Article posted on Sep 1, 2020
May clients are requesting cleaning instructions for the monitors, displays, touch panels, dynamic microphones, and condenser microphones in offices and conference rooms. Below are general guidelines for equipment cleaning, but be sure to also check your manufacturer's recommended cleaning instructions for your specific equipment.
Never use alcohol or ammonia based cleaning fluid on your screen. Ammonia based cleaners (like Windex) and alcohol based cleaners can strip anti-reflective coatings causing clouding or other damage.
Never use paper towels or general purpose cleaning rags, as they are abrasive at the microscopic level and can cause buff spots or small scratches on the displays screen.
Shut the system down before cleaning. Not shutting down could potentially cause many button pushes and disrupt the system. Unplug the touch panel if possible (not applicable to wireless panels)
As with monitors and displays, avoid using abrasive cloths like paper towels or general purpose cleaning rags
Do not use harsh detergents such as bleach or strong disinfectants as they can damage your microphones finish or eat away the foam components of the microphone.
Never use any liquid for cleaning condenser microphones. Even a small amount of liquid may damage the microphone element