Office dusting tips

office dusting tips

Office dusting is often overlooked. What people don’t realise is that the build-up of dust on office desks can be the cause of allergies and contribute to poor air quality. Worktop electronics such as computers, keyboards, phones and desktop fans are especially notorious for accumulating dust.

Office dusting tips to make your office cleaner

It’s always a good idea to organise your desk before starting to dust. Clutter can be a huge obstacle for reaching every corner of your desk. The best way to clean dust is either using a dry duster or, if necessary, spraying a cleaning solution onto a cloth and wiping down. Ideally, you should be doing this at least once a week to make sure your desk is dust free.

Cleaning electronics on your desk

Cleaning electronics can be tricky because you have to be careful not to damage them with water or other cleaning solutions. Here are some proven tips:

How to dust PC monitors

Switch the monitor off. Use a dry cloth to gently wipe your monitor’s surface and screen. If your monitor is not only dusty but has dirt on it, buy cleaning fluid specifically designed for monitors. Certain wet wipes, which are specifically designed for computer monitors are a great alternative.

How to clean PC keyboard

Disconnect the keyboard. Shake it while upside down. Clean the keys and keyboard with a very small amount of cleaning fluid on a cloth or an alcohol-based wipe. Make sure no cleaning solution gets between the keys. You can also use a solution which cleans and disinfects the keyboard. Phones and electronics are notorious for collecting a huge amount of bacteria.

How to clean your desk fan

It is incredible how fast the office fan can collect dust. It is important that you turn it off and remove the batteries before you start cleaning. For a good clean, remove the front grille, the back grille and the fan blade first. Wash  the parts separately with soapy water and allow to dry very well. The parts need to be completely dry before you put them back together.

How to clean your phone set

Make sure you disconnect the phone first. Then use an alcohol-based wipe or dry cloth with a little cleaning solution to remove the dust. Dip a cotton bud into a little bit of cleaning solution and use it to clean between the keys. Make sure no liquid drips into the phone’s body.

If dusting your office sounds like a lot of work, this is because it certainly is! An office cleaning company can help you keep your office dust-free so you can focus on your core business.

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