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Do you know the cost of not cleaning? Avoid complete shutdown whilst everybody has to self-isolate

Posted on: November 1st 2020    •    Posted in: Office Cleaning

Regardless of COVID-19, it remains true that a clean office is a crucial part of ensuring a healthy and more productive working environment. It’s important not to neglect the nitty gritty stuff where the real germ mongers lie – in desktop IT. Hiring professionals to tackle the job may be an extra cost but understanding its value will save you in the long-run.

As one of the biggest investments a company makes, it makes financial sense to ensure that IT equipment is looked after. IT equipment that is looked after properly is likely to have a longer lifespan than technology which is left to gather dust and dirt which could damage its function. Replacing IT is expensive, disrupts your workforce and adds to the mountain of discarded IT equipment sent to landfill each year.

The real dirty truth is that the average keyboard can harbour up to 7,500 bacteria at any one time, spreading germs and illnesses around the office. A new report from workplace absence management specialists, FirstCare, shows that workplace absence is costing the UK economy a staggering £18bn in lost productivity. With 60% of illnesses passed on in the workplace through touching keyboards and telephones, keeping desktop technology as hygienic as possible should be a priority when it comes to reducing staff sick days – especially in these times of Covid where just one office outbreak could lead to complete shutdown whilst everybody has to self-isolate.

It’s no good asking employees to clean their  own IT equipment, they don’t have the time. Not to mention the resources or the know -how. That’s where we come in. Techclean has been carrying out specialist IT equipment cleaning services since 1983 and as the UK’s leading expert in specialist Desktop IT cleaning & Data Centre cleaning, you can rest assured we’re up to the task! Call us today to get a quote and find out more about how your local Techclean specialist can help you and your team.

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