3 Household Gadgets That Need A Good Clean
Are you neglecting your household gadgets from your weekly cleaning routine? Yes, the household laptop might become a little dusty once in a while, and your TV remote control might suffer from the odd drink spillage and become slightly sticky, but generally, gadgets do not become visibly stained. However, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t dirty. In truth, because of a lack of cleaning, your gadgets are vulnerable to microbes. They settle on the surface of your laptop keyboard, games controllers, and TV remote controls, and begin to multiply. If left unclean, these gadgets are likely to become contaminated with microbes.
Don’t fear! Keeping your gadgets clean and fresh is easy when you know how. In this week’s blog, we’ll identify three household gadgets that need to be cleaned more often than perhaps they currently are, and offer our advice on how to clean them properly:
Did you know that a typical keyboard is five times dirtier than an average toilet seat?1 We’d recommend purchasing an external keyboard and mouse that has antimicrobial technology built in. This way your computer gear is protected with a technology that fights against microbes.
What you’ll need to clean your laptop:
How to clean your laptop:
2. Games Controllers
Many people eat and drink while playing video games. The warm environment created by the constant grip from your hands, combined with a food source, allows microbes to thrive on the surface of your controller.
We’d recommend wearing antimicrobial protected gloves when handling a games controller.
What you’ll need to clean your games controllers:
How to clean your games controllers:
3. TV Remote Control
This is possibly one of the most used gadgets in many people’s homes. It gets lodged between sofa cushions, left on the floor, and all of this makes it a very dirty gadget. In fact, did you know that TV remote controls are often covered in microbes that cause the common cold?2
We’d recommend wiping your TV remote control with an antimicrobial wipe every week or so, or alternatively, purchasing a remote with antimicrobial protection built in.
What you’ll need to clean your TV remote control:
How to clean your TV remote control:
1 – Your computer keyboard is five times dirtier than your toilet seat – [Source]
2 – Warning over cold virus hotspots – [Source]