One of the biggest enemies of your computer, keyboard, and monitor screen is dust if not cleaned regularly. Dust settles, thickens, and can eventually block air circulation to important components like fans. A nonworking computer fan leads to overheated and possibly ruined electronics. All electronic/ physical components can suffer from problems created by dust. For most electronic appliances, cleaning their crevices and surfaces is much easier when using those items stated above. For other electronic products, like computers and laptops, however, a little more time, effort, and patience are needed to get the job done. Cleaning dust from computers is an important activity which requires special tools, skills and greater attention to detail. We can help you clean your computer, keyboard, monitor, display screen, and other peripherals whether you are based in London or anywhere in the UK. Our professional cleaning technicians have the correct tools, knowledge, and experience that your computer cleaning regime requires.
What is Dust?
Dust is fine particles of matter. It generally consists of particles in the atmosphere that come from various sources such as soil, dust lifted by weather (an aeolian process), volcanic eruptions, and pollution. Dust in computers, keyboards, homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibres, paper fibres, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles, and many other materials which may be found in the local environment.
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How Does Dust Affect your Computer Hardware?
Dust is capable of hiding and accumulating inside the sockets, ports, between the keyboard keys, and in other hidden parts of your computer hardware. If a barrier of dust is created within those spaces, it may lead to one of the following problems:
- Overheating through insulation
- Poor contact in relays, switches, and connectors
- May cause arcing and carbon tracking in higher voltage appliances
- More difficult to repair or restore
- Thankfully, there are numerous products, methods, and cleaning routines that can easily eradicate those particles out of your electronic appliances.
Dust is always present in the air. It is considered as a new factor in describing the operating condition of computers, keyboards, and electronic equipment besides temperature and relative humidity. The impact of dust on the reliability of computer machines is increasing due to a number of factors: Driven by the new technology of miniaturisation, the trace-to-trace spacing on the printed circuit boards and lead-to-lead spacing on the component have been reduced greatly over the years.
The Computer PCBAs have become more sensitive to the dust particles dimension-wise. At the same time, electronics are no longer only residing in benign environments. For example, a lot of functionalities of telecom equipment have been moved to outdoor; and the free air cooling method, which uses the ambient outdoor air to chill the equipment, has been adopted by data centres in order to reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions. These factors have contributed to the growth of research interests in dust.
Dust by itself can be conductive, causing “tracking” and even arcing between computer components on printed circuit cards as well as causing overheating because heavy accumulations can act as an insulating “blanket”.
Dust on the computer and keyboard circuit board, when combined with humidity and other vapours in the air, can lead to even worse “tracking” and arc between components on printed circuit cards. Depending on the voltages involved and the circuitry, this can lead to all manner of intermittent and “unexplained” phenomena. Certain types of dust, when combined with humidity, can even be slightly corrosive to computer components.
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