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The Negative Effects of Dust on Electronics

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When dust and dirt are present in your home, you do your very best to remove these tiny particles from the room. It is common knowledge that when you are constantly exposed to dust and dirt, you may develop serious allergies and respiratory related illnesses. However, did you know that dust and dirt can also do harm to inanimate objects, as well?

An average American has around 24 electronic products in their home. Now, these products can range from something durable and long lasting, like the refrigerator, or something as delicate as your personal home computer.

Although these products do not immediately breakdown, once these miniscule obstructions enter their systems, they do, however, slow down in the long run.

How Does Dust Affect my Electronic Products?

Dust is capable of hiding and accumulating inside the sockets, ports, and other in-betweens of your electronic products. If a barrier of dust is created within those spaces, it may lead to one of the following problems:

  • Overheating through insulation
  • Moisture
  • Conductivity
  • Poor contact in relays, switches, and connectors
  • May cause arcing and carbon tracking in higher voltage appliances
  • More difficult to repair or restore

Thankfully, there are numerous products, methods, and cleaning routines that can easily eradicate those particles out of your electronic appliances.

Purchasable Items

When it comes to using cleaning items, you have to make sure that after you have used them to clean your electronic products, they will not leave any residue, emit greenhouse gasses, or have the capability to damage your products any further.

Some of the items you may want to consider buying include:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Computer blower
  • Paintbrushes
  • Screen wipers
  • Cotton buds

Cleaning Methods and Routines

For most electronic appliances, cleaning their crevices and surfaces is much easier when using those items stated above. For other electronic products, like computers and laptops, however, a little more time, effort, and patience are needed to get the job done.

Before dusting your computer or laptop, you have to be confident in what you are doing. If you are hesitant or doubtful about your capabilities, the safest option is to call in the professionals to have it cleaned for you.

Step one: Unplug your personal computer or turn off your laptop.

Step two: Open up your machine to reveal its internal devices and components.

Step three: DO NOT touch any internal component without properly grounding yourself. (To check this, you may touch the metal part of the case before you begin. You may also use a grounding strap and mat to protect you.)

Step four: Proceed to dusting.

Step five: Close your machine shut and test them out.

Once is not enough

Cleaning your appliances once won’t fix the dust problem. Most electronic products need to be routinely dusted in order for it to function well.

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