As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most important things we can do is to keep ourselves and our belongings clean. The items that need to be cleaned the most — except for our hands — may very well be our electronic devices. This means disinfecting so we have clean electronics. But in addition to eliminating the germs, you will want to be sure that your devices have a clear screen so you are able to see properly.
KleerVu’s Pristine anti-reflective cleaner is the perfect way to safely clean your computer and TV screens in addition to your plasma, flat, and all touch screens after you have disinfected everything. Many people neglect to clean their phone and tablet screens. This can make all the hand washing you are doing a real waste. When you have clean hands and then pick up a filthy phone, your hands are no longer as clean as they should be. Here’s how you can change that.
Cleaning Your Phone
Don’t ruin your clean hands with a nasty phone. Make sure you have clean electronics. The things you touch the most should be getting cleaned frequently too. What everyone touches the most is probably their phone. Here are some tips to clean your phone.
The best way to clean your phone and make sure that there aren’t any germs on there is to use some disinfectant wipes. It is recommended to use wipes that contain 70 percent isopropyl alcohol on your phone screen. Recently, Apple has released updated tips for cleaning phones that say using Clorox Wipes on your phone is ok. Other phone manufacturers have released their updates as well. No matter the brand of phone that you have, you can likely find the recommendations.
One thing you shouldn’t do is use rubbing alcohol. Doing that may ruin the oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings that are designed to keep any oil and water from causing damage to your phone display and other ports.
Now that you’ve got your phone properly disinfected, let’s make sure your screen is nice and clean so you can see what you are doing. Pristine will easily take care of this. Just make sure that your phone (or other device) is turned off. Then spray Pristine on a soft clean cloth — an Ultra Fine Microfiber Cloth — and wipe the screen with the damp side of the cloth. Then you can use the reverse side of the cloth to dry your screen. Now you can get back to passing time on social media until we are done being quarantined at home.
When you are disinfecting your phone and/or computer and cleaning your screen (with Pristine) you might as well do the same to your accessories too. Here are some tips to help you get started.
- Keyboard — Chances are you’ve got some crumbs, dirt, or other debris inside your keyboard. You might even have some sticky spots. Start by disconnecting the power and disconnecting the keyboard from the computer or removing the batteries. Spray the keyboard with canned air to get rid of any crumbs or dust that is still present. Now, dab a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol (be careful not to over saturate). Use that swab to clean the keys with a light circular motion. Make sure you do a spot test first to be sure that the alcohol won’t remove any lettering. Finally, dry the keys with your Ultra Fine Microfiber Cloth. Let everything dry completely before reinstalling batteries or plugging it back in.
- Mouse — For a standard computer mouse, go ahead and remove the batteries or disconnect the mouse before you start. Turn the mouse over and use the scroll wheel to dislodge anything that might be stuck inside the housing of the mouse. Now you can use a lint-free cloth (damp) to clean off any obvious dirty areas. Use an alcohol wipe or spray to cover the whole mouse to disinfect it. Take a look to make sure you haven’t missed anything. You can use a toothpick to work out any dirt or grime that is stuck in the small cracks or crevices. If your mouse has a cord with it, you might as well wipe down the cord as well. Again, let everything dry totally before plugging things back in and using your mouse.