Special rules apply to cleaning and sanitizing household electronic devices because these surfaces are high touch points that can easily get damaged. Not to mention that they are like magnets for dust, filth and fingerprints. And what about the crumbs that infallibly find cracks and seams?
It does sound like a nightmare, but we are here for you even when it comes to your technology. From our expert house cleaners in Fishers, you can learn how to prepare surfaces for sanitizing, protect your home from coronavirus and how to disinfect all areas in your home, including your electronics. Just keep reading to discover the best tips for cleaning your laptop, phone, and other technology.
How do you disinfect technology?
Your tablets and computers collect incredible amounts of germs. To get rid of them effectively, try these steps:
- Check if the device is powered off and unplugged. You’d be surprised how many people forget to do this before disinfecting.
- Take a small amount of alcohol or disinfectant and a soft cloth. The cloth should be only slightly damp.
- Use a microfiber cloth for fabric-covered parts and plastic. Dampen it with water. Wipe the surfaces gently, without placing pressure.
- Use cotton swabs to get any debris out of grooves and crevices. Compressed air can also be used for this purpose.
Can I use alcohol wipes to clean my laptop screen?
Cleaning a laptop screen should start with a light, dry wipe down with a microfiber cloth. It is not recommended to use toilet paper as it can cause scratches. After dusting the screen, use a fresh chamois soaked in distilled water, squeeze it well and wipe the screen carefully, moving the chamois from one side to the other. Refold the cloth as you repeat the strokes, making sure only a clean portion of it ever touches the screen.
Avoid all openings and use cotton swabs to remove dirt from edges. If a cloth dampened with distilled water is not enough for stubborn smudges, use a touchscreen-safe antimicrobial spray. These often come in eco-friendly forms. A mix of half distilled water and half isopropyl alcohol is also likely to be safe since this solution is not corrosive enough to damage the screen. However, always refer to your manufacturer’s instructions before cleaning.
What is the best way to sanitize your cell phone?
Sanitizing your cell phone is quite similar to sanitizing your laptop. What can make it a bit trickier though is the touch-screen area that gets smudgy in the blink of an eye.
Cell phones with screen protectors
Some cell phones have screen protectors with a fingerprint-resistant coating. You need to remove it and wipe both your cell phone and the protector on both sides, using a damp microfiber cloth.
Cell phones without screen protectors
If your cell phone has no screen protector, you can use a 50/50 mix of distilled water and isopropyl alcohol on a microfiber cloth. It is convenient to use this solution in a spray bottle because your phone needs daily sanitizing.
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Your technology is just a small portion of all the cleaning and disinfecting that needs to be done in your home on a daily basis. At C&C Cleaning, we understand that this can occasionally be too much to handle, especially in addition to your busy working life.
It would be so refreshing to enjoy some hiking or horse riding in Hoosier National Forest once the current situation blows over. While you’re having fun there, our dependable cleaning professionals can take care of all the cleaning in your house. Make sure you call us today!