Device Cleaning Guidelines

We have had several ticket requests come in regarding proper procedures on how to effectively and safely clean technology devices that are located in PUSD classrooms. We’ve put together some information for you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or at ext: 1234

How to clean SMART Board interactive display surfaces:

Using Cleansers

Generally, it is best to use only a cloth slightly dampened with water to clean your SMART Board. SMART has tested and approves the use of a 100x diluted bleach solution (99 parts water to 1 part household bleach) for additional cleaning as required. We recommend using a spray bottle for the solution to avoid oversaturating the cloth.

CAUTION: Do not use pre-moistened wipes.

Test a small, inconspicuous area before you clean the entire surface.

To clean the screen

Turn off any connected computers.

Turn the display off – Go to and navigate to your specific model for instructions.

Gently spray a small amount of the water or bleach solution on a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth.
CAUTION: Do not oversaturate the cloth to the point it is dripping.

Wipe the screen with the dampened cloth.

After wiping the screen, wipe off the remaining SMART Board surfaces that one can normally contact, such as the frame and the pens.



How to clean Apple Products:


Apple products are made with a variety of materials, and each material might have specific cleaning requirements. To get started, here are some tips that apply to all products:

  • Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, or similar items. 
  • Avoid excessive wiping, which might cause damage. 
  • Unplug all external power sources, devices, and cables.
  • Keep liquids away from the product, unless otherwise noted for specific products.
  • Don't get moisture into any openings.
  • Don't use aerosol sprays, bleaches, or abrasives.
  • Don't spray cleaners directly onto the item.


Is it OK to use a disinfectant on my Apple product? 
Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces. Don't use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don't submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents. Don't use on fabric or leather surfaces.