Why is it Important to Clean and Disinfect Technology in the Office?
Technology has worked its way into daily office life in the form of equipment such as computers, printers, and phones. Unfortunately, electronic devices become extremely dirty from everyday use. Most people don’t typically clean their electronics on a regular basis, but office technology can collect dirt and grime from people touching it over time. While dirt build-up may not always be seen with the naked eye, it can cause major issues.
With employees often sharing equipment, it’s important to regularly clean and disinfect electronic devices. By cleaning and disinfecting technology, you will reduce the risk of illness, lengthen the lifespan of equipment, and increase productivity in the office.
Reduce the Risk of Illness
Flu season is upon us. Cleaning and disinfecting your most frequently touched objects and surfaces, including electronics, can help prevent the spread of sickness in the office. Many employees share the same computers, phones, and printers each day. The constant use of office equipment by multiple people increases the chance of spreading illness, creating clutter, and causing the build-up of oils and dust.
Cleaning and disinfecting office technology helps to keep you and your employees healthy.
Lengthen the Life of Office Technology
Cleaning and disinfecting office electronics can help you save money. The longer your technology operates efficiently, the less money you will have to invest in repairs and replacements.
When dirt builds up on your devices, over time the gunk and grime can cause your machines to malfunction. As technology is used, the device collects residue, such as dirt or oils from employees’ hands or face.
Accidents happen. Employees will spill drinks or drop crumbs on keyboards. Once grime builds up on keyboards, the keys can jam and cause issues with key stroke function. Dust build-up has the same effect on computer mice. Build-up in a computer mouse effects the ability to click or move smoothly across surfaces.
Oils from skin causes technology to look grimy. When computer screens or keyboards are touched, oils will remain causing the devices to be unsightly. Oils can also destroy the usability of electronic devices, dirty fingers can cause wear on keyboards and cause letters to fade off.
Increase in Productivity
Allergies make working productively difficult. If your employees suffer from allergies then dust, dirt, and debris in the office can cause allergies to flare up. Regularly cleaning and disinfecting office equipment keeps your office space a little friendlier for your employees that have allergies.
Having a cluttered environment can also affect office electronics. By preventing clutter, you are preventing accidental spills or other mishaps. Having items such as drinks or food near technology, can be harmful if an accidental spill happens. Cleaning and disinfecting your office is a great way to provide a clean environment for employees and a safe environment for your office equipment.
Setting a regular schedule to clean and disinfect technology is important, and it takes time to kill bacteria that grow on devices. If your employees are spending too much time cleaning their office space, they are spending less time being productive.
At D’s Cleaning Services, we have the industrial grade equipment and disinfectants needed to clean and disinfect technology and your office space. Let us take care of your cleaning so you and your employees don’t have to.
If you are ready to have a clean and sanitary workspace for you and your employees, give D’s Cleaning Service a call at 225-572-9497.