It is not easy to look at vinyl records when it comes to its preservation. A lot of people will tell you about how hard it is to clean them or how difficult it is to keep them in good shape. Cleaning vinyl records is practically very simple. Actually, there is no sweat to try keeping your records. Just start with an assessment. Take a look at your records. See if there are dust particles around the surface of the black discs. See if there are scratches. It is better to check the needle of your turn table, because a broken needle will damage your records.
See if there are scratches, if there are dusts make use of a clean cloth then if you bought a cleaning solution then follow the instructions. Be sure to follow the path of the grooves when wiping. Actually make use of your eyes in following the path of the records when cleaning them. Remember, vinyls are very much allergic to sun’s rays. So it is better to clean inside your house. Avoid bringing the records back to their respective sleeves. Air dry them first after using a liquid vinyl cleaning solution. If you wanted to clean the covers, better use a dry cloth in cleaning them.
Take note, you should store your vinyl records in a dust free and not so hot storage place otherwise you will really see them suffering from dust or will just undergo a meltdown. Hench, if you really wanted them to stay longer, better keep them safe and well taken cared for.