Bacteria’s are an essential part of our day to day lives, we have it in and outside our body and without them we would be very sick indeed. While I'm no advocating dirty lifestyles certain types of bacteria work as defence systems of our bodies. Speaking to BBC News, cleaning expert Aggie Mackenzie said that 99% of bacteria’s are harmless and it is with the 1% that we need to be watchful of. The survey swabbed a number of office keyboards from around the country and found bacterias such as Staphylococcus, Bacillus and Micrococcus, indicating a poor level of hygiene and that changes in office habits like hot desking and eating while working are the cause of such dirtiness. Dr Lisa Ackerley, an environmental hygiene expert, said: “This research has shown that there are some very unhygienic desks right now in office across the UK, which is very worrying as those who work in open-plan offices tend to start coming down with illnesses this time of year.” She added: “Keeping equipment such as keyboards, phones and desks as germ-free as possible is even more important during the cold and flu season.” Despite need for a change in habits of office workers, office cleaning companies should take the blame for the dirtiness found on the surveyed desktops. It is an essential part of any office cleaning job to make sure keyboards and phone are cleaned and disinfected regularly. Carlos Garcia, owner of an office cleaning company in central London said: "The results of this survey are rather worrying and show that office habits should be revised and office cleaning companies should emphasize with their workers the importance of cleaning and disinfecting desktops". It is important to note that electrical equipment can not be cleaned with any polish or cleaning product. Use the wrong products and you will end up damaging them. If you are not sure what to use, Total Clean Services Ltd offers bespoke computer and telephone equipment cleaning, for more information please contact us.
According to a survey from a well established office supplies company dirty keyboard are bacteria hives that could increase the transmission of cold and flu as the cold season approaches.
Have you ever taken anytime to consider how many germs there are lurking in your keyboard or on your telephone dashboard?? If you did I think you'd find yourself not wanting to touch either again. Not only is it hygenic to maintain a clean computer, but you could also prevent so many illnesses that could occur due to the germs lying in the machines. It could also add years to the life of your computers and telephones, as not cleaning it could lead to it getting damaged. Jonathon Millman, chief technology officer for Hooplah Interactive says: "Your computer could fry if you don't keep it clean." According to Microsoft at home, this is because when dust clogs the vents behind your computer, your CPU heats up—and heat is the biggest cause of component failure in computers. But, don't just go and get your nearest polish or cleaning products!! You need to be careful what use on your electrical equipment beacuse it can be damaged with the wrong products. If you are not sure what to use, Total Clean Services Ltd offers bespoke computer and telephone equipment cleaning, for more information please contact us.
Cyber Clean as it is known is a new type of goo that promises to get your gadgets cleaned has arrived in the UK. According to its creators the "high-tech cleaning compound" catches dirt and kills germs. Looking more like the bright luminous gloop played with by children rather than a state of the art cleaning agent, the idea is that by covering it across your gadgets you are able to get into the cracks and crevices otherwise unreachable. The cleaning agent can be used on all your office gadgets including keyboards, mobile phones and printers, so this product is ideal for office cleaning. Cyber Clean costs £7.99 for the large tub and promises to leave your gadget lemon fresh.
A leading anti-microbial technology company is working with a specialist IT cleaning company, in a bid to fight superbugs spread through office equipment. The move to address infection transmission in the workplace comes on the back of a study which examined bacteria levels on different surfaces in a UK office. The study found that the level of bacteria on keyboards is up to 14 times higher than toilet seats. Deputy Chairman for Byotrol, Stephen Falder explains: “Office equipment is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Skin diseases, fungal infections, hepatitis and blood poisoning can be transmitted via a keyboard alone. Bugs such as listeria, salmonella and MRSA have also been found on office equipment. Operations Director at Techclean Services Limited, Richard Samarasinghe, says: “Companies are happy to employ window cleaners and people to vacuum but many of them forget about the danger at their finger tips. Every time we fire off an email we could be picking up a dangerous infection. A flu virus can survive for many hours living in a keyboard.” How clean is your office equipment, if you don't know the answer then it's probably time to employ a Contract Cleaning company. Total Clean Services Ltd offers a bespoke daily/periodic contract cleaning service to include all the needs of a modern building.
According to research your computer keyboard can harbour more bacteria than the average toilet seat. Microbiologists and computer experts have found that office workers could be putting their health at risk, because their keyboards are home to 150 times more bacteria than the recommended limit. Health experts said many of the bugs could be caused by workers failing to practise essential hygiene routines and eating lunch at PCs is also thought to contribute to the spread of bacteria. Microbiologist, James Francis who led the investigation said two keyboards he examined under a microscope contained levels of bacteria so high they had to be removed from the office. He also said one carried more bacteria than the average toilet seat and that he had rarely come across anything as filthy. I feel slightly disturbed by this, sitting here tapping at my keyboard. Perhaps it's time to hire a contract cleaning company to clean your office!
Cleaning your little items always helps, if you take a look around at all your personal belongings you will notice they will have gathered up some sort of dirt. Cleaning your personal items will help to prevent the spread of germs and bad bacterial which can lead to illnesses. If you didn’t clean your personal items and left them for a while you would start to notice a build up of dirt on them, such as the numbers on your phone or the handle on your brush. Another example is the build up of dirt on your mobile, the one thing we probably hold the most. Other items which you may not notice need cleaning are your mouse and keyboard. After many months you will see your mouse and keyboard keys will start to gain a lot of dirt. This can be gained from a lot people using it and causes a spread of bacteria, sometimes leading to you catch an illness. Making sure you clean up all your everyday personal items and office items can save the spread of bacteria. Cleaning as a whole will sometimes make you feel fresher and more comfortable when you’re at home or in the office.
Monday 17th September is the first day of Durable UK's Computer Cleaning week, as a supplier of office cleaning products the company want to highlight the issue of how dirty our office's are. Durable's latest survey shows that the UK's offices are some of the most dirty places in the country. Here are some tips on keeping those germs away and maintaining a clean computer: One thing that can keep your computer functioning properly is to dust your card slots and cable sockets with a vacuum. A good investment to keep your computer clean is a compressed air can, as dust inside your computer will act as an insulator and as heat is what kills electronics, if you want to prevent your computer getting to dusty. Air cans are an ideal solution as it blows the dust out, without heating up the electronics with a vacuum. You can also use the compressed air to efficiently clean your keyboard too. So to keep your computer living and functioning properly for as long as possible, clean it regularly.
That's right, its due time that the fingerprints and dead gnats are removed from the computer screen but don't just wipe it with any cleaner you have under the sink. Monitors are delicate equipment and must be cleaned accordingly. Never spray directly on the screen--the liquid could seep under the edges of the monitor bezel and damage the circuitry within. Instead, lightly spray some suitable cleaner on a folded piece of soft cloth or a soft paper towel, then use that to wipe the glass. Another option is lint-free wipes, which promise nonabrasive cleaning. Whichever method you use, your monitor should be turned off (better to see the dust and smudges you're trying to remove), and you shouldn't turn it on again until the screen is dry. For LCD screens, steer clear of ammonia-based cleaners. Instead, use a soft lint free cloth dampened with plain water. Just make sure the cloth isn't too wet, otherwise droplets could seep under the bezel and cause damage. Monitors should never be opened. Never take the cover off any type of monitor, even if it needs cleaning. Why? Well, your PC's monitor is one of the two components of your system that carry enough voltage to seriously hurt you (the other being your PC's power supply). If your monitor needs to be serviced or cleaned on the inside, take it to your local computer shop. (note CRT monitors are the monitor types that have some very dangerous voltages inside them LCD monitors don’t have the high voltage circuits that CRT's do)