What’s your Electronic Device Health (EDH)?

healthYeah! How often do you clean your electronics? Those devices that we couldn’t live without are a breeding ground for bacteria and other germs like: Diphtheroids, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus and more. There is a direct correlation between cleaning frequency with daily used electronics and being healthy. Smart phones and your computer keyboard may be the culprits of having a poor EDH.

Numerous things we can all do to reduce the amount germs that we spread during our daily activities. From washing hands to cleaning our electronic, we can dramatically reduce the amount of being sick and keep our electronics working properly.

Our home, office or personal phones can harbor more germs than a toilet seat or even the bottom of a shoe. And what about your computer keyboard, which may be holding germs, dust, and other undesirables? And your new tablet that you touch every day with your fingers? From TV remotes and game controllers, to laptops and MP3 players, you can do a lot more than wash your hands when it comes to staying clean to stay healthy.

So what is your EDH? Poor – Never clean your phone. Excellent – Clean your phone daily?

Quick tips for avoiding the spread of germs through consumer household or office electronics:

  • Identify the products you come into contact with frequently and make sure they receive regular cleaning as stated in our Dust-Off Cleaning Guides. These guides include process to clean items like cell phones, game controllers, house phones, remote controls, keyboards, computer mice, and GPS units.
  • Clean after others use or your share your electronics.
  • If you take your phone, MP3 player or laptop to work or school, be sure to clean the outside of it regularly. Also, remember to unplug any electronic device before you clean it and clean the power plug.
  • Quick clean your electronics on a regular basis and give them a premium clean on a weekly basis.
  • Try to wash your hands before using your electronics. And most importantly, remember to wash your hands after using “public” office or school bathrooms.