Whether working at home, in a remote location or safely in your current office, ensuring your working space is clean and hygienic is more important now than ever before.

There are plenty of locations in your office space where allergies can be triggered or bacteria lives, so it is important to get on top of your evening cleaning routine.

Here are three places you may have missed, and why it’s important to keep them clean.

 

Handles

Your door handles, drawer handles, railings and bannisters are among the most likely places for bacteria to transfer from one person to another, simply because so many people touch a given doorknob or handle in a day.

A study undertaken on a university campus discovered that over 1300 bacteria colonies lived on just 27 door handles, so it is important to clean and disinfect these surfaces regularly and sanitise your hands after touching them.

 

Computers

Your computer, whether it is a laptop, desktop, consists of several surfaces that pose both allergy and bacterial risk.

The bottom of your laptop, inside your desktop tower and behind your monitor build up a lot of dust. As well as this, your mouse and keyboard build up a high concentration of microbes as well as dust and even crumbs which help bacteria to grow and cultivate.

Compressed air can help get little bits and dust out of your keyboard, which will make the main surface easier to wipe.

 

Mobile Phone

Our phones are widely used, and as they are often held close to your mouth we can inhale bacteria from them.

Make sure to clean your mobile’s screen regularly, as the inherent nature of touch screens means they can help transfer bacteria from anywhere else you touch.