Cleanliness by the Numbers

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Many people think they know the value of keeping things clean, but they may rely on a visual scan of their home or office to determine its cleanliness.

But did you know that there are hotspots of bacteria all over that aren’t seen? For example,

      • the toilet seat has about 3,200 bacteria per inch
      • our trusty computer can pack 3,300 bacteria per inch
      • a cold water faucet can have 32,000 bacteria per inch
      • cafeteria trays can have over 33,800 bacteria per inch
      • water fountain spigots can have a whopping 2,700,000 bacteria per inch

Just by touching these surfaces and then touching our eyes, nose, or mouth can cause disease.

      • Cold and flu viruses can live on these surfaces from a few seconds to 48 hours.
      • Some bacteria can even live there for months.
      • Keeping these areas clean reduces contamination by 62%.
      • Cleaning these areas with a quality disinfectant can kill up to 98% of daily germs.

Accumulated dust bunnies, mildew, and animal dander degrade the quality of the air in your home or office, and of course, can trigger allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems. Vacuuming is a great way to keep dust and dirt from accumulating, and maintaining air conditioning vents clean helps to improve air quality as well.

Children are more susceptible to bacteria, molds, and mildew just from crawling and picking things up off of the floor and putting them in their mouths.

Keeping a home or office clean has real and measurable value? Here are some other statistics.

      • dust exposure affects your ability to think, remember, and learn by 2-6%
      • keeping things clean can show a 2-8% increase in productivity
      • keeping an office clean can reduce absenteeism by 46%
      • a dirty workplace decreases productivity and output by 54%
      • cleaning can reduce the probability of catching a common cold by 80%

For assistance in keeping your home or office spic and span, call Lawrence at Job Well Done Cleaning, 480-599-4045. He’ll give you a free estimate.