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How to clean your electronics at home

Keep your electronics at home germ-free with these simple steps.

The average person touches their phone multiple times a day. Keeping a house hygienically clean is a challenge, because some areas – like your cellphone – are often overlooked. Your cellphone, along with your television remote, game controllers and even switches don’t always get the attention they need when it comes to cleaning.

Cleaning and disinfecting electronics is a useful step in securing your family’s safety, and this ensures that high-touch surfaces like phones, laptops, and chargers aren’t germ magnets.

Keep your home germ-free with these simple steps.


  • Remove batteries or turn the appliance off to ensure you don’t damage the gadget.
  • First, clean the surfaces to remove any contaminants, dust and grime. You can do this by wiping them with soap-infused water and a cloth.
  • Then apply a disinfect to the surface using either disinfectant wipes or a disinfectant spray.

Children’s electronic toys

  • Dip a piece of cloth in detergent with water, squeeze well, and wipe the toy. Be careful not to leave excess water on the toy, as this might cause permanent damage.
  • To take it a step further, use another cloth to wipe the entire surface with antiseptic.
  • To remove any excess detergent, use a cloth dipped in clear water to wipe the toy once again.

Your Cellphone or tablet

  • Ensure that you remove any cases or covering your gadget has.
  • Clean the screen, buttons, corners and other places where lint and dust often settle.
  • To disinfect, dab a soft cloth in water that is infused with a disinfectant liquid to ensure you limit the spread of germs.

Your Computer

  • Routinely clean and disinfect your computer – especially if you’re working from home. They might appear clean, but germs can settle on screens, keyboards, and even the mouse.  
  • Pay close attention to the keys, mouse and the accessories of your computer or laptop, and use a disinfectant spray.

Tips to keep in mind

  • Always use trusted and known cleaning and disinfectant products.
  • If you’re using products with chemical content, use protective gloves and goggles.
  • Know what to do if you accidentally spill a product.
  • Never mix chemicals, or even store a new chemical in a different container.
  • Always store cleaning and disinfectant products in safe spaces.
  • Keep cleaning products away from direct sunlight.

Now that you know how to keep your electronics hygienically clean, click here to find out what other products we have available when it comes to maintaining good hygiene in your home. 

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