Cleaning office equipment does more than make it look good. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cleaning and sanitizing frequently touched items in the workplace can help to reduce the spread of illness throughout the office, supporting a healthy and productive work environment. Find out what other benefits come with regularly cleaning office equipment, plus tips on how to clean each surface, with help from the experts at ServiceMaster Clean®.
ADVANTAGES OF CLEANING YOUR OFFICE EQUIPMENT
Cleaning high-touch surfaces like desks, phones and keyboards every day has the following benefits:
- REDUCES THE SPREAD OF BACTERIA AND VIRUSES
The technology in your office can quickly harbor debris, germs, bacteria and allergens. Daily wipe-downs of tech supplies can help eliminate illnesses from spreading in the office.
- INCREASES THE LIFESPAN OF THE EQUIPMENT
Over time, dirt and grime can be imbedded into equipment. Foreign materials can lead to wear and tear, and potentially even cause it to malfunction. With regular cleaning, your technology can remain fully functional for longer.
- HELPS IMPROVE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY
A clean and organized office promotes a healthy and inviting business environment, which can help contribute to a more productive workplace. If items aren’t regularly cleaned, allergens and viruses have the potential to increase the number of sick employees, which could lead to lost work time and significantly lowered business productivity. Clean equipment can also be easier to use, as computer monitors can be viewed more clearly, keyboards are less likely to stick and a computer mouse can be simpler to click.
HOW TO PROPERLY CLEAN YOUR OFFICE EQUIPMENT
Use the following tips to clean each piece of office technology:
To effectively remove dust particles, fingerprints or other items from your monitors, all you need is a microfiber cloth or electronic wipes. Never put water or cleaning fluids that aren’t designed for technology directly on your monitors, as this can cause permanent damage.
Wipe off the top of your mouse with a dry microfiber cloth. Use a lightly moistened disinfectant wipe to remove germs without allowing liquid to drip into the mouse. If you notice any dust or other items stuck inside the mouse, use compressed air to blast it out.
First, use compressed air to remove dust, crumbs and other particles from your keyboard. Then, use a lightly moistened disinfectant wipe to remove germs and bacteria. Avoid using disinfectant wipes that are overly damp, as moisture can seep in between the keys and may damage your equipment.
Like other technology, office phones can be cleaned using disinfectant wipes and microfiber cloths. Wipe down the entire system, including the buttons, receiver and handset, to effectively remove germs. If your office also has headsets, wipe them down with disinfectant wipes.
TABLETS, MOBILE DEVICES AND TOUCHSCREENS
First, turn off the device and remove any cases. Then, use a disinfectant wipe to remove dirt and germs . Follow up with a microfiber cloth to keep screens clear and ready to use.
If you need help increasing productivity in your workplace by providing a clean, healthy environment for your staff members, call on the professionals at ServiceMaster of Flint at 810-659-4013. Our commercial janitorial services have the expertise and equipment necessary to deliver the highest standard of clean. Let us work with you to develop a cleaning program that’s customized to your office’s unique needs.