When asked what areas an office cleaning service should focus on when cleaning your Phoenix-area workplace, your mind might immediately turn to restrooms. We are all aware of the germs and bacteria present around toilets and in bathroom stalls. That’s why we’re so vigilant about washing our hands after using the restroom.
While we take precautions to protect ourselves from bacteria after using the restroom, it’s less common to take the same precautions after using our computer keyboards. Studies have shown, however, that computer keyboards are among the most highly-contagious surfaces in any workplace. In fact, a study by the University of Arizona found that keyboards can have up to 400 times more bacteria than toilet seats. With computer keyboards being so full of bacteria, it’s important you take certain measures to keep yourself healthy while using them. Below, JAN-PRO® of Phoenix has listed three ways you can keep yourself safe from the germs on your computer keyboard.
Ways to Keep Yourself Safe from Bacteria on Keyboards
If you’re worried about the germs and viruses on your computer keyboard, three ways you can keep yourself healthy and safe include:
- Wash Your Hands. By washing your hands or using hand sanitizer before and after using your keyboard, you prevent germs and viruses from getting onto your keyboard in the first place. You also stop germs and viruses already present on your keyboard from spreading to you and your coworkers.
- Don’t Eat at Your Desk. Typing and eating easily passes bacteria from your keyboard to your mouth. By eating away from your desk, you protect yourself from the germs and viruses on your keyboard.
- Partner with an Office Cleaning Service like JAN-PRO of Phoenix. The best way to keep yourself safe from germs and viruses on your computer keyboard is to partner with an office cleaning service that fully disinfects the keyboards in your Phoenix-area workplace. At JAN-PRO of Phoenix, for example, our office cleaning services offer a higher grade of disinfection to offices through the use of our EnviroShield® disinfection system. EnviroShield® uses proprietary spray application to disinfect the nooks and crannies in computer keyboards. It eliminates 99.9999% of all germs and viruses on contact, ensuring our office cleaning services at JAN-PRO of Phoenix provide complete disinfection.
To partner with an office cleaning service with the systems to eliminate harmful germs and viruses from computer keyboards and throughout your office, call JAN-PRO of Phoenix today at (602) 438-1000.