LED walls are a great investment when it comes to marketing, so if you decided to rent or purchase one of these panels, then you’ve definitely made the right choice. But don’t think that just because you’ve bought a display panel, your job is done and you can sit back and relax.
Although LED displays are sturdy and they are built to withstand harsh weather conditions, they still need to be properly managed in order to perform well. After all, nobody wants their display to break down after just a few months of use.
This means you must clean and maintain your wall displays regularly. Now, in case you don’t want professionals to come do this for you, then you will need to learn how to do it yourself. And here are a few tips on how to clean a LED wall display.
How to Prepare for Cleaning
The first thing that you have to do is to take a look at your wall display’s location. It’s important to differentiate between panels that are kept indoors and the ones that are outdoor.
Most obviously, the panels that you have outside are sturdier and built to sustain ever changing weather conditions. But because of these conditions, dust and dirt will start to accumulate on your screen’s display, which can make the quality of the image waver and can even break down a LED display.
This basically means that your outside screen displays will require more attention and of course, more maintenance than an indoor display.
After that, you need to get the right cleaning tools. When cleaning LED displays, the cloth and the cleaning solution that you’re using are very important. You don’t want a cloth or solution that is too harsh with your display, which is why you need to carefully pick your props.
The most recommended cloth is a microfiber one. It picks up the dust fairly easily while being gentle with your screen. In case you can’t get your hands on any microfiber clothes, you can use cotton fabrics, such as cotton t-shirts, tea towels, or handkerchiefs.
The solution that you use should be something that is specifically used for cleaning LEDs. Don’t use anything that doesn’t have electrolytes. High-purity distilled water or anti-static liquid should work, but you can also try isopropyl alcohol diluted with water.
How to Clean Your LED Display
Now, indoor LED displays are not as sturdy as the outside ones, so you have to be gentle with the screen. The first thing that you must do is to disconnect the screens from their power source.
Once you start cleaning, don’t apply the liquid directly to the screen. Instead, apply it to the microfiber cloth and gently clean the surface of the screen. Don’t apply pressure on it or you might end up ruining your display. Wipe the screen until you can’t notice any specks of dust anymore and the surface is clean.
As previously mentioned, with outdoor LED displays, things can be more complex. If the display is positioned at a significant altitude, then you might need a ladder, high altitude rope, or even a special machine that can elevate you to the height of the display.
Once you’ve reached your display, it’s time to start the cleaning process. You must first remove the dust with the microfiber, then start washing it with the special liquid. The same rule as before can be applied here as well. Use the liquid and a steam humidification spray and a soft brush to clean up the surface. After this, you can dry the display with a vacuum.
Although it’s great to be self-sufficient, cleaning LED panels can be quite difficult and sometimes even dangerous, especially if they‘re outdoors and hard to reach. In this case, you should call a team of professionals that can give your screens a proper clean-up. All in all, you should not endanger yourself or one of your employees for a task that can be easily done by people that handle LED wall displays for a living.
And even if your panels are indoors, a technician should still take a look at your displays to make sure they are functioning properly.
Now, finding a team of professionals that know everything there is to be known about LED displays is not usually that easy, but it seems that it’s your lucky day. Why? Because you have a team of experts right here.
Our technicians will not only help you manage and clean your LED displays, but they can help you even more. If you haven’t gotten an LED display yet, our experts can help you pick out the display that fits your needs and install the panel where you want it. So if you want quality LED products and services, contact us today.
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