How Do I Clean and Disinfect My Xybix Workstation?

Posted by Robin Bond on Mar 17, 2020 10:08:49 AM


Use the right cleaning products and techniques to protect your workstations and consoles from germs that cause COVID-19.

Our family at Xybix Systems, Inc. values the health and safety of our loyal customers. We are working diligently to answer accurately and thoroughly your many questions about COVID-19 as it relates to your Xybix products.


Following are answers to your top questions about cleaning your Xybix workstation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

1. How can I effectively and safely disinfect the
panel systems, HPL (high-pressure
laminate) OR 3D Laminate desktop of my workstation?

The following cleaning products and those similar to them are effective for cleaning panel top caps, 3D laminate, and HPL (high-pressure laminate)—with no damage to surfaces:

  • Lysol Brand Disinfectant® wipes and sprays – non-bleach/non-ammonia types
  • Clorox Healthcare® Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectants – non-bleach types
  • Formula 409™

2. How do I avoid damaging the surface of my HPL or 3D Laminate workstations?

  • Do not use products containing ammonia or bleach. Prolonged exposure of these substances on the laminate or powder-coated surface may cause discoloration and damage your product.
  • Do not use acidic or abrasive cleaners.
  • Do not use abrasive pads.

The EPA compiled this list through its Emerging Viral Pathogen program, by which manufacturers provide the EPA with data that proves their products are “effective against harder-to-kill viruses."

HOWEVER, it is likely that many of the listed cleaning solutions contain bleach or other active ingredients that may damage your Xybix products and surfaces, which can nullify your desktop warranty. Use caution when selecting a product for your cleaning or disinfecting purposes.

3. What happens if a cleaning product damages my work surface? Is it covered by my Xybix warranty?

Your Xybix limited lifetime warranty covers the work surfaces and cabinet surfaces: components manufactured by Xybix. The Xybix warranty does not cover user abuse or negligence. Improper use of a cleaning product on these surfaces is not covered by your warranty.

4. What products can I safely use if I have an older Xybix workstation with HPL (high-pressure laminate)?

It is safe to use the following products on your older HPL (high-pressure laminate) workstation:

  • Lysol Brand Disinfectant® wipes and sprays – non-bleach/non-ammonia types
  • Clorox Healthcare® Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectants – non-bleach types
  • Formula 409™

5. What is the proper technique for cleaning my Xybix workstation?

In addition to using the right cleaning products to clean and disinfect your Xybix products, it’s important to use the right technique to kill germs.

Following are best practices:

  • Clean and wipe down all counters in and around the console.
  • Clean and disinfect all high-touch areas.
  • Clean and disinfect all peripherals including keyboards, mice, phone and input surfaces.
  • Clean and disinfect door handles and drawer fronts.
  • Allow the disinfectant to remain wet on the surface until it dries (1-4 minutes on average).

6. Who do I call if I have additional questions related to disinfecting my workstation?

Our Customer Service team at Xybix is here to answer your questions at 800-788-2810.

A printable copy of our current Disinfecting Guide is available here.

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