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How to Clean Switch Plates and Outlet Covers

When you think of deep cleaning your home do you think about the light switches? More importantly, do you consider the electric outlets?

These areas are usually overlooked but will collect dirt easily. Think of it, we make constant contact with light switches to turn on and off. We will go near electric outlets to plug in cellphone chargers, kitchen appliances, and more.

NOTE: Switch Plates and Outlet Covers hide electric components

Now the question is, how do you get rid of the invisible and visible germs from the switch plates of light switches and outlet covers of electric outlets?

Easy step guide below to easily clean your switch plates and outlet covers in no time!

Step 1: Identify the material of your wall switch plates and outlet covers

Typically switch plates are either plastic or metal.

Step 2: If they are Plastic: Use a Melamine Foam Sponge

The most popular brand know is Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

You can choose between the original Magic Eraser block or the Magic Eraser Sheets.

For wall switch plates and outlet covers, we recommend the blocks vs the sheets!

Step 3: Lightly Wet a Corner of the Melamine Foam Sponge. Magic erasers easily rub the surface with little to no force and remove any visible stains and dirt. Best part of it all, you DO NOT need a towel to dry clean the surface.

Watch our short Youtube video tutorial below!

That is it! Most importantly, you do not need to add a disinfecting solution or use a cloth to clean off any solution. Magic Erasers/Sheets will kill 99% of bacteria and germs!

For metal switch plates and outlet covers use Disinfecting Wipes. Simply scrub down with the disinfecting wipe onto the plate and outlet cover.

If it is the case that you do not have disinfecting wipes, you can use a cloth with a drop of dishwashing soap. Simply dampen the cloth and pour a drop of dishwashing soap and begin to scrub all of the surfaces. Leave the surfaces to dry and you are all set!

Alternative Option: Hire an Angel to detail clean your space! A professional angel can assist you in getting all the nooks and crannies. For more information of what services we can help you today request a FREE quote! Request a cleaning quote today

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