High-touch surfaces in your home and workspaces are covered with germs. Targeted cleaning on a regular basis goes a long way to reduce contamination from sticky little fingers and regular handling.
Research conducted in healthcare facilities, particularly susceptible to the spread of disease, recommends disinfecting surface areas as a primary way to combat the spread of disease.
Studies have shown that contaminated surfaces in healthcare facilities contribute to the transmission of infectious pathogens and that the cleaning and disinfection of these high-touch surfaces can be greatly improved.
Particular attention should also be paid to surfaces in homes and businesses. Pay particular attention to the following problem areas:
- door frames
- light switches
- hand rails
Microorganisms are often transferred between high-touch surfaces on hands, making regular hand washing just as important as disinfecting surfaces. In our recent blog post: Washing Hands Starts at Home, we listed tips to encourage regular hand washing.
How fast contamination spreads via surfaces depends on how the building is used, what type of organisms thrive in the climate, the type of surface, and how many people are in the space. Some microorganisms die out quickly while others live for weeks, it just depends.
Having a comprehensive cleaning plan allows prevention and peace of mind. Make sure to focus on highly touched surfaces and use appropriate cleaning solution to drastically decrease the to spread of disease.