Here’s something interesting. Did you know that there’s such a thing as the National Clean Out Your Computer Day? Yes, there actually is such a day.
Monday, Feb. 11 is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. When you clean your computer, it’s not just about dusting off your screen and wiping down the keyboard. It’s important to clean the hard drive, updating software, and getting rid of outdated programs.
That goes to show how important it is to clean out your computer, inside and out. It makes perfect sense. After all, you need to keep your computer in tip top shape so that all your valuable files are protected.
Cleaning your computer’s hardware makes the entire system run more smoothly and keep it running longer. Regular cleaning protects not only your investment, but the important data stored on it as well. Every few days or so, give the screen a good wipe and empty the crumbs out of the keyboard. Those simple tasks will reduce the risk of it breaking and overall help the computer work better.
A good wipe every now and then is not enough. Cleaning out your computer goes way beyond than just wiping the monitor and the keyboard. You also need to make sure that the fan vents are clean.
You should also regularly clean the dust out of fan vents which can help prevent the computer from overheating and potentially breaking causing you to lose all of your valuable information stored on it. Joseph Sharp, co-owner of Lead Tech Service in Wilmington says cleaning the dust out of the vent fans is a fairly simple task.
If you are not sure as to how to go about cleaning the fan vents, don’t worry. You can just have your computer cleaned by a professional. That way, the right tool can used to clean the fan vents.
“To actually clean the hardware, I would take it to any computer repair shop” says Sharp. “We all use something called a data vac and we blow out the machine. Usually it’s not a very expensive charge, but definitely if your