Every desktop or laptop collects dust trouble is we often forget it’s there or even bother to look.
Because computers need fans to keep them cool the down side of this is that dust gets blown in- over a short time this build-up of dust can fill a desktop tower very easily to such levels you can hold it in your hand.
At any level dust is not good news for computers as there is electric passing through the system all the time this could start a small fire if left for too long without cleaning.
The worst thing about dust is its very bad for your health unknowingly breathing in dust fumes from your laptop or tower as well as building up static electric so you could get a nasty jolt one day.
When you do the house cleaning why not do a bit of computer cleaning you can safely use any vacuum on the outside of a tower or laptop.
If you discover a large amount of dust inside a tower take it outside a use a duster to remove the dirt it may pay to wear a mask over your mouth while doing this. Do not use your vacuum inside the tower as there are many small connections which could easily be damaged by the strong suction.
One of the best ways to relief the build-up of dust is to make sure your tower is not surrounded by piles of paper work or magazines etc which will block the air grills on the side or back where air is pumped out. Or is stuffed inside a drawer or under a desk where there is little air flow.
For laptops buy a laptop cooler plate these often have extra fans which will aid the air flow within the small spaces of a laptop or have it professionally cleaned by a local laptop repair company.
One of the many reasons a computer will slow down is due to dust and the lack of air flow as the pc / laptop will become overheated very quickly – if it gets to hot the computer won’t start at all as a safety switch kicks in.
Hopefully you have found this information useful –keep your computers clean and they will last a lot longer.
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