Cleaning Your Electronics
Sensitive electronics require careful cleaning with the proper supplies to avoid damaging them. Dust and dirt can cause damage, and the germs they acquire from use can in turn cause illness. Use the following tips brought to you by Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL to safely clean your device’s and keep them germ free. Always unplug your devices, and/or remove batteries before cleaning. In addition, use dampened materials for cleaning, to avoid damage to your electronics.
Cleaning electronics are necessary to ensure the proper function, and it’s also essential in preventing the spread of disease. Studies have revealed electronics harbor more disease causing organisms than public toilet seats. The electronics in your private home can harbor strep and staphylococcus, viruses, MRSA, norovirus, and even organisms directly from fecal matter. The devices that test the highest in illness causing organisms included smartphones, tablets, game controls, keyboards, and remote controls.
Touch Screen Laptop, and Tablet
Turn off the device, remove the battery and unplug it if applicable. Using a microfiber cloth gently with as little pressure as possible is essential. Wipe with a damp cloth horizontally, then vertically across the screen. If the screen is still soiled, repeat if necessary. For especially dirty screens, mix a solution of 50/50 water and white vinegar, spraying it onto a clean cloth (never on the device) and wipe as before. Don’t turn the device back on until the device is completely dry.
Computers and Laptops Keyboards & Monitors
Unplug the keyboard. Spray with compressed air between the keys. If the keyboard still contains debris after using compressed air, use a clean, soft camel hair artist’s brush or soft toothbrush around the keys. Using a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol (not dripping), wipe around the keys to remove soil. Use a clean cloth misted with isopropyl alcohol to clean the keys and surfaces. Never use alcohol on the monitor, follow the above tips or the manufacturer’s instructions for touch screen devices. Computer stations are an area often lacking in an adequate number of outlets. Our electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide you with the outlets you require.
Cleaning the Mouse
For standard laser models, simply unplug, and slide gently back-and-forth over a clean sheet of paper till streak marks disappear. Use a microfiber cloth damp with alcohol and wipe down the mouse for additional cleaning and disinfecting. Use a soft toothbrush to remove the grunge from crevices. Before attempting to disassemble a nonworking mouse, be aware it will likely void the warranty. Check the instructions that came with the device for advice on cleaning.
Refer to touch screen laptop/tablet owners manual for cleaning instructions for the screen.
LCD and LED flat screens, like touch screens, are easily scratched and damaged, follow the instructions in the owners manual for cleaning. In addition, routinely dust the television to reduce dust entering the appliance.
Clean the exterior of the player and buttons with a dry microfiber cloth and a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Like the TV, these devices require routine dusting to reduce the issues internal dust can cause. Need outlets and cable hookups installed for a home theater? Contact our licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL to schedule the service.
Remove remote batteries, and use a dry soft toothbrush to remove debris from between the buttons. With a spray bottle, lightly mist a cleaning cloth with a 50/50 solution of isopropyl alcohol and water, and wipe the remote surfaces and buttons. Use a cotton swab slightly damp with the solution to clean between the buttons.
Charging Stations Offer Convenience
A USB charging station and phone charging station offer the convenience of a dedicated location for charging your portable devices. If you are tired of devices cluttering up surfaces, contact our electricians in Huntsville, AL today to schedule an installation. In addition, remember to check the USB connections of the device for dust. Use a small, soft toothbrush to remove dirt and debris. Portable phones and the contacts in the base units can also benefit by ensuring dust doesn’t interfere with their ability to charge.
Due to the growing number of electronics and appliances in the average American home, a shortage of electrical outlets is a common problem. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the installation of additional outlets, and electrical circuits, with breakers if necessary. You can rely on our licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL to provide for the electrical services you require.
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