one every 2 weeks, even if it looks new or usable. 

3. Door Handles

Yes, yet another surface that our hands are constantly in contact with and we don’t just mean the handles on toilet doors or the office door. Door handles on microwave ovens and refrigerators should not be neglected as well. 

To keep these surfaces clean, wipe them with antibacterial wipes daily. You can also use some hand sanitiser after every time your hands come into contact with any of these surfaces. 

4. The Office Refrigerator 

Half-eaten food and perishables are the perfect breeding ground for germs. In fact, the average refrigerator contains about 7900 bacteria colonies forming per unit, per square inch and refrigerators are huge. The produce drawer in itself can house 750 times the amount of bacteria that is safe for our bodies. 

Armed with this knowledge, you can now tell your colleagues to refrain from keeping unfinished food for more than a day, and to clean out the refrigerator with a strong antibacterial cleanser every 2 days. 

5. The Shared Water Dispenser

It is needless to say that communal items or stations house the most germs since many people come into contact with it daily. But the water dispenser only dispenses water, how can it be dirty? Well, moisture is key for bacteria to reproduce and grow, that’s why. It would be disgusting to be drinking contaminated water, wouldn’t it? All the more you should take initiative to keep the office’s water dispenser clean and germ-free. 

Wondering how to clean a water dispenser? We can help you with that. Running hot water through the water dispenser will help to kill any germs on the dispenser and it will also help if you run your water bottle through hot water every day before use. 

Leave it All to Lifeline Cleaning

As an employee in your workplace, it is your responsibility to keep your workstation clean and tidy, but is it really your responsibility to keep the entire office germ-free? Sanitising pantry counter tops, tables, handles and cleaning the refrigerator is just too tedious for any office employee. Choose Lifeline Cleaning today and you can leave your worries of catching any flu bugs or bacteria at work at bay. Visit our website today and explore all available options for professional office cleaning services in Singapore today.

Co-existing with Covid-19- A World Protected by Disinfectant

Co-existing with Covid-19: A World Protected by Disinfectant

It has been a full year since the world has co-existed with the deadly Covid-19 and during the span of 2020, you might have seen offices, malls or public places being shut down temporarily for “deep-cleaning” or disinfection.You might frequent said place, you see the closure notice and bad thoughts flood your mind immediately. What is deep cleaning? Should I still visit the place when it reopens?

With everyone being so wary of high-touch surfaces like doorknobs or lift buttons during the pandemic, demand for professional cleaning or disinfection services have increased sharply because people tend to err on the side of caution. This is no surprise as professional disinfection can help to reassure the public that the shop or mall is safe to visit and shop in. It acts as a security blanket for customers and as a form of income protection for shop owners as it can prevent shoppers from contracting the virus by minimising contamination in their shop.

If you are in search of a provider for professional disinfection services, you are in luck as Lifeline Cleaning provides a range of professional cleaning services for offices, industrial facilities and restaurants. But before you decide on which cleaning service to go for, read on to find out how professional disinfection works to keep you safe from viruses.

First Things First, Fumigation

Here at Lifeline Cleaning, we use the cutting-edge Atomer II fogging machine from Korea to fumigate targeted areas plus every nook and cranny of your office or shop. Our process can eliminate 99.9% of surface bacteria and viruses upon contact, making it the perfect choice for Covid-19 preventative disinfection work. Fumigation can also be carried out in facilities with heavy machineries as the mist is safe for equipment.

Once fine particle misting is completed, all surfaces in your workplace will be disinfected with the chemicals present in the mist. The premises will be ready for use by the next day after the mist dries. There is absolutely no rinsing or wiping required after fumigation is completed as the surfaces will dry automatically after.

