By Marilyn Syarto
You may not think much about cleaning your keyboards. Maybe this will change your mind: The American Journal for Infection Control rang a warning alarm that keyboard contamination may transmit hospital infections in healthcare settings. Then the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health studied what germs live on our keyboards and personal devices, and found various unpronounceable bacteria, like MRSA and E Coli. Some research even points to our keyboards likely being dirtier than a toilet seat.
And health is not the only issue. If you don’t clean your keyboards, dust, grime, and grit can get ground into the spaces between the keys, which will eventually break down the technical components that send signals to your computer every time you type. Do you really want to miss a deadline due to crumbs in your keyboard? Don’t let this be an issue—we’ll show you how to clean your keyboard in this helpful guide.