How to Keep Your Computer Clean

Published on: May, 26th 2011 | Under: Technology & Tools

Keeping your computer clean is an act that many see quick to overlook. But you shouldn’t! Much of your computer’s life expectancy depends on how clean you’re able to keep your computer. Dust can be extremely problematic to the motherboard of many computers, so how does one keep their computer clean?

Here are Five Ways to Keep Your Computer Clean:

  • Computer upgradesYou can use a vacuum to suck up dirt, dust, or hair around the computer on the outside case.  However, never use a vacuum for the inside of your computer as it generates a lot of static electricity that can damage the internal components of your computer.
  • Never spray or squirt any liquid onto any part of your computer.
  • When cleaning a component or the computer, turn it off before cleaning.
  • Do not smoke around your computer.
  • Never eat or drink around your computer. We know this is a tough one but you’ll be surprised at how much damage this can do.

Basic upkeep of your computer isn’t complicated, but it’s important to keep this few, quick ideas in mind when trying to keep your computer in tip-top shape.

About Kim Weinberger

Kim Weinberger is the National Director of Business Development - Computer Services for Computer Troubleshooters Global. Kim has a long-standing relationship with Computer Troubleshooters that began when she and her husband bought a technology franchise in Fond du Lac, WI, in 2003. In addition to her role as a franchise owner and operator, Kim also served as a Regional Director for four years and then as an Assistant National Director for five years. In 2012, Kim became the Director of Operations for the Computer Troubleshooters Global franchise and the Geeks On Call franchise, which has since merged with Computer Troubleshooters. In 2016, Kim's role shifted to managing the growth and development of computer services for Computer Troubleshooters Global, as well as the CPR Cell Phone Repair franchise.