Results of a Dan Rather CBS News Report
On May 12th, 1997, a CBS news reporter, John Roberts, did a report
on tests conducted throughout the United States on the presence
of germs on all kinds of public surfaces. He reported that, in
all of the surfaces tested, it was found there was at least one
form of bacteria and/or virus on each surface, such as E. Coli,
Staph Aureus, Bacillus Cerus and even fecal matter, just to name
"What we found on that ATM was a toxic form of E. coli
bacteria, similar to one that caused a deadly outbreak of food
poisoning in the Northwest four years ago... and it wasn't just
the ATM that was carrying the disease. Fifty percent of the surfaces
we tested had at least one form of toxic bacteria on them."
"With almost every touch, every breath, we come into
contact with germs."
There is a service available that will clean and sanitize
all sensitive electronic equipment. This includes keyboards,
monitors, CPU's, copy machines, fax machines, phones, money counters,
calculators, cash registers, ATM's, diagnostic equipment, and
cellular phones. Most people are truly afraid to clean these machines,
and with good reason. They're afraid they'll damage
the equipment, if they try to clean it.
Amazingly not many businesses have addressed the problem.
In most offices the equipment has been neglected for years.
People have just become accustomed to working with dirty
equipment. If people accepted this same level cleanliness in buildings,
carpets would look worn and dirty in most locations. Windows would be smeared
with smoke and grease.
If you think you have a maintenance contract on your equipment
and they look after cleaning of your equipment, wrong again.
Maintenance contracts are to insure that the equipment
continues to function. NOT that it is clean for you to
operate. The company you lease your car from doesn't wash it for
Computer Techs, Photocopier Techs and IT Professionals
are not cleaning your equipment, they just don't have
time nor the inclination to clean the outside of your equipment.
Janitorial Services do NOT clean equipment, nor should
They would rather clean a bomb than a computer or data
terminal. It's just too risky for them because they are
not trained to perform this service.
An internationally organized company out of Calgary, AB
has taken on the task by providing individuals with a way of starting
their own business cleaning equipment using specialized tools
and cleaners that they provide. Currently they have over 100 people
across Canada and the United States --now including ARIZONA -- that they can tap into to clean equipment and that
number is growing.
Have a look at your equipment. If YOU can see that it's
dirty, don't you think there might be germs and bacteria lurking
in the grooves and between those keys? Your equipment can be quickly
restored and this product will not damage any of it. We not only
quickly restore your equipment to showroom condition.
We will also disinfect the "human touch" areas, which
will free these surfaces from bacteria and viruses.
DO IT YOURSELF: If reducing the sick days in your office by removing
the bacteria on your equipment would help you, we also have an
antibacterial product you can try out yourself.
To have one of our consultants show you first hand how we can
improve your company image and keep your staff healthier, call
1-602-885-7755 or send e-mail and make an appointment.