At Carolina Business Technologies, our job is to provide you with the best products, rentals, and repairs for your office needs. We also take pride in our community and want to do our part to keep it safe during difficult times. That means minimizing the spread of germs in the office place, especially as more and more people return to work. Let’s go over a few surefire ways to keep your office clean today.
1) Clean on a Schedule
During a busy day, it’s easy to forget to disinfect a desk or wipe down a computer mouse. Tasks come at you rapidly and the day moves quickly. We’ve found that the best way to make sure everything gets clean is to set a schedule. This could mean going over a checklist each morning when you sit down at your desk and when you leave for the day in addition to periodic cleanings.
2) Keep Sanitizing Supplies on Hand
Rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes should be easily accessible to everyone in the office, especially in high touch areas. There should be wipes near community equipment like printers, copiers, scanners, and kitchen areas. Your equipment should be wiped down periodically. This includes items that you handle frequently like phones, computer mice, keyboards, chairs, and desks. You can also use canned air to remove dirt from the inside of your keyboard and cleaning gum to remove dust and dirt easily.
3) Concentrate On Shared Areas
Think about places that almost every employee touches daily. This includes door handles, drawers, and especially the kitchen. The kitchen is incredibly important because people are handling food after touching the fridge or microwave. Wipe down refrigerator handles, microwaves, faucet handles, and countertops with sanitizing wipes or solution. Make sure to disinfect break rooms, waiting rooms, and conference rooms as well.
4) Inspect Equipment During Cleaning
If you want to increase the lifespan of your office equipment and avoid repairs, cleaning is essential. Not only do you get rid of dust and dirt that can damage printers and copiers, but it also gives you a chance to inspect machines that might usually get overlooked when they’re not in use. When you’re cleaning equipment, you have a chance to spot damage and schedule repairs before an issue becomes much worse and more expensive.
5) Use Mobile Apps When Possible
One thing that we’ve all come to realize during the pandemic is that technology allows us to accomplish a lot more than we thought without being physically present. Even if you’re working from the office, you can still reduce trips to the multi-function printers and copiers by using your smartphone or another device. The fewer people that have to touch company computers or office equipment, the safer everyone is in the long run.
6) Clean Your Carpets
Carpets can hold dust, germs, and other grime. If you go a long time without having it steam cleaned, you also risk it being stained or looking unprofessional. A steam cleaning goes a long way toward avoiding sickness in the office and maintaining a presentable area for guests and clients.