Viruses and other harmful germs can remain infectious for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces such as stainless steel and plastic. Without frequent and thorough cleanings, an office can quickly become a hotbed of infection putting both your staff and residents at risk. With this in mind, here are a few tips for keeping your key control system and office areas sanitized and germ-free.
Key control system cleaning tips
Used to store physical keys and other vital community information, key control systems serve as an integral resource for community staff. And along with frequent interaction comes the need to sanitize often.
The main point of contact on a HandyTrac key control system is the system datalog, used to operate the system. Using a microfiber cloth and solution of mild dish detergent and water, wipe down the touch screen, numeric keypad and biometric reader (if applicable).
The key box
For the rest of the system, almost any type of disinfectant will do.
One thing to note: all cleaners that claim to kill germs require EPA registration. As such, you should keep an eye out for cleaners that are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure proper sanitation.
Sanitize before and after use
Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer nearby as an added defense against harmful viruses and germs.
Office cleaning tips
When cleaning office areas, be sure to…
- Wear disposable gloves, a gown and a face mask
- Clean surfaces using soap and water, then follow up with an EPA-approved disinfectant
- Frequently clean high touch surfaces including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.
For more office cleaning tips and considerations, check out the CDC’s Facility Cleaning and Disinfecting guide.
To learn more about HandyTrac key control systems, contact us today.