General Chat Thread, How often do you clean YOUR keyboard in General; BBC NEWS | UK | Keyboards 'dirtier than a toilet'
Just found this article about some keyboards being as dirty ...
1st May 2008, 03:12 PM #1
How often do you clean YOUR keyboard
BBC NEWS | UK | Keyboards 'dirtier than a toilet'
Just found this article about some keyboards being as dirty as a toilet seat so come on, when did you last thoroughly clean your keyboard
Been at this job nearly a year now and this is the first time i've done it and i found enough crumbs to feed a small village for a day
1st May 2008, 03:13 PM #2
I clean mine when I do my desk... about once a month with a virucidal cleaner.
Thanks to Joanne from:
speckytecky (1st May 2008)
1st May 2008, 03:53 PM #3
1st May 2008, 04:19 PM #4
At the start of each of the three main holidays, I go round all the machines (keyboards and mice) with the antibacterial wipes as part of my maintenance. They get a darn good shake first.
I wish I could say I was as fastidious at home!
1st May 2008, 05:07 PM #5
. When the letters go black
. When the keys jam
. When my fingers stick to it
. when staff members prat about with it
. in the event of a random outbreak of ceiling wee
. in the event of random fluid seepage or spillage
*whichever comes first.
Mostly I just upend it and smack it on the desk a few times.
The home keyboard has tomato soup in it...one day I'll get round to cleaning it. ;-)
1st May 2008, 08:22 PM #6
We had a company that relentlessly spammed us with calls about cleaning keyboards and mice etc. To shut them up we got them in to do a free test clean. they then gave us a price based on the number of machines we had. Turned out they wanted £5.50 per PC. You could hear the laughter all the way down the corridor.
It's cheaper to replace the keyboard and mouse than to clean them.
1st May 2008, 08:35 PM #7
Let me think about this....
"Never" is the word that springs urgently to mind. My diseases are my own, and if their presence on a keyboard discourages the teachers from using it; well and good.
1st May 2008, 09:18 PM #8
I probably don't clean anyone elses keyboard as much as I perhaps should....
1st May 2008, 10:12 PM #9
I don't clean mine in the office as no one else but me uses my machine. No excuse really but never get time to clean it.
1st May 2008, 10:50 PM #10
When the pesky "100 hour keyboard warning" message appears i drop everything to find the "keyboard fairy" who has nothing better to do but clean keyboards. If it's not done within 2 minutes i rush off to find the Head to complain about the shambolic service.
1st May 2008, 11:14 PM #11
ok I'll admit the home pc and laptop cleaned once a fortnight which for a smoker is not good , The work systems are done daily which is good not by us but external cleaning company but they cant help just moving my paper work can be quite irratating lol,
2nd May 2008, 01:00 AM #12
I normally give mine a wipe over with a duster every week. That doesn't really count as cleaning though does it? I never use antibacterial wipes or any other cleaning agent on my keyboard.
2nd May 2008, 09:19 AM #13
I clean my work keyboard about 2/3 times a week!!
2nd May 2008, 09:21 AM #14
Mines a wireless one so i give it a good spray with the virucidal stuff... wipe it over then shake it about to try and dry under the keys. If I get bored I'll use the air compressor to dry it!
2nd May 2008, 09:29 AM #15
I cleaned mine over the easter break, took all the keys off, disinfected them (as they hadn't been cleaned for about 3 years), hoovered out under the keys and disinfected that and then took me 15 mins to put all the keys back in the right order. I think i shall be doing this about once a year.
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