Computer Cleaning Tips for the Home or Office

Cleaning computers in the work place can be hard compared to at home. The first reason is just because you have so many, but another reason is because there are so many little parts, it can be very time consuming. It’s important to keep it as clean as possible though, in order to keep it running well.

Don’t forget peripherals when cleaning. That means the keyboard, mouse and speakers. The keyboard can be wiped down with ease but it is also good to turn it upside down to bang out the extra crumbs and dirt that get between the keys. These can keep it from working properly. A q-tip with Windex or cleaning solution can get the dirt out on the sides of keys.

Mice really just need a good wipe down, unless you are working with an old model that uses a tracking ball. You can easily remove this ball to clean the inside with yet another q-tip.

The outside of your computer may need cleaning, but so does the inside. Opening it up with a small screwdriver (there are kits made just for this) and using an air canister is the safest way to get dust out without damaging valuable, fragile parts.

Computer Cleaning for the Office

While having a cleaning service come in a couple of times of week is going to take care of the bulk of your office space, sometimes you need to have a good idea of how to take care of it yourself. Especially when it comes to your own personal work space. Cleaning computers is an easy thing to do but sometimes you have to be a bit more thorough than just wiping down the screen. Dust and dirt can ruin your computer and cause it to not work as well as it should.

When cleaning, always consider the crumbs that end up in the keyboard. We all eat around our computer (though it is not recommended) and those crumbs and bits of dirt can cause keys to stick and it to not work properly. Make sure to turn it upside down and shake to to really get as much out as you can.

If allowed, you should be able to open up your tower (if using a desktop) and use an air canister to get rid of excess dust. It can get caught in the fans, keeping them from cooling your unit properly. It can also get into the grooves of the motherboard, causing issues. It is always good to take this step if you can!

All of this can be done by a cleaning service as well,to help you save time.

Mini Office Cleaning Checklist

This mini guide is broken into two parts. The Breakroom and kitchen and part one and general office clenaing as part two.

Office and Breakroom

Maintaining the office break room and kitchen area are some of the most important things you can do. You want your employees to stay healthy and eat food in a clean environment. Ingesting bacteria is one of the quickest ways to get sick, so constant cleaning of the kitchen and break room area is important. It is also important that the chemicals used are safe so that they, too, don’t make people sick. Here’s a brief run down of what should be done:

  1. All dishes should be washed if a common sink is shared. This should really be done by employees as they use them.  Another way to avoid a pileup is to use disposable plates and utensils.
  2. The sink should be cleaned and disinfected. The sponge used to clean the sink and counters should be replaced every week or so.
  3. The microwave should be wiped down, inside and out. Bacteria can fester and thrive inside, contaminating any other food that goes in.
  4. The fridge should be cleaned out at least once a month. Employees should be notified of the tossing of food in case they want to save anything. It should be disinfected entirely and defrosted.

These sort of tasks can be performed to expert degree by an office cleaning service like Royal Cleaning Service. You can be sure to always have a clean kitchen.

General Office Cleaning

Whether your office cleaning service company takes on every bit of work in their own hands, or you supplement them by having your employees do some smaller cleaning jobs in the in between, cleaning checklists can be a huge help in organizing the workload. Of course the type of cleaning involved as well as the rooms being cleaned all are taken into account with checklists. For daily cleaning of the work space, this is what should be expected:

  1. Emptying of any trash receptacles and replacing their bags.
  2. Dusting all surfaces, from desks to chairs, computers, and other surfaces.
  3. Vacuuming of floors, especially carpet.
  4. Mopping of hard floors with disinfectant.
  5. Wiping down all internal glass and windows.
  6. Spot cleaning walls, if needed.
  7. Cleaning fingerprints and disinfecting light switches, door knobs and other areas likely to be touched often.

If you want to do the cleaning yourself or get your staff to do it. Watch this video below.

All of these things are pretty standard when it comes to daily general cleaning. Keeping on top of them means a clean, organized, habitable work place. Beyond just the daily work though, there is also weekly cleaning tasks as well as other cleaning that needs to be done in shared kitchenette and bathroom spaces.

Those we will go over in the next couple of blog posts!

Outdoor Office Cleaning & Landscaping Tips

When you consider cleaning services for the office, are you just considering the interior? While having the interiors looking their best is important, the way a building looks on the outside is also of equal value. You have to consider the exterior and the landscaping around your building and how it amounts to not only aesthetics, but safety.

  1. Cleaning windows is part of the outdoor care of a building. Whether it’s the windows that people see as they are coming in the front door (which are susceptible to fingerprints) or the ones up on the 10th floor, they need to be properly cleaned to preserve their clear view.
  2. Landscaping is important. It’s not just about making the outside flora look great but it is also about cleaning up areas that couple be a potential hazard. That means cutting overgrown bushes and trees, and getting rid of any plants that could pose a hazard.
  3. Fixing broken concrete and steps outside is important too.  You don’t want people slipping because of a cracked step that could easily be filled in. Bigger problems will need a bigger company to be called in, but smaller projects can be done with ease and a smaller group of people.