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How To Clean Your TV Screen

How To Clean Your TV Screen
January 20, 2020

One of the most popular and beloved devices of any family home is the flat-screen television. Modern condo owners use TVs to play music, videos, games, and more. When it comes to TV cleaning tips, nobody knows more than Maid4Condos.

Flat-screen TVs use a special finish which keeps colours and pictures crisp. This means you can’t use just any cleaner to wipe it off. Unfortunately, the static electricity in our televisions and the natural clinginess of glass attracts dust and particles in the air to cling on. This, combined with fingerprints and other marks, makes it tough to enjoy your favourite programs.

So, how can you polish your flat screen in a way which retains the integrity of the screen? Here are our top TV cleaning tips.

How To Clean Your TV Screen

Read the User Instructions

Chances are, your new TV came with a list of instructions, including the best method for cleaning. Depending on the make of your TV, you may use a different mode of cleaning. LCD screens, for example, are super sensitive to scratches and the deterioration caused by certain cleaning products.

Many TV owners turn to basic window cleaning products as a first resort. We understand where this thought originates: glass window = glass TV. What’s the difference? The difference is what’s under and on top of your television glass. Special anti-glare coatings and other protective features could be ruined by any ammonia-based cleaner.

It’s also important to be cautious before cleaning your flat screen TV because some modes of cleaning could negate your warranty. Before you wipe, read the warranty guidelines, or give the manufacturer a quick call. This seems like a lot of work to clean the grime off a TV screen, but it’s worth the effort if you have a nice TV set.

Using the Appropriate Materials

Cleaning with the right tools is the most effective way to reduce the risk of scratching and film removal, while effectively removing dirt. Maid4Condos recommends a soft microfibre cloth with anti-static characteristics.

Think of the type of cloth you might use to clean your eyeglasses or a camera lens. This is the same kind of care you want to take with your television. You wouldn’t just wipe your glasses or camera on a pair of jeans, you’d use the cloth provided with your eyewear or camera kit.

If you can clean the screen without the use of water or chemicals, this is best. A dry microfibre cloth will remove more than you realize. Wiping gently in a circular motion, you’ll see everything from dust to finger smudges clearing away with ease.

Some people try television cleaning kits, which boast specialty cleaners and cloths. While some of these may work, it isn’t recommended that any chemical cleaner be used on your flat screen.

Clean More than Just the Screen

While your screen is certainly the most noticeable part of a television set, it’s not the only component that requires cleaning. Other features to focus on include:

  • Speakers
  • Ports
  • Cables
  • Cords
  • Remote control

These should all be wiped occasionally to remove dust. Your television remote, especially, requires regular cleaning as they are prone to bacteria and oil from our hands and fingertips.

Using harsh chemicals, wipes, or even anti-bacterial cleaners on your remote could remove the print from the buttons. Before you clean your remote, remove batteries so you don’t push buttons and reset current settings. There’s nothing worse than trying to wipe down a remote and deleting all your saved movies and shows.

Cleaning between buttons and the intricate lines of TV speakers keeps your television running longer. It removes the risk of dust filtering into the electrical components of the unit and causing it to burn out quicker. As far as TV cleaning tips go, this is one of our best.

TV Cleaning Safety Tips

Safety is of the greatest importance when working with any electronic. Your television is likely plugged into a power source, along with multiple other machines in your entertainment centre. Disconnecting these cords to prevent shock or electrocution is wise. This is especially true if you plan on using any liquid in the cleaning process.

Knocking over your television and nearby electronics is also a danger during cleaning. Be sure that you use gentle wiping motions and secure unsteady components before beginning. Some people choose to place the television base on the floor for easier access to all components before cleaning.

However you choose to tackle this chore, the most important of our TV cleaning tips is certainly safety. Please be careful when managing your electronics.

Prolong the Life of Your Flat Screen

Regular cleaning is one way to keep your TV running. However, there are other ways to prolong the life of your unit. For example, turning off your television when not in use, not only conserves electricity but also increases the longevity of the screen. Similarly, pausing a movie or show on one picture too long can damage the screen of your TV. The image and light being projected onto the screen could leave marks or discoloration in certain areas.

Ask the Professionals

Some television owners simply don’t have the time or tools to maintain electronic care. Here in Toronto, especially, there always seems to be so much to do and see. Cleaning the flat screen is often the last thing on anybody’s mind. To help remove this from your list of chores, Maid4Condos is here to help.

We work closely with clients across the greater Toronto area performing services from deep cleaning and stain removal to dusting and general condo upkeep. Whatever you need help with, we’re happy to lend a hand.

For more information on how to properly clean your TV, call Maid4Condos at 1-647-822-0601 or contact us here.

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