Does Your Bank Have Dirty ATMs?
According to microbiologists, ATMs are as dirty as public restrooms. Recently, a research team in the UK went about studying the cleanliness of ATM machines and the findings were absolutely shocking. Many people in these locations touch dirty ATMs, compromise their own health and pass germs elsewhere.
Their analysis indicates that most London-based ATM machines and public toilet seats contain pseudomonads and bacillus, a bacteria known to cause nasty, stomach ailments.
If you’re a bank, such as PNC, Fifth Third or any other financial institution, it’s just a matter of time before someone files a claim against banks. The verdict is out, make sure to have clean ATMs or your clients will suffer. Companies like Diebold have excellent ATM machines, but they are undoubtedly failing to be cleaned on a daily basis.
I’ve been to plenty of banks in the tri-state area and they are filthy, with no doubt dangerous bacteria living on the face of the screens and buttons. Interesting enough, when I’ve made complaints, they’ve blatantly ignored the request to clean them and never follow up with a commercial cleaning or janitorial process.