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Tips to Help You Keep Your Workstation Clean

by | Apr 21, 2021 | MyTek Blog, Tip of the Week

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Did you know you should be cleaning your desktop computer? Don’t freak out. We realize that most people let their desktop computer sit just waiting for you to use it. One major way to prolong its lifespan, so you can keep it for as long as possible, is to keep it properly cleaned. Today, we’re going to go over how you can do so.

Why should you clean your computer?

You wash your pans after cooking, don’t you? Otherwise, your pans would build up grime and your cooking would become more difficult. This is what we want you to think about when thinking about cleaning your computer. The more you use it without cleaning it, the more built up residue and dust builds up inside the machine and will eventually change the way it works, if it works at all anymore.

When should I clean my computer?

Unlike your kitchen utensils and cookware, you do not need to clean it every time you use it. To start, you should be cleaning your computer once a year. On top of that, you may want to consider opening up your computer system and blowing canned air into it quarterly, to get rid of dust build up that may be clogging your system. Depending on who uses your computer and where it is located, you may want to clean it more than this. Once a year, a professional clean will change your computer’s lifespan. Give MyTek a call at 623-312-2440 to schedule your professional computer cleaning today.

Now, let’s look at the different aspects of cleaning your desktop:

Never spray liquid into your computer. If you would like to use a liquid cleaner, you can spray it onto a wipe and then use that to clean. Never use a vacuum as it can create a very damaging static charge. Compressed or canned air is the best to blow dust out of your computer’s system. Do not let the fans inside your computer to spin its fans freely while you are cleaning and never clean your computer while it is on.

The Best Cleaning Tools


The best way to clean the outer case of your computer is by using a lint free cloth to wipe it down. While cleaning the inside, canned air is always your best tool. When it comes to your keyboard, mouse and other components, you can use both canned air and the lint free cloth to do so.

MyTek can answer any questions you may have about cleaning your computer. Give us a call today to learn more.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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