Ask yourself, how often do you make your desk space free from germs? The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has, in a few short weeks, changed much about the world. People are washing their hands more regularly, cleaning their smartphones and keyboards, realising just how much they touch their faces, and generally being more considerate about not spreading cough and sneeze germs about the place.
At Glad Group, our cleaning division work countless of hours in the commercial and governmental sector to ensure desk spaces are clean because we know and understand that offices are subject to a high level of volume of people, externally and internally – someone is coming from somewhere – so, it is extremely important that you keep your desk space in tip-top condition.
Here’s 5 tips on how to completely eliminate germs from your desk space:
- Your keyboard
Unplug your keyboard from your computer. Flip it upside down and give it a good couple of shakes to loosen any debris. Present a cleaning or disinfecting wipe and swipe over the keyboard until you are confident you have cleaned adequately.
- Your mouse
The good news is that you will not need any special products to clean down your mouse. Just a normal disinfecting wipe used will be effective. Rubbing these kinds of wipes over your mouse will be extremely helpful in stopping the spread of germs.
- Desk space
Remove all items, including your computer (if possible), phone, penholder, stapler, and other accessories, from the desktop (or move them to the side while you clean). Use disinfectant wipes to thoroughly wipe down the entire surface. Wait for the cleaning solution to dry before moving the desk items back into place.
- Mobile or desk phone
Even if you are unaware, saliva regularly splatters off our lips as we speak onto mobile devices and desk phones. These pieces can all be cleaned with sanitised wipes and compressed air.
The benefits of keeping your desk space commonly used areas as clean as possible will have positive health benefits for you and your colleagues. Washing your hands, disinfecting shared surfaces as well as the surfaces that no one considers when cleaning, will help mitigate the spread of germs and viruses between surfaces and individuals.