What Should I Clean My Keyboard And Mouse With?

Posted by Chris Hill on

There is a lot of dust around us, even electrical appliances such as keyboards,mouse, printers, fax machines, cables, computer cases, game consoles, digital pads, etc. are no exception to this rule.
You should know that dust can damage your equipment or cause it to malfunction.
Therefore, regular and proper cleaning of these devices is essential and you must take them seriously.
In this article, we want to first tell you what you should not do when cleaning and then fully explain how to properly clean 2 devices: mouse and keyboard.

Don’t Use Water

Water is 100% the enemy of electronic devices because most of the internal components of these devices are such that even a drop of water will damage them, so when cleaning, stop using water altogether.

Don’t Use Paper Towels or Rough Cloths

You want to use gentle cleaning tools, especially when cleaning screens. This prevents scratches and stops lint or small pieces of paper towels from being left behind in crevices.

The best cleaning cloth to use is a microfiber cloth. These are specifically designed to remove lint and not to scratch sensitive surfaces.
You can read more about microfibers and their structures here.

Don’t Use Bleach

Bleach may be your first choice for cleaning because of its good smell and the fact that it gives you a great feeling of cleanliness. But bleach is very corrosive and its use is harmful to electronic devices.

Now go and look at your keyboard and mouse.
You may be surprised that they are dirty.

Dust, food particles that you have already eaten while working with your computer, or grease from foods that you eat and do not clean hand and continue to work with the computer and touch the mouse and keyboard, or sometimes when You drink coffee or soda may be falling particles of your drink under the keys of the keyboard, these factors prevent you from working properly with this Equipment.
Now to clean this extremely dirty keyboard, follow the steps below:

1. Disconnect your keyboard from the USB port that connects to the computer case or connected to your laptop.

2. Turn the keyboard upside down so that the large debris that is still left on the keyboard buttons is removed from the keyboard.

3. Because there are still a lot of small particles left in your keyboard and you can not easily remove them with a napkin, you can use Air Daster.
The Air Duster is compressed air inside the can and is suitable for cleaning parts that you do not have full access to clean.

4. Once you have removed all the fine particles from your keyboard screen, you can use a good cleaner and a suitable microfiber.
My suggestion to you is to use the Ecomoist Keyboard and Mouse Cleaner, and the way it works is that you just spray a little Ecomoist®️ keyboard cleaner on a towel and gently wipe the surface of the software. Use the dry part of the towel to remove excess streaks.

5. Make sure everything is dry Before you plug everything back in again, be sure all components are dry. A little dampness can cause big problems and permanently ruin electronic devices once power is flowing through them.

Now you can use your keyboard and see the effect of cleaning your keyboard.

Now it’s time to clean your mouse

Unlike the keyboard, the mouse does not have a large volume and pores in which food and beverage particles enter, but dust and grease leftover from eating or contaminating a person’s hand, remain on it a lot and cause the mouse to scratch.

Follow these steps to get rid of these greases and thoroughly clean your mouse.

1. First, disconnect the mouse from the port USB of your monitor or laptop.

2. Using a microfiber and a suitable cleaner such as Ecomoist Keyboard and Mouse Cleaner, drag on the surface of the mouse and its back to remove all the dust.

3. In the part of the cover ring, small materials may have entered it. Remove the ring and remove the fine particles with the help of Air Duster, and after cleaning it completely, put the ring back in place.

4. After the mouse dries, reconnect it to the USB port.

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