Your Mobile Phone May Be Dirtier than Your Toilet!
Our mobile phones are dirtier than most people think. Consider all the places your hands have been, they handle your phone. The average American checks their phone about 47 times per day, microorganisms have plenty of opportunities to get transferred from your fingers at that rate.
People keep their phones with them, even when they would normally wash their hands first. Research does vary, but a recent study shows that over 17,000 types of bacteria reside on the phones of high school students. Scientists at the University of Arizona have determined that mobile phones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats.
Our skin is naturally covered in microbes that are in frequent contact with our phones. Fortunately, most organisms on mobile phones are not pathogens that can make you sick. For instance, staphylococcus might be present, but it is probably not the kind that gives you a staph infection. But do keep in mind what your hands have been encountering when you bring your phone to your face.
Measures to Consider
Here are some measures you can take to keep your phone clean.
- Rubbing Alcohol: Rubbing alcohol is a great way to clean your phone, but you should do it often, by wiping it down. We suggest that you use 90% water and 10% alcohol. You also want to make sure that the device is turned off when you do.
- Wash your hands: It used to be considered sort of obsessive to wash your hands frequently, but now it is a good idea. So, if you do, make sure that you wash them soon before you handle your phone.
- Consider storing your phone. So, when you are in public, say at a bar or restaurant, consider putting your phone away. This way, you can be fully present with the person you are actually in front of, and your phone isn’t subjected to all of the contaminants in that area.
- Consider getting a Whoosh Cleaning kit. We offer mobile phone cleaning kits at all our Vancouver, metro area locations.
Keeping Your Phone Clean
Keep your phone out of the bathroom, other than that, there are several steps you can take. One approach is to wipe your phone down with a microfiber cloth. This removes many of the germs. If you really want to deep clean, use a combination of 60% water and 40% rubbing alcohol. Wipe it gently across your phone. Do this twice a month and you should be fine.
Keeping Yourself Clean
The best thing you can do is to keep yourself clean because that is what keeps your phone clean. Wash your hands frequently. If you do that, you should be fine.
Certainly, we all feel the need to keep our surfaces clean, especially those surfaces that we place close to, or on, our face. There is a new awareness we now have about our habits, and a level of cleanliness, that we never recognized before.
We at GoMobile Repair are not just offering the Metro Vancouver phone repair, but also better bargains than usual from our phone store in Vancouver. We offer clearance prices on overstocked lightly used phones – priced to sell. If you are close by, see if you are in our free delivery zone, or refer to our map for pricing.