Where are the dirtiest places in the office?

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When it comes to cleaning your office and keeping your work environment clean and hygienic, you probably focus your attention on some key target areas. These often include the communal areas, like kitchens and staff rooms, as well as the toilets, and the entrance. But this means that other, less visible places can make perfect places for germs to hide. And with more than a quarter of the UK working in communal office areas, its no wonder that offices can be some of the least hygienic places to work. Here at Concept Cleaning Services, we are Preston’s leading cleaning professionals. From gyms, pubs and restaurants, to schools, offices and doctors surgeries, we provide a range of high quality cleaning solutions for businesses around the area. This is our guide to the dirties places in any office.

Where are the dirtiest places in the office?

So, what are the dirties places in the office? Well, there are several, including:

  • Computer Keyboards
  • lift buttons
  • desk phones
  • fridges and microwaves

Computer Keyboards

According to numerous studies, some keyboards are dirtier than a toilet seat. This is because within the keys lurks bacteria and germs along with hair and dead skin cells. Dirty keyboards can lead to illnesses throughout the workforce. There is a number of reasons why they get so dirty from coughing and sneezing to the lack of washing hands.

Lift Buttons

Similarly to keyboards, they are touched by nearly everyone in the office every day and those who don’t wash their hands can pass on bacteria that they’ve picked up.

Fridge and Microwaves

Used on a daily basis, but how often are they scrubbed? Without a cleaner being employed this is usually one of the most overlooked parts of the kitchen. With food, you can never be too careful especially as so many different meals get put into the microwave which can spread germs and bacteria.


Another office necessity that is used often, especially mobile phones as they go everywhere with people. They are rarely cleaned but with a simple disinfectant can stop a lot of germs being passed.

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