Sanitizing Electronics: The Do’s and the Don’ts

Sanitizing your electronics

With Covid-19 affecting everyone around the world, one question we have been faced with frequently is how to stay safe while still using our electronics. With so many working remotely and the adaptation to virtual learning as schools closed, our electronics have become more crucial than ever to our daily lives. In addition to meeting any IT asset recycling and data destruction needs, DMD Systems Recovery wants to make sure everyone knows how to be safe!

· Safe – Using disinfecting wipes and other disinfectants to clean your phones, tablets and other assets.
· Unsafe – Submerging your electronics in cleaning agents or getting moisture into any openings such as your charging ports and speaker grilles.
· Safe – Using 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes to sanitize and clean electronics with the exception of monitors
· Unsafe – Spraying your devices directly with aerosol disinfectants
· Safe – Washing your phone case with soap and water as recommended by the CDC which can be more effective at eliminating germs than alcohol-based sanitizers
· Unsafe – Using abrasive materials such as paper towels or tissues to clean screens

Always refer to the manufacturers guides to learn the safest way to clean your devices as electronics are made from various materials that need specific care. DMD Systems has provided links to some of the more common electronic manufacturers with their guidelines on sanitizing.