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Protect Your Health with a Clean Cellphone

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

A cellphone next to food At SERVPRO of West Hartford, we're all about clean! Follow our tips and disinfect your cellphone regularly to stay healthier.

Let’s talk about your cellphone. Face it: you use it so much that you don’t even think about what foul matter might be lurking on its surface. Yes, we’re talking about germs. You go about your day, touching this or that (food, doors, gas station pumps, etc.) and then picking up your phone, swiping it and holding it to your face.

Are you cringing a little right now? Maybe you should. A University of Arizona study showed that cellphones carry ten times more bacteria than a toilet seat!

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends regular cleaning of all high-touch surfaces in your home or place of business, SERVPRO of West Hartford wants to make sure your trusty cellphone is not only a handy device, but a healthy one!

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Phone

How often to clean your phone? First, SERVPRO recommends that you wipe down your phone with a soft, dry cloth whenever you return home from being in public. Then, we advise that you disinfect your cellphone two or three times a week.

When disinfecting your phone:

  • Don’t use anything abrasive, bleach or bathroom cleaners
  • Do use disinfecting wipes

Follow these steps to disinfect your phone:

  • Take the case off and wipe the phone with a soft cloth
  • Clean the phone and the case with disinfecting wipes, making sure not to oversaturate the surfaces and paying attention to ports and buttons
  • Let the phone air-dry for five minutes, then wipe dry with a new soft cloth

Follow Good Cellphone Hygiene Practices

When you’re out and about, avoid cross-contaminating your phone by paying attention to what else you’re touching and washing your hands before you grab your cellphone.

  • When eating or cooking, print out that recipe rather than scrolling along
  • When using transit, exercising at the gym or shopping, try to clean your hands with a disinfecting wipe if you can’t use soap and water
  • When using the bathroom … umm, do we really even have to say it? Just don’t

Disinfecting is the New Normal

We now know that it’s not just phones that need a good deep cleaning to protect our health, it’s our homes and businesses, too. That’s why SERVPRO created a new service in 2020 called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, which provides an industry-standard proactive viral pathogen cleaning. Call us and our skilled crew will come to your facility or home and use hospital-grade products to do a deep cleaning that meets CDC standards.

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of West Hartford has specialized training and experience in home and commercial disaster restoration, including fire restoration and cleanup, natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage and mold remediation, and chemical and biohazard cleanup. Call SERVPRO of West Hartford (860.206.6141) any time.

When you have suffered a disaster at your home or business, call SERVPRO of West Hartford at 860.206.6141

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