Is your desk a microbe jungle…March 8, 2022
Every day you see the LACOSTA team members diligently cleaning visible soiling and dust for your company. But did you know that a significant part of what we do is battle microbes – tiny single-celled beings. Some are good, but the ones we battle have a bad attitude towards humans, namely bacteria, viruses and fungi. Interestingly, tuberculosis is the deadliest microbe on our planet and fortunately our battles are not so lethal.
Fighting microbes to us at LACOSTA is a science. We take microbes very seriously because we don’t want you to be sick or miss work. We use industrial strength cleaners and techniques for microbe destruction. However, let’s just take one example of how you can help us win this battle in your workplace.
There are microbes spread all over our workspaces. A study from Ohio State University found that over 90% of desks contain significant amounts of microbes. These microbes can be picked up by anyone and contribute to infections from viruses, pneumonia and even foodborne illnesses. Your desk is alive!
The truth is that many workers and students never clean their desks. This is how invisible microbe jungles develop. And the result is many unnecessary sick days.
So once every couple of weeks it is important to clear off and clean your desk. Many people think they’re truly sanitizing and disinfecting their desk with a household spray cleaner that proudly proclaims on the bottle that it “kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria”. This claim is a bit deceptive. LACOSTA has the expertise to achieve microbe-free surfaces, especially around food-related areas, but it takes professional chemicals and application techniques. Your goal is simply to keep your microbe jungle down to a harmless microbe community.
Therefore, that household cleaner will suffice but it is wise to use a microfiber cloth to wipe surfaces clean. Microfiber is a polyester and nylon (polyamide) fiber that is split many times smaller than a human hair. This makes it a superior tool for cleaning and germ removal because it is able to penetrate cracks and crevasses that cotton cloths or paper towels are not able to reach.
It just takes a regular basic cleaning of your desk to keep the microbe jungle and sick days at bay.