How to Clean Your Computer: Bacteria Fight Back

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PC users are different. On someone’s table among the rubbish, you can find the missing amber room or a new oil field, while someone has not a speck of dust. But practice shows that both clean people and lovers of “creative mess” do not always know how to properly clean a computer and peripherals.

Why is a dirty computer dangerous?
The workplace at the computer is one of the dirtiest in the house or office. We constantly touch the keyboard and mouse, we hardly wash our hands every hour, we often have a snack at the computer. Remains of food, dust, touches with dirty hands – all this creates excellent conditions for microorganisms. According to a study by Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, antibiotic-resistant staphylococci and streptococci live on the keyboard. * Dust in the system unit is an excellent provocateur for the development or exacerbation of allergies and asthma. It is especially important to clean up and keep clean if you are not the only one using the computer. And even more so in the office.

We also remember that dirt reduces the life of a computer and components. A large amount of dust isolates the components of the system unit from the air flow, disrupting the cooling process. As a result, the efficiency of the system is reduced. Sometimes ordinary dust causes a short circuit and the failure of some system components.

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How often to clean
Surface cleaning of the keyboard is recommended once a week. Deep – once every six months.

How to clean
Wet cleaning of the keyboard is not suitable, as liquid may get inside the device and cause damage. Use a soft, lint-free cloth and alcohol products, preferably isopropyl alcohol – it destroys bacteria and evaporates instantly. Do not overdo it so as not to erase the keyboard layout with aggressive cleaners.

Surface cleaning
For surface cleaning, turn the switched off keyboard to shake out large debris. Then go between the keys with a brush. Also an excellent mechanical cleaning method is blowing with compressed air from a pneumatic cleaner.

Pneumatic cleaner Aceline 400ml for office equipment, for digital equipment, 400 ml
spring-cleaning
A very dirty keyboard is best disassembled. Before disassembling, unplug the device, take a photo of it, or find a picture of your keyboard on the Internet, so as not to get confused with the keys during assembly. Using a screwdriver, detach the bottom panel of the keyboard and pull out the keys, carefully prying each one from the bottom.

 

Make a warm soapy solution in a suitable container. You can use any detergent, except caustic. Wash the keys and other plastic parts of the keyboard that you managed to detach in soapy water, then rinse them under running water. Dry the keys thoroughly out of the reach of children and animals, assemble the keyboard according to the diagram.

Mouse

How often to clean
A computer mouse must be processed at least once a month, preferably weekly.

How to clean
It is more convenient to clean the mouse and keyboard with special wipes for office equipment, which quickly remove stains, dirt and grease.

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Surface cleaning
After turning off the mouse, wipe the body of the mouse with an alcohol-based cloth. If dirt remains in hard-to-reach places and seams of the body, carefully remove it with a toothpick. Then clean the feet of the device. Finally, wipe the whole mouse again and do not forget to wash the rug or table in the place where the mouse lies. This can be done with a cloth dipped in soapy water. Some rugs are machine washable, but before doing so, check with the manufacturer to see if the rug will be damaged by machine washing.

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For deeper cleaning, the mouse should be disassembled. Unscrew the fixing screws on the bottom of the device or detach the mouse parts using the latch – it depends on the design. Clean the inside of the mouse body from dust, hair and other contaminants with a small cloth or cotton pad soaked in alcohol. Pay special attention to the mouse wheel. After the device is dry, it can be assembled.

Monitor

How often to clean
The monitor should be cleaned as it gets dirty, once a month is usually sufficient.

How to clean
If isopropyl alcohol is the best candidate for cleaning the keyboard, then you should not rub it on the monitor. As with any other aggressive alcohol products like glass and mirror spray. Corrosive substances can damage the anti-reflective coating. Therefore, for cleaning, use a specialized product with mild surfactants and antistatic components, in extreme cases, a slightly damp soft cloth will do.

AirTone Screen Clean set for digital technology, 100 ml
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Spray Konoos KW-100 for screens, 100 ml
110 *
How is the cleaning
Unplug the monitor and wipe the device’s plastic case with a barely damp cloth. Then clean the screen with an LCD surface cleaner. Very handy are monitor kits, which include a suitable screen cleaner in the form of a spray and a microfiber cloth that does not leave streaks and lint on the screen.

System unit

How often to clean
Cleaning the system unit should be carried out at least once every three months, and the power supply – once every six months.

How to clean
You should not climb into the system unit with fleecy rags, especially wet ones. The best way to safely and thoroughly clean the system unit is a compressed air cylinder – a pneumatic cleaner. A jet of air removes dust even from hard-to-reach places and elements: from coolers and radiators of the processor, video card, power supply.

Pneumatic cleaner Konoos KAD-1000 for office equipment, for digital equipment, 1000 ml
How is the cleaning
Do not forget to turn off the power of the system unit and free all connectors before cleaning. Perhaps the most delicate tool for cleaning dust from the elements of the system unit is a brush. Since the removed dust will still settle somewhere, arm yourself with a vacuum cleaner with a narrow nozzle. Thus, you need to clean all visible elements, vents and internal parts of the system unit case. When you finish cleaning the system unit, do not forget to get rid of the connectors and cords. A brush is painstaking and long, much faster you can clean the inside of the system unit with a pneumatic cylinder.