How to save your TV screen from physical damage

Be your TV’s superhero and save it from damage

How to save your TV screen from physical damage

Modern TVs tend to sport large screens while being compact, and come built in with a ton of features. However, these features and perks also make TVs expensive, all the more reason they need constant care to avoid any damage. Here are nine ways in which you can protect your smart TV and prevent large, unwanted monetary losses.

9 ways to protect your TV from physical damage

1. Right installation

A correct, problem-free installation of your TV can help you avoid any accidents in the form of falls or bends. These mishaps can damage your TV’s display as well as internals. Ensure that TV stands are fixed securely, and if wall-mounted, then the studs and the brackets are fastened securely.

2. Avoid touching

The most sensitive part of any TV is the screen itself. Even though you may think your hands are clean, it contains natural oils which may leave the screen looking smudged. The more dirty your screen gets, the more it will regularly be subject to chemicals and cleaning, and over time, this may cause display damage.

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3. Maintain a cleaning routine

Having a regular cleaning routine is crucial to avoiding physical damage to the screen and maintaining the longevity of the device. Always follow the manufacturer’s guide to decide how to clean, and at what interval you should do it.

4. Clean it the right way 

When cleaning, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Avoid putting too much pressure on the screen. Use a lint-free soft microfiber cloth, and non-damaging screen cleaner to clean the display.

5. Avoid extreme temperatures

The display is made of materials that are susceptible to damage at high temperatures. Avoid exposing your TV to extreme temperatures, such as direct sunlight or near a heating source, as this can permanently damage the screen.

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6. Use screen protectors

This works similarly to screen protectors on any smartphone, and can be handy if you live in a dusty area or have birds or other pets in the house. The protector should save your display from from scratches, smudges, and physical damage.

7. Keep away from children and pets

Kids and pets may unknowingly cause damage to many precious and fragile objects in your house. Unfortunately, your shiny new TV is one of those things. An accidental bump may cause more damage than you think. The best way to avoid this is to make sure you keep your TV away from the reach of your kids and pets. This could mean a higher position on the wall, or a table right below the TV to cut off access for any curious toddlers.

8. Surge protectors

Uneven voltage supply could potentially damage your TV’s circuitry. If your area experiences constant fluctuations, it is a good idea to install a surge protector or a stabiliser. Make sure you consult an expert so you can buy the correct stabiliser for your TV.

9. Invest in an extended warranty plan

Now, while protecting your TV against physical damage is important, one must also remember that damage may occur due to certain manufacturing defects as well. Therefore, it is a good idea to invest in an extended warranty plan for your TV, bearing in mind that it is a fairly large and long term investment. If you’re confused as to which plan to purchase, check out Croma’s ZipCare Protect Advanced plans for TVs.

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