October 16th, 2020
Cleaning of Devices
I’m pretty sure you know you touch your tech devices numerous times during the day and night, especially your cell phone. But what have your hands touched in between using your tech devices? Are you washing your hands often to keep them germ and COVID-19 free?
Especially during this COVID-19 Pandemic, cleaning/sanitizing all of your tech devices, i.e., cell phone, iPad, any and all remotes and laptops is crucial.
You can begin by removing your tech device case, cleaning the case itself and cleaning your touch screen and all parts of your tech devices. You do not want to pass any viruses on to your family, friends or co-workers.
While doing my research on this subject matter, I discovered Dr. David Westenberg, an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Missouri University of Science & Technology stated, “Touch screens on our devices are an often overlooked source of microbes that can be brought into a personal space.”
Other studies have found our tech devices can be carriers of microbial life forms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi.
So, here's a little reminder of how to clean your tech devices:
- Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Do NOT use a tissue because it will leave a residue.
- Avoid excessive wiping. This could damage your device.
- Unplug all power sources and cables. This could cause a harmful injury.
- Keep liquids away from your devices. ONLY use a lint-free cloth.
- Don’t allow moisture to get into any openings. Your device may stop functioning.
- Avoid aerosol sprays, bleaches and abrasives. These items are harmful & dangerous.
- Avoid spraying cleaners directly onto your device. Always spray the cleaner onto a cloth.
I hope the above reminders have given you a new perspective on how to keep your tech devices sanitized and operational during this COVID-19 pandemic to keep you, your friends, co-workers and family safe.