Periodic cleaning of the computer screen is not only a question of hygiene but also of eye health. But what do you need?

Cleaning screens, whether it is the TV screen, smartphone screen or PC screen, is important for a whole series of reasons. If it’s the office computer, having a clean work environment obviously gives the impression of a tidy and clean colleague but it’s not just about giving a good impression to others.

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Cleaning also serves to avoid unnecessary visual stress. Getting into the healthy habit of periodically cleaning your computer, smartphone and TV helps you avoid stains, fingerprints and splashes of any kind that could interfere with the images and therefore make you more tired. In addition to the need for cleanliness to avoid unnecessary eye problems, there is also the more general issue of public health to remember.

When the device is used by multiple people or there is the possibility that others will touch it, it is always better for it to be clean and sanitized to keep the genes under control. Depending on the screen and the device you can use different products while maintaining one habit: whatever device you decide to clean, you must never do it when the screen is active and current is passing through the device. Before moving on to get rags, cloths and sprays, then remember to turn everything off and disconnect any cables.

How to clean screens at home

A first piece of advice, in addition to always working with the screens turned off, is to avoid tap water. The water that arrives at home is in fact good to drink but still contains a quantity of dissolved minerals which can have deleterious effects on screens, both touch and non-touch. For this reason, it is better to start with distilled water which, as it does not contain traces of minerals, leaves no residues on the screens when it dries.

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If there are no particularly aggressive stains on both LCD screens and smartphones you can simply use a dampened microfibre cloth. It is important that the cloth is soft so as not to scratch the surface. If you need something a little more aggressive, you can make a light solution of water and white vinegar for LCD screens (something you should keep at home for household cleaning anyway as it’s so useful).

This solution of water and vinegar should obviously not be sprayed or dropped directly on the screen you are cleaning but always used on the cloth, which should then be wrung out. For smartphone screens, an ideal solution is to create a light cleaning solution with a drop of soap. Of course, you need to be careful about creating a solution that won’t require excessive rinsing. And always pay attention too that there is no water dripping down the microfibre cloth.