It’s crazy to think that the average keyboard harbours a stomach-churning 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. In this current climate, with a lot of businesses and their employees currently working from home, it’s important to keep your home workspace safe.
Before you pour a whole bottle of anti-bac over your keys, we’ve put a handy little cleaning guide together for you below.
Before you start cleaning your keyboard, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands to minimise the spread of bacteria. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to start by giving it a good ol’ shake. This will help by getting rid of any loose crumbs and will get those bigger dust clumps out. Alternatively, you can hold the keyboard upside down and gently tap.
USE COMPRESSED AIR
If you have any to hand, using a can of compressed air can help blow out any stubborn bits of dirt. How do you use this? We’d recommend holding the canister at a 75-degree angle and spray your keyboard in a zigzag pattern – so you don’t miss any areas. Now repeat the process 2-3 times. Be warned, the can may get a little chilly so be sure to give it a good shake beforehand.
Removing as much dirt and bacteria as possible will help towards maintaining a clean, home workspace – so don’t forget this step! Dip a cotton swab or a microfiber cloth into some gentle isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) and gently clean the area surrounding each key.
Be careful what kind of disinfecting substance you use, as some may cause discolouration or remove the lettering.
REMOVE AND CLEAN THE KEYS
If you feel like going the extra mile with your home workspace, and your keyboard allows you to do so, we’d recommend removing and cleaning each key. After removing them, you can wash them individually with either alcohol or water and soap. Remember to give them a good pat down before putting them back on
Finally, we’d recommend giving your keyboard an extra once over when reassembling it back together.
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