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How to clean your laptop

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The biggest advantage of portable equipment is that we can take it with us wherever we want. Work in cafeterias, in restaurants or while traveling on public transport. The biggest disadvantage? That get dusty, touch surfaces full of bacteria like restaurant tables or kitchen countertops. Bacteria that we later take home. Have you thought about it?

Cleaning your laptop should be a regular part of your day to day. According to a study carried out by Food Engineering Researchers from the UADE Foundation , computers can contain more bacteria than a toilet, what's more, the laptops of some workers were analyzed and they found bacteria that could cause everything from diarrhea to food poisoning. We are sure that you do not want these bacteria to end up in your eyes, mouth and skin, so we explain the best way to clean your laptop.

We recommend that you clean your laptop at least once a week. It is preferable that you do them every three days. And, if you have used it in a public place like a restaurant or a cafeteria, it is best to clean it when you get home.

Tips for deep cleaning your laptop:

The first thing is to turn off your device and unplug it from the power. Then mix one part detergent to five parts warm water. We recommend our Nº400 dishwasher soap , it is useful for all surfaces including glass, it is natural so it will not damage the materials of your computer.

Moisten a microfiber cloth, wringing it out very well. Pass it all over the outside of your laptop, delicately insisting on possible stains. It is important to dry it afterwards with another cloth. For the interior, do exactly the same. Moisten a cloth with the same mixture of dish soap and water. Also dry with a clean cloth.

To clean your laptop screen, it is essential that you clean from top to bottom and with the precaution of:

  • Do not use products such as glass cleaner, ammonia or alcohol as they could cause irreparable damage such as scratches or loss of shine.
  • Also be careful when using towels, kitchen paper or abrasive cloths as they could leave scratches and lint.

With our No. 400 dishwasher soap you won't have any problems, it's natural and non-toxic, it has great disinfectant and degreasing power. It also has other qualities such as:

  • ultra concentrated
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • No harmful preservatives, no dyes.
  • Biodegradable

You will be taking care of your laptop, your health, and our planet.

Cleaning delicate areas of your device

For more complicated areas such as the gaps between keys, the ideal way to clean them is to moisten a cotton swab without dripping with the same mixture of soap and wipe it around the corners and edges of the keys.

Lastly, don't forget the ports and vents. There are several ways to clean them. One of them is to use compressed air. Be sure to position the spray well so that the air blows the dust out and does not push it further in .

Another option is to use reusable adhesive putty type "Blue Tack" that is usually used to fix posters. As it is a repositionable fixing rubber, it adheres to dirt and dust and leaves no traces. It is enough to knead a piece of putty with your fingers and apply it. Being moldable and elastic it adapts to all types of surfaces and holes, it is easy and quick to use both for ports and grills and even headphones.

Don't forget to clean your laptop accessories

And what about the backpack you use to carry your laptop? Do you remember the last time you cleaned it? If you don't, all the work of cleaning your laptop will have been in vain. Many of the laptop sleeves and backpacks are suitable for going directly into the washing machine where you can use any of our laundry soaps. Ecological and natural, they will take care of the color and the fabric, thanks to its formulation with an olive oil base.

If your backpack is not machine washable, you can use one of our laundry soaps to hand wash it or wipe it down with our #400 dishwashing soap that you used for the laptop.

What do I do if liquid is spilled on my laptop?

Quickly turn off the laptop and remove the battery. Use a microfiber cloth and pass it over the surface of the equipment to absorb the liquid. Then place the laptop on top of a towel, open at a 90 degree angle face down. In this way you will prevent the liquid from entering the system. We advise you to wait 24 hours before turning the equipment back on.

You can find many more cleaning tips on our blog "The Healthy Home"

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