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Do not overlook the little things that make your office unsanitary

October 12, 2015 / britta

It’s very easy to look at the bigger picture when it comes to office cleanliness. One only has to look to the direction of the toilet or the break room to identify that these are the areas everyone should focus their cleaning efforts on.

True enough, the toilet does pose a huge hygiene threat if is carelessly used and left to fend for its own cleanliness.  The kitchen is also a place where mould and grime from food spoils and spills can build up.  Even the regular employee’s desk can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria that are easily spread throughout the office.

Unfortunately, as everybody else is fixated on keeping the floors, washrooms and break rooms tidy and fresh, there are little things that are overlooked.  Once these small items’ cleanliness are taken for granted, the result could be a build up of dust, dirt and bacteria that can lead to office colds as well as other health risks.

Pay attention to your telephone

When running a business, even taking personal down time in the office, may   require someone to be on your phone for more than a couple of minutes.   Employees talk to clients and co-workers, especially in a huge office, through their desk phones.  Sometimes half of an employee’s day is spent on the phone and in most cases, people share this equipment throughout the day.

It is imperative that office phones, especially the ones used by many, are  regularly disinfected and cleaned. Just imagine the amount of dust and spittle that the receivers have gathered during the day! It can spread bacteria quite   efficiently too!

Regularly wipe the telephone with a swab of alcohol filled cotton or spray it with a disinfectant spray before wiping the whole thing with a microfibre cloth.

The keyboards and the monitors

Thanks to technology, workload is processed easily through the use of         computers and laptops now.  It is hard to find an office desk or cubicle that does not contain a personal computer.  Naturally, being in front of the monitor all day and typing away on the keyboard, dust and grime can sneak into the crevices of the device quickly.

It cannot be helped too that sometimes, monitors get food spattered on them or that the keyboard becomes a catch basin for your food crumbs.  In busy times, employees also eat at their desks.

Regularly clean the monitors and keyboards by using a microfibre cloth to  siphon off the dust.  Use cotton swabs or cotton buds to swipe in-between the keys or use a can of compressed air to spray in-between and get the little debris off.  Again, do not forget to disinfect with a cloth or a spray before wiping it clean to help keep the germs away.

These electronic items are essential to make office work smooth and efficient. Learn how to protect your health and your co-worker’s by knowing how to keep them thoroughly cleaned. RPC Cleaningnot only provides good, trustworthy cleaning processes but can also provide quick tips on how to keep your  workspace regularly well kept.  For more advice and tips call us today on 0208 994 4778!

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