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Psssst: Time to Clean Your Cellphone!

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

A cellphone A cellphone can carry a shocking number of disease-causing germs! Our tips will help you keep it cleaner.

One of the things we’ve learned over the past year while coping with a viral pandemic is that keeping our environment and possessions cleaner pays off in better health. So, we at SERVPRO recommend that you continue basic hygiene measures such as washing your hands frequently. And we strongly recommend that—pandemic or no—you regularly clean your cellphone. Because that essential little device goes with you just about everywhere. You touch it, then touch something else, then touch it, then ... you get the idea.

To be blunt, your cellphone is loaded with germs. And to be specific, a recent study done by the University of Arizona revealed that cellphones are covered with ten times more bacteria than a toilet seat!

Think Before You Touch Your Phone

Pay attention to what you touch before and after you use your phone. A gas pump? Your lunch? What else? Anyway, try to wash your hands with soap and water before you pick up your cell phone, or at least clean up with hand sanitizer.

  • When eating: try not to use your phone while eating. Wash with soap and water when done
  • On the road: when running errands, use wipes or hand sanitizer before using your phone
  • In the bathroom: your “go zone” should be a cell phone “no-go zone”

Develop a Phone-Cleaning Routine

Because you touch your cellphone throughout the day, you should follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is to clean all high-touch surfaces in your home and at work regularly.

Start by wiping your cellphone with a soft, dry cloth when you return home. Then, two to three times a week, thoroughly disinfect the phone.

  • Avoid bleach, bathroom cleaners or other abrasive cleansers. Instead, use disinfecting wipes and soft dry cloths
  • Remove the phone from its case, then wipe the phone and case with the dry cloth
  • Using disinfecting wipes, clean the case and phone, including ports and buttons, being careful not to drench the surface
  • Air-dry for five minutes, then finish by wiping the phone and case dry with a new soft cloth

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Offers the Highest Level of Cleaning and Disinfecting

Think of all the frequently-touched surfaces in your home or business: faucets, phones, computers, light switches and more. To provide the most thorough cleaning and disinfecting, SERVPRO created a new service called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Designed to exceed CDC standards, this proactive deep cleaning program is built around hospital-grade cleansers, proven procedures and SERVPRO’s highly-trained staff. Want to better protect the health of family members, employees and customers? Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned will do it!

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