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How To Take Care Of Your Computer At Home

Teleworking has meant that many companies have needed to make it easier for their colleagues to work from home and so, provide them with the best technological tools. However, there are many risks associated with using computers at home. For example, accidents can happen and online security is compromised.

It is important to insure your company’s electronic equipment with electronic equipment insurance. Find out more about us. You must consider four key aspects when using a computer at home: installation, maintenance and operation. These are some tips to help you take care of your electronic equipment at home.

How to install your computer

  • Avoid magnetic sources as they can cause damage to internal components.
  • To avoid power surges that could cause equipment to burn, install a voltage regulator (also applicable to household appliances).
  • If you have a laptop, make sure it is plugged in until it has fully charged. Then unplug it. It will drain your battery if it is left connected constantly.
  • To avoid losing information, ensure that you turn it off every day.
  • Avoid leaving your equipment out in the sun as it can cause damage to the screen and plastic parts.


Use a damp cloth dampened in water to clean the keyboard and screen periodically. Avoid using alcohol or abrasive chemicals. There are many cleaning products on the market, but water is better than alcohol.

  • Before you use the computer, wash your hands.
  • Avoid eating near the computer.
  • To prevent drinks from spilling or damaging your computer’s equipment, keep them in sealed containers.
  • Avoid sleeping on the couch or the bed. This will limit airflow and ventilation.
  • Allow the battery to drain completely at least once per week.


Backup your data on the computer, external hard drives and in the cloud. Also remember how to retrieve that information if it is needed.

It is better to use an external monitor if you have a laptop. This will improve your posture, and give you enough space for lighting and comfort.

Network and Computer Security

The bandwidth will be lower if you have multiple devices connected to your Wi Fi network. If someone is using Netflix while another person is using Zoom or Teams, both will have lower bandwidth.

  • You should not install any software that isn’t authorized by the company. They could cause damage to your computer. VPNs (virtual private networks) are available for free.
  • You can connect to your router directly with a cable if you experience slow network issues.
  • To verify the bandwidth, make sure you check the gigabytes and the sharing limits before hiring an internet provider.
  • You should always check the emails you get, their senders and any strange attachments, links or links. They could be viruses or hackers trying to steal your information.
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