The devices we use every day and sometimes are essential for our work are the ones we most often forget to clean. We are talking about your desktop computer, laptop and smartphone. But fear not, our London cleaning experts are here to give some guidance and pro tips on how to keep your electronics dust and germ-free.
Cleaning Your Smartphone
Our touchscreen phones are amongst the dirtiest things we are in contact with on our home, and this includes the toilet. Just imagine how many different surfaces you touch every day and then smudge all the bacteria and germs on the screen of your phone. To clean it properly, do the following:
- Get yourself some cotton buds, toothpicks and a soft cloth.
- As a cleaning agent, you can use a specialised product or simply rubbing alcohol.
- Spray the cleaner on top of your cloth, never directly onto the phone and wipe the device.
- Use the toothpick and cotton buds for the hard to reach places while being careful not to scratch the delicate parts like your camera lenses.
You can use the same technic to clean and disinfect your tablet as well.
Time to Sanitise Your Laptop
If you want your machine cleaned from the inside do not attempt to do it on your own. For such delicate tasks, you need to go and see a specialist or else you risk damaging your laptop. However, we can guide you through the process of cleaning your keyboard, screen and case, as with these parts you have the most contact.
- Turn off and unplug the laptop from the power.
- Use a specialised cleaner or your trusted rubbing alcohol and spray it onto a microfibre cloth.
- Make sure the fabric is just slightly damp and then wipe your entire laptop.
- Do not use toothpicks or other sharp objects to poke around the keyboard.
- Get your vacuum cleaner and switch the attachments. You need the round soft brush. Put your hover on low and go over your keyboard. This way all tiny pieces that are under the keys will be removed.
- Finally, polish your screen with a completely dry microfibre cloth.
Your PC Needs Your Attention
And in particular your PC’s case, keyboard, mouse and other accessories. Similar to the situation with laptops, we don’t advance people with no previous experience to try and cleanse the machines from the inside. Now we are focusing on the surfaces you touch daily and which are covered in more than a million germs. Here is a simple solution to this problem:
- Use the trusted method with the rubbing alcohol if you don’t own a specialised cleaning product.
- For your screen, you can actually use window cleaner, but again never spray it directly.
- Before wiping your keyboard turn it upside down and shake it, to get rid of any dirt that might have hidden under the keys.
- Depending on your lifestyle your desktop computer may need to be thoroughly cleaned from the inside at least once a month.
- Use a cotton bud to clean the crevices and around the buttons of your mouse and screen.
Pro Cleaning Tips from Our London Experts
Based on our long experience in dealing with both private homes and big office buildings with lots of equipment, our professional London cleaners have a couple of rules regarding delicate electronic devices. Try to follow them and your items will look as good as new.
- If you are in a hurry, just use wet wipes, but remember at some point your phone will need to be properly cleaned.
- Never wipe your electronics with a wet towel. The fabric can be a little damp but remember – avoid the use of big quantities of liquid.
- Be careful when you chose your cleaning tools. Pick soft fabrics and materials to avoid scratching the surface of your devices.
- The best cleaning products you can use are the specialised ones.
- Do not experiment with DIY recipes containing acidic ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice. They can literally dissolve the insides of your electronics and damage your screens.