As working from home became the new normal, now it is more important than ever to keep your home working environment clean. Keyboards are a breeding ground for bacteria. More than 60% of workers have lunch at their desks, creating the need for regular cleaning of workspaces. Food particles, spilled drinks and dust encourage the growth of germs. One germ can multiply to 8 million in one day.
Keyboards, desks, and phones harbor huge numbers of germs. For example, a typical keyboard has an average of 1,370k germs per square inch, more than anywhere else in the home. Given your hands are placed on the keyboard for hours every day, they are heavily exposed to bacteria that then spread and contaminate other surfaces.
Surprisingly, 68% of sick leave is due to workplace hygiene with 95% for minor illnesses. Pathogens like Hepatitis and MRSA can survive for 42 days and 180 days, while flu and cold viruses can survive for 24 hours. Keeping your workplace clean is a serious business.
London cleaners TidyChoice have produced the infographic ‘’Why you need to clean your home workplace’’ that shows the importance of keeping your home workplace clean.