Tips for Cleaning and Disinfecting your Devices


In order to properly clean and disinfect your devices and peripherals, Information Technology Services (ITS) strongly recommends that you follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer, usually found on their website. Here are links to the cleaning and disinfecting guidelines from several major manufacturers:

In addition, the ITS Service Desk reminds you of the following:

  • Do NOT use harsh cleansers, such as ammonia, bleach, or hydrogen peroxide, which can damage screens and other components.
  • Do NOT spray or apply liquid directly onto your device, spray the towel of cloth you are using instead.
  • Thoroughly wring out cloths or cleaning wipes before using to ensure that no moisture will seep into your device.

If you are concerned about using alcohol-based solutions on your devices, a few drops of mild soap diluted in a bowl of warm water can be an effective alternative.

Following these tips and the vendors’ instructions will allow you to properly clean your device without risking damage.

If you have questions about cleaning and disinfecting your computer or mobile device, contact the ITS Service Desk.


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Fri 2/4/22 12:00 PM
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