How often should you clean your computer and laptop?

How often should you clean your computer and laptop?
How often should you clean your computer and laptop?

In the conditions of a pandemic, millions of people stayed to work from home. Working on a computer enables remote management of work and professional commitments. If in the office you often thought of cleaning the keyboard and your work computer, at home you probably forget this ritual because you are used to everything being clean at home.

This is a mistake because the home computer or laptop also needs regular cleaning. Just because you work from home doesn't mean the equipment you handle doesn't get dirty.

According to a 2018 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public He alth, computer keyboards contain up to 96% of dangerous bacteria regardless of whether they are used at home or in the office.

The good news is that alcohol and alcohol-based cleaners and disinfectants completely remove dangerous bacteria. This means you should regularly clean your keyboard and work computer, even at home, since you touch it constantly.

The more often you use your computer, the more often you need to clean and disinfect it. Among the surfaces you should not forget are the mouse, the surrounding table or desk, the screen, the surface under the mouse or the mouse pad.

According to Reader's Digest, it's best to clean your computer every week, two at most.

How to properly clean your computer?

It would be best if you have an air compressor to blow out keyboard build-up, dust particles and dirt. The other thing you need is a microfiber cloth, rubbing alcohol, and some cotton swabs. Do not use water to clean the computer as you may damage it.

First, blow the particles between the buttons with the strong jet. Then soak the cotton swabs with alcohol. Rub anywhere on the keyboard and other surfaces of the computer and its peripherals, as well as the desktop. Finally, wipe with a slightly damp microfiber cloth.

The microfiber cloth is also suitable for cleaning the computer or laptop screen. Using alcohol swabs is not recommended for this surface as they may damage the screen surface.

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