The IT franchise recently posted a blog on its website which explained the importance of keeping a workforce healthy and illness-free throughout the winter period.
Techclean, which has been the UK’s leading provider of professional IT equipment cleaning since 1983, recently took the time to remind its customers that Christmas is coming, and with Christmas comes the season of bugs and colds spreading through the office like wildfire. The IT franchise is strongly of the opinion that there’s nothing less festive than getting sick, and with this in mind, offered its insights.
According to Techclean, “A recent report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said minor illnesses were the most common cause of office absences, with the total number of days missed last year because of sickness equivalent to 4.4 per worker. What’s more, sick days on average costs the economy more than £29bn a year!” Catching an office bug could risk draining workforces of energy and productivity for days, or even weeks.
80% of infections, Techclean shared in this blog, are transmitted via contaminated surfaces. The franchise said, “To put it into perspective, office toilets harbour a mere 49 microbes of bacteria per square inch, whereas there are more than 10 million bacteria [...] on a typical office desk! Keyboards and computer mice contain between 1,000 to 3,000 germs, but the worst culprit is the telephone, which can hoard over 25,000 germs per square inch.”
This is why professional cleaning services like those offered by Techclean are so imperative. Because, in the words of the IT franchise, “Failing to clean desktop IT equipment regularly and thoroughly can encourage dangerous bugs to breed, such as Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococcus aureus, E-coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, to name a few.”
Techclean is well-equipped to step in and protect offices from winter outbreaks, and said of its services, “Our operatives are DBS checked and receive regular training and best practice upgrades. Our unique cleaning fluids have been formulated over the last 30+ years for their effectiveness in keeping our clients’ IT equipment clean. The detergents we apply won’t harm the equipment or leak into the hard drives. In fact, the tailor-made products we apply actually leave behind a resin to provide on-going protection.” Find out more about potentially investing with this well-informed network of experts via Techclean’s profile page, linked above.
Lily Sweeney, Point Franchise ©