Cleaning and sanitizing your desktop workspace.

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Cleaning your computer can be a hassle. However, a computer keyboard can easily be one of the dirtiest items in your home. Especially if you occasionally eat at your computer or forget to wash your hands before using your computer. With the health risks we are currently facing, it is a good idea to regularly clean your computers and workspaces. The following are simple directions for cleaning and sanitizing your desktop workspace.

1. Turn off and unplug your computer power cables. (If needed, take a photo before unplugging any cables so you will plug them back in the correct ports.)

2. Use a can of compressed air to blow the loose dust and particles off of your keyboard, monitor, and computer case. (Use as directed  to ensure no liquid gets on devices.)

3. To disinfect your keyboard and mouse use lightly damp disinfectant wipes and gently scrub down each device. Be sure that liquid does not go into either device as it can cause them to fail. (Never spray anything directly on either device. If needed spray cleaner on a towel to make it slightly damp, then wipe down the devices.)

4. Dust monitor with a microfiber cloth or duster. (If needed, use a lightly damp cloth to dust screen. Use water only. Do not use cleaning products on screen as they can cause damage.)

5. All computer accessories (printers, scanners, speakers, and etc.) use disinfectant wipes only on surfaces that do not contain monitors/screens, scanning beds, or other surfaces that could be damaged by cleaner. On buttons or controls, be sure that no liquid is spilled on or into them as they can damage the components.

6. Use disinfectant wipes to clean all other areas around workspace including desk, chairs, door handles, and etc. (Use as directed to ensure surfaces are not damaged by wipes.)

7. If you are working mobile, use cleaning wiped on the handles and outside of your laptop case as well as anything else with exposure to germs.

8. To clean laptops, make sure they are powered off. Use disinfectant wipes and lightly clean the outside of the laptop as well as the keyboard. Do not use wipes on the screen. (Take special care that liquids are not spilled or dropped into the laptop’s vents or keyboard as they can harm the device.)

9. For cell phones, use disinfectant wipes on the cell phone case and the back of the cell phone. Be cautious around the screen and camera as some wipes could cause damage.

2 responses to “Cleaning and sanitizing your desktop workspace.”

  1. Joyce Richey says:

    Very good info as I am having to work from home now. Thank you!

  2. Joyce Richey says:

    Very good info. Thanks!

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