Ramp up Your Office IT Cleaning Regime for a Heathier, Happier WorkforcePosted on: February 1st 2021 • Posted in: General News
The office cleaner has been and gone, so now you can relax knowing you’re walking into a spotless room in the morning – or can you? After all, floors have been vacuumed, work surfaces polished, bins emptied – safe to say everything is done and dusted. But what about the desktop IT equipment? Your telephone, keyboard and computer mouse are the most common spots for bacteria but are often forgotten in the cleaning contract as many general cleaners are instructed not touch IT items. Time for a re-think?
Having your IT and office equipment regularly cleaned and maintained brings many advantages and benefits to your business. Some are tangible, others aren’t, but they all work towards improving overall performance. Desktop IT equipment is one of the biggest budget items for any company. It makes financial sense to ensure that these items are looked after to protect your investment.
Studies have shown the average desktop harbours 20,961 germs per square inch in addition to 3,295 on the keyboard, 1,676 on a mouse and a staggering 25,127 on the phone. Research shows viruses such as the flu can survive on such surfaces for up to and sometimes even more than 24 hours!
It comes as no surprise then, that more than two thirds of office workers are at risk of sickness due to dirty desks. Failing to clean desktop IT equipment regularly can encourage dangerous bugs to breed, such as Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococcus aureus, E-coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, to name a few.
Companies who prioritise employee wellbeing have lower absenteeism rates, increased productivity and lower staff turnover. With the pandemic still rife, having a clean and healthy workplace has never been more important. That’s where we can help – we clean what your office cleaners can’t!
Techclean has been carrying out specialist Desktop IT equipment cleaning services since 1983. Our operatives are DBS checked, receive regular training and best practice upgrades. Our unique cleaning fluids have been formulated over the last 30+ years for their effectiveness in keeping our clients’ IT equipment clean.
Call us today to get a quote and find out more about how your local Techclean specialist can help you and your team.