Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Keyboard
Have you ever wondered why some of your co-workers get sick at the office? It isn’t always because of germs floating in and around the space brought into the work environment by others. Sometimes it is a direct result of the tools you use in your workplace. When commercial cleaning Melbourne offices one spot that often requires extra attention is computer keyboards.
Studies have been conducted when office cleaning Melbourne workspaces that have revealed the average computer keyboard can contain more bacteria than any of the toilet seats in the staff washroom. In fact, when you consider many workers choose to eat in their cubicle, the level of food poisoning bacteria that exists in and on a keyboard is staggering.
That’s why we have put together this quick cleaning guide.
1 – Shut ‘Er Down
A simple wipe with a damp cloth won’t get the crud buried deep inside your keyboard so in order to get it you first must shut down your computer. It’s a good idea to schedule a regular cleaning so you don’t have partial projects that may be affected with a shutdown midday.
2 – Shake ‘Er Up
Once the computer is shut down, disconnect the keyboard. The goal here is to remove the easy bits o’ stuff such as crumbs and other debris that has not worked itself deeper into your keyboard. You can get rid of these things by flipping over the keyboard and shaking it.
3 – Break ‘Er Down
Your next step is to remove the keys. You may be able to pop them off individually or as a complete set. Follow the instructions in the owner’s manual for exactly how to do that. Once the keys are off, wipe each of them down with a disinfectant wipe.
4 – Blow ‘Er Up
With the keys and/or keypad removed, you now have access to the place where all the real nasty germs hide. First blast it with shots from a can of compressed air then wipe down with a disinfectant cloth to remove the remaining gunk. After everything dries, snap the keys or keypad back in place, reconnect to the computer, reboot and carry on.
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oscar white® has been office cleaning Melbourne since 2006. We have seen a lot of dirty computer keyboards, monitors and towers during an average work week. We have the ways and means to keep your office clean which will improve the productivity of those who work there at computers all day long. For a quote on our many cleaning services, call oscar white® today on 1300 OSCARWHITE (1300 672 279).