Research has shown that a computer’s keyboard can carry more bacteria than a toilet seat! Cleaning the keys frequently will help eliminate harmful germs.
(* Check with IT Department prior to cleaning a computer keyboard/keys belonging to an office/organization)
First, close all open applications, shut down windows, and then shut down the computer and unplug it, if possible.
Turn the keyboard upside down and shake it in order to remove any debris.
Next, dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and brush in between each of the keys
* Follow office IT protocols for cleaning of computer keys/keyboards.
You may also consider dipping a cotton cloth in alcohol and lightly run it over the tops of the keys to clean off the germs. Once done, plug the device back in and this should help to keep the computer keys as good as new and germ – free.
* A safe EPA Registered non-bleach product “Steriplex SD” has been proven safe to be utilized
on computer keyboards/keys. It is a C. diff. sporicidal one step cleaner and disinfectant.
Disinfect “High Touch” surfaces: Door knobs/handles, Door surfaces both sides, Bed rails(in facilities), Call lights, Over-bed tables/drawers, *Phones, Counter-tops of hard non-porous surfaces, Light switches, Furniture, Arms of chairs, Seats of Chairs, Window sills, Portable bedside commodes, medical equipment being used, diaper pails, toilets, faucets, handrails, sink, tub/shower, mirrors, floors of non-porous surfaces. (* For mobile phones check w/manufacturer before applying disinfectant to surfaces/screens*) Wearing gloves during cleaning is suggested, utilizing disposable cleaning clothes/towels recommended, cleaning cloth should not be reintroduced into a bleach solution after wiping down surfaces.
Clorox® Germicidal Bleach was the first product to obtain federal and state EPA registration for killing Clostridium difficile spores on hard, nonporous surfaces when used as directed. This high-quality, hospital-use disinfectant kills a broad spectrum of microorganisms on surfaces such as exam tables, counter-tops, floors and hallway walls, as well as food-contact surfaces.
3-minute C. Difficile spore claim has been registered by the Federal EPA and may not be available in all 50 states. Use as directed on precleaned hard, nonporous surfaces. 2 Based on EPA master labels 7/1/2012.
At 6.15% sodium hypochlorite, Clorox® Germicidal Bleach 96 fl. oz. bottle is more concentrated and has more kill claims than many bleach products on the market.
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