From an early age, we’ve been taught to wash our hands after using the restroom. We are aware of the germs and viruses around toilets and in bathrooms stalls, and washing our hands is common sense. While we wash our hands to protect ourselves from germs in restrooms, though, why don’t we wash our hands after using our computer keyboards? A study by the University of Arizona recently found that computer keyboards can have 400 times more bacteria than toilet seats. With such a high concentration of contagions on one surface, it is important you keep yourself and your employees safe from this potentially-harmful bacteria. Below, we’ve listed some ways you can protect yourself from bacteria on keyboards, and how the office cleaning services we offer at JAN-PRO® Cleaning Systems of Greater Charlotte can help.
Keeping Yourself Safe from Germs on Keyboards
While not all bacteria is bad bacteria, contagions such as cough, cold, and flu viruses can be picked up from computer keyboards. Three ways JAN-PRO Cleaning Systems of Greater Charlotte suggests you can keep yourself safe from these viruses include:
- Wash Your Hands. Getting into the habit of washing your hands before and after using your keyboard can help stop germs from getting onto your keyboard in the first place, and can keep germs from spreading from your keyboard to you and your coworkers.
- Don’t Eat at Your Desk. When you eat and type, harmful bacteria can easily spread from your hands to your mouth.
- Find a Reliable Cleaning Service. Finding an office cleaning service, such as JAN-PRO Cleaning Systems of Greater Charlotte, with the equipment to fully disinfect your keyboards will help keep your workers safe from harmful bacteria and viruses.
How Our Office Cleaning Services in Charlotte Can Help
At JAN-PRO Cleaning Systems of Greater Charlotte, we’re committed to providing office cleaning services that help keep workers safe from the germs and viruses on computer keyboards. One of the ways we do this is by offering a higher grade of disinfection throughout our EnviroShield® disinfection system. While cloths and rags can only disinfect easy-to-reach areas on computer keyboards, EnviroShield® uses patented spray-application technology to get into the nooks and crannies other systems can’t. It wraps keyboards in a residue-free, germ-fighting shield, knocking out 99.9999% of all germs and viruses on contact.
To learn more about how our office cleaning services can keep your workers safe form germs and viruses, call JAN-PRO Cleaning Systems of Greater Charlotte today at (704) 553-8007.