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Spring Cleaning your Electronics

Mar 11, 2013

Spring Cleaning electronicsIf you’re like many people out there, you may never think twice about your electronic devices until they stop working properly. It can be incredibly frustrating when a television, DVD player, or home theater system unexpectedly quits. That’s why we recommend periodically examining and cleaning your electronics. This preventative maintenance ensures that broken or damaged parts are identified before they result in a product’s failure.

Spring is a great time of year to clean and spot check electronics. This can easily be handled during your home’s spring cleaning, by taking a little time out to dust and clean electronics while tackling the rest of your spring cleaning chores. With a little know how anyone can learn to spot trouble signs and prolong the life of their electronics.

It’s important to check the AC power cables on your electronics for signs of wear. A frayed or broken power cord could pose a risk to your home as well as your electronic device. When cleaning an electronic device, pay close attention to any type of vent areas. If vent areas are clogged with dust or hair they can cause a device to overheat or prematurely break down.

When it comes to choosing a cleaning product many manufacturers make electronic cleaning sprays that are safe for electronic devices. You can also make your own by mixing equal parts isopropyl rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Always spray cleaners onto a soft cloth and not directly onto the device.

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