Do you know how dirty your phone really is? A study conducted by the London
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
discovered that as many as 92 percent of the phones they tested had bacteria present, and the episode of the Discovery Channel Show
MythBusters titled ‘Hidden Nasties’ found that the cell phone they tested grew more bacterial colonies
than a toilet seat. We spend so much time using our phones every day,
so it makes sense that they would get a bit dirty if we don’t take
the time to clean them every so often. Luckily, that process can be incredibly
quick and easy if you have the right supplies.
Use Cleaning Wipes
The type of wipe you use comes down to personal preference, and your options
include anything from pre-moistened anti-bacterial wipes. You could also
invest in a microfiber phone cleaning kit or a full size screen cleaning
kit to keep at home. As long as you break out the cleaning supplies on
a fairly regular basis, your phone screen should remain clean and bacteria-free.
Homemade Screen Cleaning
Whether you don’t want to take the time to go to the store or if
you just feel like being chemically crafty, you can always make your own
homemade screen cleaning solution. Just grab an empty spray bottle and
fill it with a 50 / 50 mixture of distilled water and 70 percent rubbing
alcohol. The distilled water is key here – tap water could leave
behind a thin film of residue. You could also fill that same spray bottle
with a 50 / 50 mixture of distilled water and white vinegar – just
be prepared for your phone to smell for a little while after you’re
Q-Tips and Toothpicks Are Great For Cleaning Those Tight Spaces
If you notice any gunk caked in any of the little nooks and crannies of
your phone, you can grab a toothpick to lightly scrape away at the buildup
before taking a dry Q-tip or cotton swab to wipe away anything that comes
loose. It’s important that you take extreme care when sticking anything
in your phone – it’s still an expensive piece of technology,
and you don’t want to cause any irreparable damage while trying
to get it clean.
Keeping our appliances is important, but so is keeping our homes clean.
Tackling that much larger project may feel overwhelming, but you don’t
need to do it all by yourself. Our crew of professionals at The Maids
Dallas are ready and waiting to step in to give you backup and make sure
that your house is as spotless as you could dream. Give us a call at (972)
471-9509 to set up an appointment today, or
fill out our online form to get a free price estimate.