Clean your Devices and Computers

With the current conditions surrounding Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) we wanted to share with you some of our tips and techniques for cleaning and disinfecting your computers and devices. These are cleaning techniques we use when every rental is returned to us and before it goes out to our clients, however we also have introduced a 48hour quarantine since the outbreak.

We recommend these techniques not only during this time but also on a regular basis. Germs and bacteria can lurk in a verity of office & home electronics, including screens, keyboards, mice, touchpads, phones to name a few. Even simple sanitation techniques can prevent the spread of diseases and bacteria.

Things you will need

  • Soft micro fiber cloth
  • Isopropyl alcohol or Disinfectant wipes (we use Nanofixit Gadget Sanitizer)
  • Hand sanitizer

Sanitizing Computes and Devices

  1. Wash you hands and sanitize with hand sanitizer.
  2. Turn off the computer, device or accessory and remove the power cable to avoid any shocks.
  3. Disconnect any monitors or attachments plugged into your device including networking cables, USB’s headphones etc.
  4. Remove any dirt and dust wiping gentle with a soft cloth. A little soap and a damp cloth can help lift stubborn marks, however use sparingly.
  5. Sanitize the keyboard using a disinfectant wipe or dampen a soft cloth with isopropyl alcohol. Use the cloth or wipe on the top side of each key without too much force. Then wipe around each key, the surrounding area, trackpad and underside of the keyboard or laptop.
  6. Clean screens and monitors. Use a wipe or dampening a cloth with water and add a little Isopropyl alcohol. Gently wipe the monitor or screen avoiding too much pressure. For LCD display enure you’re using a bleach free wipe and that it’s specifically designed for LCD. If you’re unsure ask your local technical/computer shop.
  7. Repeat steps above for all accessories such as mice, headphones, trackpads, digital pens, external hard drives etc.

*Only ever use a damp cloth to clean electronic devices. Excess liquids could cause damage.

Once your finished make sure you clean and sanitize the surrounding area and wash your hands again.