As people start to think about re-opening the office, you may be thinking about the best way to keep it clean and microbe-free to protect employees and visitors. While you know you have to clean communal areas, like the restroom and break room, you may not think about individual areas. While there tend to be lots of microbes in communal areas, there’s other microbe heavy areas in the office. The equipment can help stabilize your office and commercial space from experiencing a microbial outbreak. However, you and your employees will want to focus on these individual areas to keep everyone healthy.


You and your employees sit at their desks for at least eight hours a day. They may also eat at their desks. That’s a big chance for microbes to stay on the desk and grow. In order to prevent a microbial outbreak from the desks in the office, have employees wipe down their desks with an antibacterial wipe on a regular basis. They’ll also want to wipe down the armrests on their desk chairs as well.

Office Phones

Whether you have one office phone or everyone has a phone at their desk, they can hold onto a lot of germs with different people touching them. Phones are one of the germiest items in and out of the office. The more often you sanitize phones, the less germs stay on them. Just make sure you clean them properly to avoid damaging the operating system of the phone.

Coffee Mugs

Offices typically have coffee available for employees. They sometimes also have coffee mugs available. But if employees share those mugs and they aren’t properly cleaned after each use, they can spread different germs around the office. Instead, encourage your employees to use their own coffee mugs, supply one-time use cups, or alternate who takes home the used coffee mugs to clean them.


Fridges hold a lot of different foods throughout the day. That creates the risk of foodborne illnesses affecting your employees, especially if the fridge isn’t regularly cleaned. Our equipment can help in prolonging the shelf life of food and also destroy microbes that can cause foodborne illnesses. But you’ll also want to make sure someone regularly cleans out the fridge.

Copiers and Printers

Many different employees touch the copier and printer each day. Unless they wash their hands before and after touching the buttons, they’re going to pick up microbes and spread them around the office. Wipe down copiers and printers at the end of the day or the end of the week to reduce the chance of spreading germs.

There’s a lot that goes into keeping employees healthy. By having your employees clean microbe heavy areas in addition to using our equipment, your office will drastically cut down on the number of microbes present. At Extreme Microbial Technologies, we want your office to be a safe space from microbes. That’s why we have the best equipment available to handle your microbial reduction. If you’re interested in learning more about microbial reduction for your commercial space, request more information today.