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How Washable Keyboards Can Help Prevent the Spread of Illness in Shared Workspaces

In shared workspaces, where multiple individuals come together to collaborate, the risk of spreading illness is often a concern. We touch many things daily and cross-contaminate them. For instance, you may touch a doorknob, then your coffee cup, and then you spread that to your keyboard and mouse. One effective solution to mitigate the risk of spreading illness is incorporating washable keyboards that can be quickly cleaned and disinfected regularly into these work environments. After all, you wash your hands; why not your keyboard? Keep reading to discover how the use of washable keyboards, like those from WetKeys, can help prevent the spread of illness in shared workspaces.

Easy to Clean and Disinfect

Washable keyboards are designed to withstand regular cleaning and disinfecting processes. Made from durable materials such as silicone or waterproof plastic, these keyboards can be fully submerged in water or wiped with disinfectant without any damage. This feature helps with thorough removal of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, significantly reducing the potential for illness transmission.

Quick, Routine Cleaning & Disinfection

One of the key advantages of washable keyboards is their dishwasher-safe* feature. Being able to safely place the keyboard in a dishwasher provides a convenient and time-efficient method for routine cleaning and disinfection. By simply removing the keyboard from the workspace and washing it using our Cleaning Guide’s approved methods, shared workspaces can maintain a high level of cleanliness and minimize the risk of illness transmission.

Ideal for Shared and High-Traffic Areas

Shared workspaces often see a high turnover of users, increasing the chances of germ transmission. By using washable keyboards, you can maintain a higher level of cleanliness and hygiene in these areas. The ability to regularly clean and sanitize these keyboards helps ensure that each user starts with a germ-free typing surface, minimizing the risk of cross-contamination.

Increased Awareness and Hygiene Practices

The introduction of washable keyboards in shared workspaces can also help promote increased awareness and adherence to hygiene practices. By making users aware of the importance of cleanliness and providing them with a tool that facilitates easy cleaning, shared workspaces encourage individuals to take responsibility for their own hygiene and the well-being of others. This shift in mindset can contribute to a healthier work environment with reduced illness transmission.

To upgrade your workspace with washable keyboards, shop our selection at WetKeys, where you can find a wide selection of washable keyboards, mice, and touchpads specifically designed for shared workspaces. Shop our selection today.

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