With so many of us now working from home, our laptops and computers are bound to start looking dirtier by the day.

We may think we have a clean laptop keyboard, but viruses and bacteria can easily live in between keys, especially if we’re eating lunch at our desks! This makes freshening up our keyboards an essential part of cleaning routines. 

When looking at how to clean a keyboard or how to clean a laptop, it may seem difficult, but using Zoflora Concentrated Multipurpose Disinfectant can make the process easy. Our 3-in-1 formula kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, whilst eliminating odours and filling spaces with beautiful fragrance for up to 24 hours, perfect for a relaxing work-from-home set up.

To have a hygienically clean laptop keyboard, it is important that you clean it down regularly each week, getting into the nooks and crannies between the keys and wiping down the screen and top of the laptop.  Be sure to keep up on top of this if anyone coughs or sneezes near the laptop, as viruses and bacteria can easily spread through these means.

What you'll need to clean a keyboard and laptop

A bottle of Zoflora 3-in-1 concentrated multipurpose disinfectant
Trigger spray bottle
Rubber gloves
Microfibre cloth
Bottle brush

Step 1: Prepare your diluted Zoflora spray disinfectant

To begin the process of how to clean a keyboard or how to clean a laptop, dilute one part Zoflora in 40 parts water in a clean trigger spray bottle. This will provide you with a powerful disinfectant spray that can be used across your home to kill 99.9% of hidden viruses and bacteria, including the COVID-19 virus. It is, however, important to always wear rubber gloves when handling neat Zoflora to protect your hands.

Now that your handy disinfectant is ready, it is time to start thoroughly cleaning your laptop and keyboard.

Step 2: Clear loose debris from the keyboard or laptop

When looking at cleaning keyboards or how to clean a laptop, it is important to first remove any loose debris hiding under the keys. The best way to do this is to turn the laptop or keyboard upside down. This causes any loose material to fall out. Gently tapping the underside of the keyboard or laptop can also help to encourage stubborn particles out. 

If the keyboard has removable keycaps, it is worth taking these off first to allow all the trapped debris to fall out.

Step 3: Brush off any remaining dirt on the keys

Using your bottle brush, it’s now time to remove any remaining dirt from the keys. Do this by sweeping across the keys, brushing the sides of the laptop and cleaning away the debris that has become stuck to the side of the keys.

At this point the keyboard or laptop keyboard is now free of all debris and dirt, so can be disinfected.

Step 4: Wipe away the germs on your keyboard with Zoflora

Take your handy Zoflora trigger bottle and spray directly onto the microfibre cloth. Never spray Zoflora directly onto electrical items. 

Gently wipe over the keyboard or laptop with the cloth, avoiding the screen on the latter, to leave your keyboard or laptop hygienically clean and freshly fragrant.

Step 5: Give your keyboard a final dust to finish

Now that you have successfully removed the debris from your keyboard and fully disinfected your entire laptop, it’s time for one final wipe over with a clean, dry cloth. This removes any lingering dust and dirt, as well as helping it to dry in time for you to use it again.

Important information when using Zoflora

Do not mix with other cleaning products
Do not spray directly onto or near to open flames or electronic devices
Exclude all pets from the area until dry
Do not use on polished wood, painted, varnished or composite granite surfaces

Zoflora: killing germs beautifully since 1922

In 1922, the usual way to disinfect your home was through carbolic acid, which killed germs but left an awful smell on surfaces. Our founder Nathan Thornton saw the gap in the market to create a fragrant disinfectant that not only killed germs, but left a beautiful fragrance, leading to the creation of Zoflora.

Zoflora was created to kill 99.9% of potentially harmful viruses and bacteria, making it twice as powerful as carbolic acid whilst also providing a beautiful fragrance that lasts up to 24 hours. We have continued to grow on this, leading to our collection of over 25 fragrances including Warm Cinnamon and Fig and Cedar, perfect for relaxing while working from home. 

It has become more important than ever to keep homes hygienically clean, ensuring that all members of your household are protected from viruses such as the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2. Luckily, Zoflora has been proven to kill the COVID-19 virus within a 1 minute contact time when diluted 1 in 40 with water. Learn more about how Zoflora kills coronaviruses and get to know our recommended cleaning routine to thoroughly disinfect your home.

How to clean your keyboard and laptop easily

Our easy-to-follow guide makes laptop cleaning and how to clean a keyboard quick and simple. Not only will you be able to work knowing that you have eliminated potentially harmful viruses and bacteria, but your home will be free from nasty odours and filled with a beautiful fragrance all day long.