COVID-19 has created a change in cleaning regimens to keep operators and environments safe. We are more aware of our proximity to one another, disinfecting the surfaces we touch, hand hygiene, and overall health. EvansCare provides deep console cleaning that keeps your workspace clean AND extends the life of your consoles.

How Often Should You Clean Your Evans-Built Control Room Consoles?

In spaces that need to be operational 24/7 with multiple people coming in and out and sharing resources, the question is, how often should you be cleaning your consoles?

Consoles and other objects should be wiped down between each shift to ensure you're minimizing the risk of exposure from one operator to the next. This will remove harmful microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses on objects and surfaces. 

A thorough deep cleaning of a console should occur at a minimum once a year, but ideally twice a year if possible. This is because a deep cleaning and preventative maintenance service will remove dirt and debris build-up around the console and electrical equipment. Not only will this create a cleaner and healthier environment by removing dirt and debris, but it also disinfects the surfaces and equipment by killing bacteria and viruses. While you may want to clean more than once per shift, over-cleaning workspaces can, in some cases, lead to permanent damage to the console if you’re not using a mild cleaner such as soap and water only.

What products should you use to clean your consoles and does the type of surface you are cleaning make a difference?

Yes, it definitely matters what you are using for each surface and finish! As mentioned above, on rubber nosing, we recommend using soap and water ONLY as other harsh cleaners can break down the components and damage the material. For work surfaces, monitors, mice, and keyboards, we recommend using Clorox hydrogen peroxide cleaners. It is important to pay attention to the back of any cleaner to ensure you are using it as directed. Some cleaners will advise keeping a surface wet for up to 10 minutes in order for it to be most effective.

What are some best practices for how to clean consoles to maximize your equipment and keep operators healthy?

Read our EvansCare Console Cleaning Guide to determine which products to use and how to best clean consoles and various equipment surfaces. However, it is important to remember that deep console cleaning should be performed by a professional team at least once a year!

Where can I learn more about the EvansCare cleaning service and why should I think seriously about it?

We have a free whitepaper download available that talks about how to improve workplace health, protect your consoles, improve airflow, prevent overheating, and avoid unplanned outages. It is a one-click download and no email or form submission is required. Learn more about keeping your workspace clean here and download if you wish:

EvansCare Whitepaper


Topics: Control Rooms, Console Cleaning