It’s spring and then it’s traditionally time for the big spring cleaning. Scrubbing the house and updating the smart home gadgets. This includes your television, although it is better not to scrub it. This way you ensure that your television looks fresh again, without scratches or stripes.Fingers of the children who wanted to point to Peppa Pig, cat noses that took a nature documentary for real or just a thick layer of dust: there are many reasons to give your television from provide a good cleaning. After all, there is nothing more annoying than a small spot on your device. Once you’ve spotted it, you’ll probably only be able to fixate on that one spot, rather than what’s actually on the screen.
Cleaning your LCD television
So clean up! It doesn’t matter whether you have an LCD or OLED television at home, because in general the cleaning method is the same for every television with a flat screen. Cleaning somehow doesn’t feel like the right word, because that implies buckets with foaming all-purpose cleaners and wet sponges. You can forget about that right away. If there’s one thing your television doesn’t want, it’s soap. They are also not a fan of water, so try to avoid using wet materials as long as possible. Your television benefits best from a soft, clean cloth. Especially if you just take it out of the packaging, you know that the cloth does not contain any grains of sand or dirt from previous cleaning sessions. Before you get started with the cloth, it is advisable to turn off the television or even completely disconnect it from the power. It’s handy to have the screen completely off anyway, because you can see better on the black surface where you need to brush a little better. The television can also cool down for a while. The cloth you then choose should be a microfiber cloth, because even a paper towel can cause small scratches.
Grab your microfiber cloth and then go from the top left corner over the screen in a circular motion until you’ve been everywhere. Also pay close attention to the corners, because they often collect the most dirt. Make sure you don’t push too hard. Television screens are incredibly sophisticated and too much pressure can result in a broken screen, especially with LCD screens. Also make sure you hold your television with your other hand. Of course at some point you will come across a stain that is stubborn. The solution to this is a little bit of water. But actually it is even better to turn on the kettle and hold the cloth above the steam of the water. This way you can be sure that you don’t wet the cloth too much. In any case, under no circumstances should you spray water directly on the screen. If it still doesn’t work, in the worst case you could use a little bit of soap. Make sure you use mild soap and dilute it extremely well (a 100:1 ratio of water to soap is ideal). Then go over it again with a dry cloth and you’re done cleaning your television. At least, almost done. When cleaning your flat screen, don’t forget to also clean your remote control. This is often a large source of bacteria, because it is touched so often and is often in places where crumbs or other things sometimes fall into it. You can probably opt for a cleaning cloth with some soap, but don’t make sure it’s too wet and first remove the batteries from your remote control.
Special cleaning supplies? Not necessary
Finally, many people have bought special TV screen cleaning supplies, for example on the advice of the television salesman. Although you can use it (in moderation!), it is actually not necessary at all and above all an expensive solution. In any case, make sure that you never use a cleaning agent based on ammonia or alcohol. Cleaning a television is much easier than many people think. In the past, a television was made of thick glass and you could almost treat it as if you were cleaning an ordinary window, but that is no longer the case since we use flat televisions. Keep it simple, because then you have the best chance of a clean television, instead of one that comes off worse than when you started.
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