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Can Sanitizing Ruin Your Stuff ?
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Can Sanitizing Ruin Your Stuff

By William R. Griffin, President,

www.CleaningConsultants.com , Bg1@ccsmL.com , C-206-849-0179

Copyright William R. Griffin © 2020 Seattle, WA. 98198.


That all depends on what products and processes you are using and surfaces you are trying to clean and sanitize.

Here's a few important tips to help you avoid damage while sanitizing your home and belongings:

  • To avoid damage and or voiding a warranty, your best and first source of "how to information" before attempting to clean or sanitize anything should be the manufacturer's technical support line or website. As a last resort, search on-line for tips or a YouTube video related to what you want to sanitize.
  • When using a commercial cleaning product or solution, read and follow the manufacturer's label instructions, if more information is needed or you have questions, call the companies technical support line or visit their website.
  • Remove your jewelry and put it in a safe place. Gather all the supplies needed and wash your hands before you start cleaning.
  • Wear rubber gloves, protective eyewear and a face mask when cleaning or sanitizing. Open doors and window to increase ventilation if odors are present.
  • Make sure the power is off and the surface is cool when cleaning electronics, appliances or equipment that plugs-in or has batteries. This includes cell phones, computers, monitors and TV screens.
  • Test the cleaning product and process in a small inconspicuous area (2 inches by 2 inches or less) before applying or trying to clean a large area or the entire item. If you are going to screw it up, it's best to keep it small and out of sight.
  • Remove as much dry soil as possible with a duster, dry microfiber cloth or vacuum before attempting moist cleaning.
  • Spray the cleaning solution, sanitizer or water on to a clean micro-fiber cloth or paper towel (for really small areas use a cotton swab).  Do not spray solution directly on to the surface or item you are cleaning. This is especially important when cleaning keyboards/pads, buttons or switches.   
  • In most cases, after cleaning or sanitizing, dry the surface with clean dry microfiber cloth or paper towel to prevent water marks or streaking.  
  • To avoid scratching delicate surfaces, do not use anything rough or abrasive on soft, smooth or shiny surfaces.
  • The most sensitive surfaces are plastics, electronics, fabrics, wood, paper, natural materials and unsealed stone or concrete.
  • Most other surfaces are fairly safe to clean and sanitize as long as you properly mix chemicals, follow label directions or use clean water and apply only a light mist or use a clean slightly moist microfiber cloth or paper towel. If the surface is textured or more aggressive cleaning in needed, gently use a soft bristle tooth brush, rubbing in small circles in each direction and wipe dry.


Good Luck, Keep it Clean, Safe and Sanitized.


For More Tips on how to keep you home clean and protect Yourself and Family from Covid 19 and other infections, visit: http://www.cleaningconsultants.com/pages/freestuff.html


Wm R. Griffin, President, Cleaning Consultant Services, Inc.

www.cleaningconsultants.com , bg1@ccsmL.com , C-206-849-0179

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