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How to Effectively Clean and Disinfect Your Radio

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With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, two way radios have become even more invaluable than they were before. Two way radios offer a method of communicating quickly, reliably and without face-to-face contact. They also allow for seamless communication in densely populated areas such as London, where mobile signal is near maximum capacity. 

However, just as much as we should be washing our hands thoroughly and regularly, our radios require the same attention. Two way radios are durable and last a long time. This time allows for dust and small particles to build up around the buttons and control knobs. In addition to this, if two way radios are being used by multiple people, and particularly in vulnerable areas such as hospitals, care homes and isolation wards, they can also germs and bacteria. So what can you do to help keep the public and staff safe from the outbreak?

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How to Clean Your Two Way Radio

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds before cleaning the radio
  2. Turn off the radio, unplug the charger, and remove from the charging station
  3. Using a dry lint-free brush or cloth, wipe down the radio and charging station to remove fine particles and dust
  4. With a non-woven fabric and a neutral cleanser clean the antenna, buttons, control knobs, keys and case
  5. Allow the radio to thoroughly air dry without using an external heat source before using or replacing the radios back into the charging station
  6. Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds after cleaning the radios

How to Disinfect Your Two Way Radio

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds before cleaning the radio
  2. Turn off the radio, unplug the charger, and remove from the charging station
  3. Remove the battery
  4. Using a rubbing alcohol of at least 70% concentration, wipe down the radios screen, case, buttons, control knobs, antenna and charging station
  5. Wait for the alcohol to evaporate and the radio to completely dry without using an external heat source
  6. Replace the battery 
  7. Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds after cleaning the radios

Please note: 

  • Do not disinfect in a confined space
  • Whilst disinfecting, stay away from static electricity and flames

At Wall to Wall we know the importance of staying safe and well during this turbulent time. This is why we are also offering easy wipe-clean radio covers that can be disinfected quickly and efficiently to keep all staff and the public safe. 

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If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with the Wall to Wall team, do not hesitate to call us on 0208 770 1007, email us at info@walltowallcomms.co.uk or fill out the form below.