ClinIT (www.clinit.co.za), is a FIRST RATE GROUP business unit focussing on IT Equipment Cleaning and Data Centre Decontamination. IT Hygiene includes cleaning of Desktop computers, Laptops, Telephones, Copiers, Faxes, ATMs, and EPOS Machines. We also offer complementary services like IT Asset Management.
Research* has proven that there can be up to 400 times more bacteria on the average office workstation than a toilet seat and 60% of time off work illnesses are contracted from dirty office equipment. Increasingly, office equipment becomes contaminated by practices such as employees eating lunch at their desks, hot desking and poor personal hygiene. An unclean workplace gives a poor impression, creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, affects staff morale and undermines operational effectiveness.
CLINIT is South Africa’s leading IT cleaning company and specialises in removing the build-up of grime and germs in the workplace to minimise the spread of infection, reduce absenteeism and the risk of equipment breakdown. We provide professional IT cleaning services that ensure our customers’ computers; telephones and other office equipment are clean, dust-free and hygienic.
- Demonstrable capability – Our IT cleaning expertise, spans a variety of industries and computer equipment.
- Market-leading service levels – All our technicians are trained to the highest industry standards.
- A partnership approach – We pride ourselves on our flexibility and work with our customers to develop bespoke solutions that enable them to excel.
- Stringent security – For our customers’ peace of mind, all our technicians undergo more rigorous Enhanced checks by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
- Exemplary health and safety standards – CLINIT operates a ‘Safety First’ policy that ensures the safety of our customers and employees is paramount.
We specialise in the cleaning of all types of office equipment including:
- PCs (keyboard, monitor and mouse)
- Fax machines
- Projectors and whiteboards
*Source: ‘Germs in the Workplace’ study by the University of Arizona 2002
Hardware manufacturers including Cisco, IBM, Sun, HP & EMC recommend the subfloor void is cleaned at least twice per annum, especially if air flow is being directed through the floor void.
Cisco, Sun and EMC now all state what the acceptable levels of contamination are for their equipment.
The impact of contaminants on sensitive electronic equipment is well known, but the most harmful contaminants are often overlooked because they are so small. Most particles smaller than 10 microns are not visible to the naked eye. Yet it is these particles that are most likely to migrate to areas where they can do damage.
Hardware warranties can be deemed void if not kept in an environment maintained to ISO Standards.
Contamination on and in IT equipment in Data Centres and Computer Rooms will cause equipment to retain heat and cause unwanted downtime if not maintained. In addition, power requirements will increase to keep the equipment cooler: Power and Cooling are key issues within the Data Centre environment.
CLINIT Planned Data Centre Cleaning service includes an extensive clean of the subfloor void, floor surface buffing and the equipment surface to provide a thorough preventive maintenance program for your Data Centre to ensure ISO 14644-1 Machine Room standards are met.
If your Data Centre has never been under a preventive maintenance program which includes cleaning, then an initial service site preparation may need to be performed. This will include a clean of the subfloor void, floor and equipment surfaces and the pedestal and stringer substructure to ensure that your Data Centre is as dust and contamination free as possible.
The equipment surfaces are cleaned using takcloths with highly interwoven fibres and vacuumed where applicable using three stage HEPA-filtered vacuums. In addition, the surface of the floor panels is cleaned using specialised anti-static equipment and solutions.