We Kill Germs, and Only Germs

There are concerns that chemicals and disinfectant used during professional disinfection can have respiratory effects on people such as increase in asthma attacks and shortness of breath. Rest assured that chemicals and materials used during our disinfection process are approved by Singapore’s National Environmental Agency and are absolutely safe for humans and also safe for disinfecting food processing equipment. Other than ensuring the public’s safety, we also take care of our staff by making sure that they are fully protected in personal protective equipment (PPE) while fumigation is still in process, since the chemicals will be dispensed in the air. This will also ensure a low chance of cross contamination.

Stay Protected with Lifeline Cleaning’s Professional Cleaning Services

While disinfectants can protect you from harmful bacteria and viruses, disinfectant coatings do not last forever. This is why it is important to regularly engage professional to keep your workplace safe for your staff, colleagues and clients. You wouldn’t want to have to shut down for a period of time due to a Covid-19 case at your premises, would you?  To avoid jeopardising your business and health, protect your employees by keeping the office clean and safe with Lifeline Cleaning’s disinfection services – one of the 10 Finest Disinfection and Sanitation Services in Singapore.

Here at Lifeline Cleaning, we strive to meet our customers’ expectations and protect you and your loved ones especially during this pandemic. Get in touch with us today at +65 6443 0943

5 Ways to Make an Everlasting Impression with Your Office

5 Ways to Make an Everlasting Impression with Your Office

First impressions are everything. As humans, our first impressions of people or things don’t usually budge. This is the reason why the first impression a client has of your company and employees is absolutely crucial to help you close a deal. Besides leaving a good impression, it is also good to stand out from other companies to leave a lasting impression.

Client visits don’t always have to be all about shop talk and boring administrative matters in the conference room. Bring the client around your office space, tell them all about the company’s story and let them feel your company’s vibrant energy and culture. Trust us – first impressions are all about the good vibes. Read on to find out more ways you can impress a client during their office visit.

1. Zhuzh Up The Lobby

The lobby will be the very first area your client will spend some time at before meeting you. They might pay extra attention to the area while waiting for you, so why not direct their attention to an entertainment source that allows them to learn more about your company? If you have a big television screen in the lobby, screen photos of annual employees’ retreat, dinner and dance and birthday celebrations to showcase the office culture and the close-knit community that you and your colleagues have. On another wall, frame the various awards and achievements that your company or individual employees have achieved. This will show the client that your team is a well-oiled machine that knows when to have fun and when to work hard.

2. Never Talk Shop Without Food

Business meetings should always be conducted with the presence of food. Having a full meal might not be a good idea as your clients might very well be having a food coma while you pitch, small bites like pastries and donuts are perfect. Breaking bread with your client creates a shared experience as food is a shared interest and common thread between people. It also allows your client to be less restricted and more comfortable in your office and we all know that a comfortable client means a higher win over rate.

3. You Might Be Stressed, but You Can Stay Well Dressed

Similar to how a sloppily-dressed student gives off a lazy and lackadaisical attitude, an office with employees who dress sloppily comes across as unreliable and unprofessional. You wouldn’t want your clients or prospective clients to think that, do you? Make sure to enforce a dress code in your office and that your staff adheres to it. This is highly important for first impressions as an office with well-dressed and sleek individuals will definitely come off as well-put-together and staffed with highly professional individuals.

4. Keep The Office Spick and Span

Nothing turns off a client more than a dirty and messy office space. Besides coming off as unprofessional, a dirty work space reflects negatively on the company as it shows that its employees have no respect for their environment and do not care enough to keep their workplace clean. A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind – can you imagine what a cluttered office space says about a company?

Too swamped with work to be spring-cleaning the office or doing mass clean ups frequently? Work around this by engaging professional cleaning services from Lifeline Cleaning. Here at Lifeline Cleaning, we have the manpower, resources and equipment to maintain a clean and hygienic workspace for you and your staff.

Impress Your Clients With Lifeline Cleaning

A spotless office can give your prospective clients a great first impression of your company. Let Lifeline Cleaning help you create the best first impression for all prospective clients with our top-notch office cleaning services.

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