Computer and Telephone Equipment
A research team from the University of Arizona in America, lead by Dr. Charles Gerba found out that the average desk harbours 400 times more disease-triggering dirt than a toilet seat with bacteria levels on the typical office fax machine three times higher than on the bathroom door! A poll in the UK found that only 1 in 10 people clean their desk, keyboard or phone, creating a breeding ground for harmful germs and bacteria. Dr Gerba and his team collected samples three times daily from 12 office surfaces in several locations using technology such as ultraviolet germ markers. His study reveals that bacteria levels climb during the day, even on tidy desks.
When someone is infected with a cold or flu bug, the surfaces they touch during the day become germ transfer points because some cold and flu viruses can survive for up to 72 hours. An office can therefore become an incubator. Because of this, office equipment should be regularly disinfected to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria responsible for disease (e.g. use of bacterial wipes).
The situation is exacerbated in businesses that have hotdesking policies where more than one person regularly uses a particular work site/desk. Using a phone after a colleague has sneezed or coughed into it could another employee to be on the receiving end of their germs as pathogens in their saliva can be spread through the mucus membranes of the mouth and eyes.
Keeping workstations clean is a matter of common sense and good hygiene, that’s why London Office Cleaners offer a fantastic service as part of our daily cleaning routine whereby we clean all office and computer equipment, including:
- PCs (monitor, keyboard and mouse)
- Fax machines
We’ve been cleaning offices in London for over 30 years, that’s why by using London Office Cleaners you are guaranteed a first class service with exceptional results time and time again.
Please contact our friendly customer service team at London Office Cleaners today via our contact form to discuss this service.
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