Safety is important in all areas of working with electricity. This includes your electronic devices, using them safely, and cleaning your electronics safely. You may not have ever thought to do this before, but if you learn more about how many germs lie on your computer keyboard and phone, you might be interested in learning how to properly care for them.
A Soft Touch When Cleaning Your Electronics
The TV is covered in dust. Your laptop has crumbs between the keys. Your smart phone is sticky. Whatever the case, you’re bound to find yourself with a less-than-pristine device sooner or later. “Cleaning electronics is essential to proper function, but more importantly, stopping the spread of disease.” To keep them working right and to prevent yourself from getting sick because of them, you should follow some of the following tips to keep them squeaky clean.
- Keyboards are, as mentioned, a big offender. First, unplug them, if on a desktop computer, and unplug the entire laptop if not. Invest in a can of compressed air which can effectively remove debris from between the keys, beyond your reach. Finally, “use a clean cloth dipped in isopropyl to clean keys and surfaces,” but do not use this same cloth (or any alcohol product) on screens.
- Touch screens on phones, tablets, and more are covered with whatever germs you introduced with your fingertips. Use a microfiber cloth without anything else to wipe it down. If that isn’t enough, it’s safe to use “a solution of 50/50 distilled water and white vinegar” on the cloth with which you can then gently clean the screens. You can clean your TV screen the same way.
As a general rule of thumb, cleaning electronics should require a gentle touch, a microfiber cloth, and a solution dependent on the sensitivity of the device. Most will be damaged by water, so this should be avoided completely. If you are concerned about electronics safety in your home, then get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.
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