Archive for October 31, 2016
Believe it or not, a typical office desk can comfortably house up to 10 million bacteria. While not all of them are harmful to you, it’s still important to regularly clean your work space.
Despite facts like this, there are still many office cleaning myths that need to be washed away once and for all. The fact of the matter is that office environments can suffer if these myths are perpetuated. So here are a few of the most common office cleaning myths, busted.
MYTH: A Clean Office Isn’t Important for Employees
Hiring cleaning services might seem like a waste of money to some offices, but the truth is that a clean office is mentally and physically better for your employees. Not only can it reduce the number of sick days spent away from work, it can increase pos
The street sweeper has a history dating back to the Industrial Revolution. In the mid-1800s, Manchester, England, was one of the busiest, most developed, and, as a consequence, dirtiest cities. At that time, there were crossing sweepers: people whom you paid a small fee to sweep a clear path for you as you walked about the city. In order to solve the problem, in 1843 Joseph Whitworth invented the mechanical street sweeper, which was pulled on the back of a horse-drawn cart. A few years later in the U.S., Charles Bishop invented and then patented the country?s first street sweeping machine. John M. Murphy is credited with inventing the first motorized street sweeper machine, although it was developed in partnership with a larger company; together, they formed the Elgin Sweeper Company, and the rest, as the