The reception area must present the right look to customers and business partners when they first walk in. But a clean reception lounge is more than just one that is tidy and wiped down. Because so many different people use this shared space while coming and going, germs can easily linger.
What are some hotspots to pay attention to? Some studies have found higher concentrations of potentially bacteria-laden residue on door handles, phones, water fountains, vending machine buttons, and coffeepots. Assess your reception area by looking for items that people touch while casually waiting, including armrests, side and coffee tables, the front counter, and writing material to check in.