After the pandemic, most of us has gotten into ergonomics or at least functional desk setups for working from home. Smart desks are equipped with advanced features that enhance productivity and convenience. Our desks have evolved to become more than just a surface to work on. However, to ensure their longevity and optimal performance, it's essential to incorporate regular maintenance and cleaning into your routine. In this guide, we'll walk you through simple steps to keep your smart desk in top-notch condition.
Organize Your Cables
One of the first steps to maintaining a smart desk is to declutter and organize cables. With the multitude of devices connected to your desk, tangled cables can not only look messy but also hinder functionality. Invest in cable organizers or even invest in an EVIS Smart Desk with a cable management to keep them neatly arranged, making it easier to identify and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. You can also opt to invest in a cable organizer to help you group your cables together for a neater look. Cable organizers like the EVIS Snake Cable is a good option if you are thinking of doing so.
Dust is an inevitable part of any environment, and smart desks are no exception. When caring for your Smart Desk, use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe down surfaces regularly. Pay special attention to electronic components, such as monitors, keyboards, and charging ports, to prevent dust accumulation that could affect performance over time. To remove stains or for a more thorough clean, you can also wipe it down with a damp cloth and gentle soap.
Cleaning the Monitor and Screens
Depending on your work nature, you may have high-resolution monitors, desktops, laptops or touchscreens. Cleaning these devices can help you keep a clean workspace and a fresher vibe overall. Clean these screens with a gentle, electronic-friendly screen cleaner and a soft cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can damage the display. For touchscreens, follow the manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning to ensure longevity.
Keyboard and Mouse Maintenance
Keyboards and mice are frequent points of contact and can accumulate dirt and grime. Use compressed air to blow away loose debris from between the keys, and then clean the surfaces with a damp cloth. For wireless devices, replace batteries as needed to maintain consistent performance.
Adjustable Mechanism Maintenance
If your smart desk has adjustable features, such as height or tilt adjustments, ensure these mechanisms are functioning correctly. Regularly check for any unusual sounds or resistance when making adjustments. Lubricate mechanical parts according to the manufacturer's recommendations to prevent wear and tear. You can also consider investing in a low-maintenance height adjustable desk like the EVIS Smart Desk that does not require constant oiling.
Invest in desk accessories like desk mats or coasters to prevent scratches, spills, and other potential damage. These simple additions can go a long way in preserving the aesthetic and structural integrity of your smart desk.
A clean and well-maintained smart desk not only looks appealing but also ensures optimal functionality of its advanced features. By incorporating these simple maintenance tips into your routine, you'll extend the lifespan of your smart desk and continue to enjoy a productive and efficient workspace.