I received this question today from Sher in Fayette County:
WITH ALL THE WARNINGS, ETC. ABOUT THE FLU SPREADING AND SINCE MOSTLY EVERYONE USES A COMPUTER…HOW DOES ONE DISINFECT THE KEYBOARD.
Good question! I always try to wipe down my phone, computer and desk every once in a while to control the dust, and since I practically live at my desk, the food. And now with people getting sick here at work it’s become a more regular habit to control the germs.
There are special wipes and sprays you can normally find in the electronics department that are specially designed for computers, TVs, etc.
I normally use a dry cloth first for the dust, then follow with a paper towel or soft cloth that I lightly spray with Lysol.
When I worked at a cleaning service in college, we used a half water/half vinegar solution for dusting and floors.
Regardless of what you choose - if the product contains any type of moisture, make sure your electronics are turned off first and wait about an hour before turning them back on.
Leave your suggestions as a comment below!
This post was written by jjarvis on October 28, 2009