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How to Safely Clean & Disinfect Your Windows PC or Mac Laptop

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You spend hours of your day on your laptop. Keeping it clean and disinfected is important to you, but you’re not exactly sure how or when to do that. That’s where we come in! We will go over the basics of how to make your laptop look good without the need for expensive wipes or special sprays. To be more specific, it is essential to know what type of laptop you have before doing a proper cleaning.

Why is it Important to Clean Your Laptop Regularly?

There are many reasons why people clean their laptop screens- such as for aesthetics or because they’re worried about the device’s health. However, no question keeping your screen clean is essential for maintaining your laptop’s optimal functionality.

Laptops can be a lot dirtier than you think. If left uncleaned, the accumulation of dust and dirt on the screen can cause damage to your laptop’s hardware or prevent it from functioning correctly. However, cleaning a computer doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With some time and effort, you will be able to keep your device looking new!

Firstly, a good thing to do is use a vacuum cleaner attachment to suck out any dust accumulated in the air vents and keyboard crevices. You should then use a damp cloth or cotton swab with rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt from the screen. 

Next would be to use a small paintbrush or old toothbrush with rubbing alcohol and an old pair of gloves to scrub away stubborn dirt from the laptop vents and keys. After that, you can use a dry cloth or cotton swab to wipe off any remaining moisture from the screen and keyboard area.

4 Steps to Successfully Clean and Disinfect your Computer and Laptop

Step 1: Clean the keyboard & mouse

If you can, take off the laptop’s keyboard cover and clean it with a soft cloth. Next, use an air duster to remove any dust that might be clinging to it. If you use an antibacterial cleaner, it will give your keyboard a clean and fresh smell. If you can’t remove the laptop’s keyboard cover, it’s okay to use a vacuum cleaner (or even an air duster) instead. Finally, to keep your mouse clean, use a damp cloth to wipe or use some rubbing alcohol to wipe the surface of the mouse.

Step 2: Clean the bottom of your laptop

Since most laptops are placed on their bottoms when in use, the dirtiest part is usually found on their underside. That’s why we recommend cleaning it periodically for optimal performance and health (not to mention aesthetics). To do this, flip your laptop upside.

Step 3: Clean the screen

Cleaning a laptop screen is a quick and straightforward task. It can be done with a damp microfiber cloth or a piece of paper towel.

You can clean the screen from top to bottom with one swipe.

Step 4: Clean Your Laptop Case & Base

It is essential to clean your laptop case and base because the laptop gets its cooling from. If it becomes too dusty, particles will block the airflow and cause the computer to overheat. Additionally, as you use your laptop daily, you may notice that it smells like old food or sweat. Cleaning your base and case will help reduce that unpleasant odor that can come from inside of your computer.

To conclude, it is important to always have a suitable laptop care routine. This will ensure that your laptop functions appropriately for an extended period.

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