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Things Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat

Yes, a toilet seat can be one of the dirtiest, grimiest, germ-filled things around – unless you have a commercial cleaning company working with you to keep your restrooms sparkling. But the toilet seats aren’t the only thing you have to worry about at your business. There are many things around your office or commercial operation that are dirtier than a toilet seat.

Some of the top culprits:

Restroom Floors Public restrooms have up to 2 million bacteria per square inch. The average toilet seat has only 50 per square inch.

Office Desks The average desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.

Computer Keyboards Keyboards can have up to 200 times as many bacteria as a toilet seat.

Cellphones Your mobile phone can have 10 times more bacteria than toilet seats. Would you touch your face with a toilet seat? Yuck! Consider wiping it down with a Clorox wipe.

Carpeting With 200,000 bacteria per square inch on average, an uncleaned carpet is 4000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. People shed 1.5 million skin cells every hour, which helps feed the bacteria living in the carpet.

Refrigerator Most refrigerators test positive for ecoli.

Door Knobs Hands are one of the dirtiest parts of our bodies, and most people use them to open doors.

Light Switches The average light switch can have up to 217 bacteria per square inch.

Money Paper bills can have up to 200,000 bacteria. It’s a good idea to wash your hands after handling cash.

We only included items you might find at your place of business, but other common items dirtier than a toilet seat include mattresses, pillows, toothbrushes, and the kitchen sink.

So how is the toilet seat cleaner than these things? It’s pretty simple, really. People think of the toilet as being dirty, so it gets cleaned more often with all sorts of chemicals that kill bacteria.

You can rest assured that ServiceMaster PBM is aware of all of the places bacteria thrive, and we include them in our commercial cleaning routine – with the exception of your cell phone and the money in your cash register. But we do clean desk phones, keyboards, and cash registers, as well as the more common areas of doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, break room refrigerators, etc.

When you hire us as your commercial cleaning company, we put in writing exactly what we will clean and how often. We do daily cleaning, weekly cleaning, monthly cleaning, and yearly cleaning, as well as special project cleaning, carpet cleaning, and upholstery cleaning. If it gets dirty, we can clean it!

If you’re looking to hire a Baltimore commercial cleaning company, give us a call today at (410) 618-4527 or use our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We service commercial, industrial, medical and educational facilities throughout Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Harford County.