3 important details for Server room cleaning
Contamination IT equipment in computer rooms and server rooms will cause equipment to retain heat and cause unwanted downtime if not maintained well properly. In addition, power requirements will increase as hardware works harder to keeps its environment cool a key issue within the computer room environment.
Server room cleaning a must for any conscientious organisation!
Your servers are designed to manage, save, send and process company data, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 356 days a year. As such, it is very important that you take care of them and proactively arrange routine cleans. A scheduled approach to server room cleaning will help maintain machine health and functionality. It can even prolong the life of your servers.
Regulate Human Activity
As we noted above, humans themselves provide quite a few of the contaminants you can find in the data room – dander, skin particles and hair, for instance. So, it’s important to regulate what your operators wear when they are in the data server room.
Another way to reduce human contaminants is to install contamination control mats at the data room’s points of entry. This will help remove some of the contaminants from shoes.
Keep Your Cooling System Clean
It is also of paramount importance to follow a regular maintenance schedule to keep your cooling system clean. All data centers need cooling systems. If you have a room full of servers, they can get hot at the best of times. Cooling systems help make sure that equipment does not overheat and cause unwanted downtime.
The cooling system should be regularly checked and properly aligned to reduce friction. It’s also possible to purchase low particle belts which shed fewer particulates during regular operations. It’s also a good idea as part of that regular maintenance schedule to shut down your entire cooling system and give the belt drive unit a thorough cleaning. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and clean the unit itself with antistatic cleaning chemicals on a microfiber cloth.
Also, the air filters that you use for the entire cooling system should be regularly replaced every three months.
Reduce Exposure Points
Doors are not friends to your IT equipment in your data room. Doors are the number one way that contaminants enter a data server room from the outside.
One way to help reduce this problem is to install two sets of doors. People coming through the first door go through a small clean room where they put on their hats and booties and where contamination control mats may be installed. Never use automatic doors in a data server room. You don’t want the doors opening and closing every time somebody walks by the sensor.
You should also check on a regular basis to make sure that all doors fit snugly in their frames.
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