It is that time of year again. The weather is starting to get cooler. The leaves will soon start to change color, and people are calling in sick because they caught a cold. That’s right, the common cold is costing you and your business money.
It starts simple enough. Someone wakes up one morning not feeling so hot. But they have a lot of work to do so they pop a DayQuil and head into work. They had good intentions, but feeling bad makes them work slower. They may even make mistakes. All the while, they are leaving germs all over your office for the other workers to pick up.
As those germs start to spread to other people on your staff, you begin to have a cascading effect. Less and less work gets done as everyone is moving slower and not thinking clearly. More and more mistakes get made, and more and more money is lost. Having a sick staff is awful for your business.
I don’t think there is any way to completely eliminate the common cold. However, you can reduce its impact on your business if you follow these simple steps.
First of all, you need to encourage your staff to use their sick days when they come down with a cold. It is said that you are really only contagious for the first few days you have a cold, so when you start to feel the sickness, stay home.
Next, promote good hygiene and cleaning habits. Employees should wash their hands often, and clean up after themselves. Cleaning equipment after you use it will help stop the spread of germs if you are infected, and washing your hands regularly will help you avoid picking up germs if you are not.
To really protect yourself and your staff from the loss of productivity and the sick days that come along with the getting sick during the fall and winter months, you may want to consider bringing in a professional cleaning service.
Not only does a professional cleaning service, like Summit Janitorial, understand how to properly clean and sanitize your office to help prevent the spread of germs, they also know how to eliminate allergens that can cause hay fever and other respiratory ailments that will also affect productivity.
Eliminating allergens not only helps your staff be more productive, but it can also help your clients breathe easier, and when your clients feel good, they spend more money.
So if you are in the Upstate area, call Summit Janitorial to help your business stay clean and healthy during the fall and winter months as well as the rest of the year. Our team will create a custom plan to suit your business’s unique needs and budget. As a locally owned business serving the upstates are since 1994, we pay extra attention to the needs of our clients because you are our neighbors.