How to Disinfect Your Laptop and Keyboard Safely in the Coronavirus Pandemic

With our country in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the quest for cleanliness in every store, gym, restaurants, and computer store has become a full-time job for many. After all, so most of us are working from home now if we’re lucky and that means utilizing our own laptops in many instances. Children are now attending school virtually and computer use is more widespread than ever before. That’s why it’s so important to clean your computer properly so that you never cause any real damage, especially now. Every time you touch your computer your hands release a host of germs and bacteria that could be potentially dangerous. At Priority 1 Computer Services, the best computer repair service in Fort Lauderdale, we make sure that your computer is always running in top shape.  And one of the ways you can keep your laptop screen and keyboard free from damage and harmful bacteria is to clean it regularly and safely.

Here are the key tips for cleaning your laptop during a pandemic

First, make sure you have the following materials on hand: soft microfiber cloths, mild eco-friendly hand detergent, a can of compressed air, and rubbing alcohol. Make sure you power down and disconnect your laptop completely before you start the cleaning process.

  1. Cleaning the screen: Dip the cloth into the dishwashing solution that is mixed with warm water and wring it out. It should have a little soapy consistency but should remain damp, not saturated. Wipe down the keyboard a few times and repeat if necessary. Then wipe it down again with a dry cloth to get rid of streaks.
  2. Cleaning the keyboard: Use the can of compressed air to remove any dust and crumbs (the number of crumbs you dredge up will remind you not to eat near the computer). Position the nozzle near the keys and squeeze. After you’ve done that a few times, take a cloth and dampen with the alcohol. Gently rub your keys (never soak) and get lose any remaining dirt and debris. Alcohol is most effective in getting rid of the oily residue that remains with your fingers. It is also most helpful in destroying bacteria. 
  3. More thorough disinfecting: Let’s face it; kids are not the cleanest beings. They are always coughing and sneezing, and who knows what else. And in the midst of Coronavirus, it’s important to keep everything they tough super clean. That is why the team at Priority 1 Computer Services, the best computer repair service in Fort Lauderdale, recommends the use of a damp disinfectant wipe that contains up to 0.5 % hydrogen peroxide for the ultimate in virus disinfection.

Now that you’ve learned the best way to clean your laptop screen and keyboard, you should continue this process once per week just to make sure you are staying current in your quest for a bacteria-free virus-free computer. This can go a long way in keeping you and your family stay healthy in these uncertain times. If you need further assistance with cleaning (sometimes dust can get stuck in the vents), or if your computer malfunctions for any reason, call the experts at Priority 1 Computer Services,  the #1 computer repair service in Fort Lauderdale, to help you out. Our clients are always our #1 priority and when your computer is on the fritz we know how to diagnose the problem quickly and efficiently. We understand that you need to get back to the business of making a living or completing your virtual schooling. You can contact us locally at (954) 623-8400, or toll-free at (888) 534-4185. We are open until midnight every day! We offer professional software repair, hardware repair, virus clean up, and protection, plus the updating and optimizing of your computer system.

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