A desk is capable of supporting around 10 million microbes and the average office contains 20,961 microbes per square inch, according to research. Studies were carried out in a London office were 33 keyboards were tested and swapped and 4 tests came back as containing potential hazards. The keyboards were swapped for viruses like E.coli and staphylococcus aureus.
Why You Should Get A Computer Cleaning Service
Here, At Ace Cleaning Services, we think it is vitally important that offices are aware of the germs that are in each and every keyboard in their office - and they need to be cleaned every day! As well as offering office cleaning services, we also offer daily computer cleaning service. As well as having a computer cleaning service, you should follow these steps:
- If an employee is unwell or is carry germs, it is best to send them home where they can work and limit the possible spreading to those around them. It is very easy to pass germs on throughout an office but a simple sneeze, then the persons uses their keyboard, and employee comes over and has to enter something, uses the infected keyboard and is now spreading the germs. It is estimated that workers you took days of sick, cost the UK 6.5 billion in 2012.
Before any sort of cleaning, a small area on your desk, keyboard, computer or phone can sustain millions of bacteria that could potentially cause illness. Studies have found that after office employees were told to clean all of these things, that the levels of bacteria were reduced by 99%. Therefore, it is very important to include a computer cleaning service to your cleaning services contract. People always forget to clean their computer, or remember to do it on that one spring desk clean of the year and find all sorts of crumbs and dirt falling out their computer. These germs have been lying there in the keyboard for months and could potentially be spreading throughout your office space.
- Germs can also be passed on via the hands on other equipment throughout your office. So, as well as having an office cleaning service and computer cleaning service, you should encourage employees to use anti bacterial gel to clean their hands often and help minimise the risk of spreading germs via their computer and desk area.