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Cleaning Electronics: tricks of the trade

The professional house cleaners at MOLLY MAID are always facedwith questions about cleaning challenges; one of the biggest is howto clean electronics.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Always check the owner’s manual for instructions regarding thecare and cleaning of electronic equipment such as the stereo,speakers, television, DVD player before embarking on thisproject!
  • Dust the outsides of electronics with a soft dust-mop cloth.Don’t use abrasives or solvents on metal.
  • Use glass cleaner sprayed on a microfibre cloth to clean thetop, sides and control panels and to wipe the shelf in front ofstereo equipment. Never spray cleaning product directly onto homeelectronics.
  • Spray the vents of equipment with a can of compressed air toremove dust.
  • Wipe the dock of your rechargeable electronics with a slightlydamp microfibre cloth.
  • Clean remote controls with a damp microfibre cloth – wiping theentire surface including the front, back, sides and buttons. It’sespecially important to clean surfaces that we touch a lot, as thisis where we transfer germs. You could consider using a small amountof surgical spirit on a microfibre cloth to ensure the germs aredealt with.
  • Use a dry electrostatic cloth or sponge to dust screens ofplasma, LCD and standard TV sets in long horizontal strokesstarting at the top of the screen.
  • To clean the frame and ‘cabinet’ of the TV, use a microfibrecloth to dust the top and sides. Use the soft-brush attachment ofthe vacuum cleaner to remove dust from the ventilation grills atthe back of the TV.

We can continue to clean your home

Thank you for the trust you place in us to safely clean your home. Latest government guidelines clearly state “Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes – for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople – you can do so" We are happy to offer our customers a safe and effective service following our HomeSafe procedures.