Keep Your Office Safe: Disinfecting the Breakroom


When you are trying to keep a business clean, there is a lot to work on, and sanitizing the office is not always on the top of the priority list. On top of juggling your various responsibilities, here are some points to consider when assessing the safety of your workplace

Depending on your business, some employees can keep their own workspace clean, but one key area to focus on as a business is the break room where all employees congregate at one point or another, and touch the same surfaces while handling food. It’s one of the areas of the office that is used numerous times daily, by multiple people, and if properly cleaned, will minimize the employees’ risk of spreading bacteria and viruses.


The fridges and freezers in the office breakroom are among the most high-touch items because these are where people store their food. So keeping a container of clorox wipes readily available and asking the employees to wipe down the handle when they finish using the fridge will help manage viruses from spreading when everyone is handling their food containers and making food.

Countertops and Sinks

The countertops and sinks play a big role in your breakroom, as they’re used for assembly and food prep, so it’s vital that they are sanitized often. Because sinks are used for cleaning, they periodically need to be cleaned, but the handles must be sanitized much more frequently than the sink itself.


The floor is the dirtiest part of the room, so make sure you understand what it takes to keep the floor as clean as possible, and this is something you need to try to work on as much as you can. Appliances are hugely high-touch surfaces, and it is important to try to make sure you make the most of this right now, and there are a lot of factors to make the most of. 


Your company is going to go through a lot of garbage on a daily basis, so make sure to focus on avoiding and cleaning up spills, and taking out the trash on a regular basis in order to make sure you continue to provide a hygienic area for your employees. You might even consider hiring a professional cleaning service to clean the floors and sanitize the breakroom, at least weekly.

The bottom line is that even with social distancing, it is clear that health and hygiene need to be a priority. By having cleaning and sanitizing strategies in line to help protect the health of your employees, you can minimize disruptions of employees coming in sick and having to quarantine. Take steps to keep your business clean and tidy, by hiring a cleaning company like Four Seasons to protect the health of your environment.