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How to Clean Office Electronics

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Posted by ServiceMaster | January 21st, 2019 | Categories : Office Cleaning

Electronics are often overlooked when cleaning an office space. However, computers and keyboards are heavily used in any office. With many hands touching these items, germs and grime are bound to collect. Cleaning electronics on a regular basis could extend the life of these items, prevent the spread of germs and keep your whole office healthier. Follow our tips below to give your office electronics the care they need without scratching or damaging them.


Your keyboard is your home base during the work day. Crumbs from snacks and dust easily find their way between the keys. Use an air duster to remove these hard to reach crumbs. Cleaning gel is another useful tool for cleaning the space between keys. You can either buy it or make it yourself.


Only clean your computer screens and monitors with Microfiber cloths. Anything else can accidentally scratch your screen. If you need a deep clean, use either a gentle cleaner made for electronics or a small amount of water.


The crevices in your mouse can harbor some serious grime. Use rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs to disinfect it. While you’re at it, clean your mouse pad. Make sure you don’t introduce too much moisture, but a disinfectant wipe should do the trick. You can remove dust and other fluff with a lint roller.


Your smartphone is arguably the most germ filled electronic you own. Microfiber cloths will gently remove dust and grime without scratching your screen. Use rubbing alcohol or a UV sanitization light to disinfect. If hard to reach grime is lingering, use tooth picks to remove.


You can wipe down any type of headphones or ear buds with a microfiber cloth. When over the ear headphones need a deep clean, you can wipe them down with water. For ear buds, use cotton swabs dipped in water or a small amount of rubbing alcohol. You can also use some cleaning gel to pull off ear wax and other grime.

Smart Watch:

You probably wear your smartwatch constantly. It goes everywhere with you. Sweat, germs and stains are bound to happen. Clean your band with rubbing alcohol and your screen with a microfiber cloth.


Laptops seem to collect fingerprints and smudges faster than any other electronic. Spray a homemade solution of water and vinegar on a microfiber cloth and watch the fingerprints disappear. You can also use a small amount of rubbing alcohol for areas that need a little more help.

ServiceMaster Twin Cities is proud to serve the Arkansas community. For almost 30 years, we’ve provided janitorial services for local businesses. We have the experience and professionalism to get the job done right. If you need help keeping your office environment clean and disinfected, contact us. We offer floor care, upholstery cleaning, window washing, detail cleaning for high traffic areas and more.

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