Cleaning your multi function printer is a great practice that will reduce germs and keep it functioning properly. We recommend that you add it to your weekly routine. Also, make sure a few people know how to correctly clean the machine so it’s not always left up to one person in the office.
Here are some helpful steps to to make the job a little bit easier.
- Be safe. Turn off and unplug the machine. Cleaning while on could cause harm or injury.
- Use a soft, microfiber cloth. A clean cotton cloth that is lint free is always the best. Something that will not leave behind residue. Also, paper towels may scratch surfaces so definitely avoid those.
- Avoid harsh cleaners like bleach, ammonia, acid, and other harsh chemicals. They are not good on your machine. Many times we see harsh cleaners cause damage to plastic pieces. They also can cause your glass to cloud and require replacement.
- Use an anti-bacterial cleaner like Windex, Lysol, or a mixture of 70% isopropyl alcohol and water. This will reduce the spread of bacteria and germs between users and keep everyone healthy and happy.
- Do not spray cleaner directly on the device. Moisten the cloth with the cleaner. Do not over do it and drench the cloth as extra fluid may cause dripping into areas that could cause issues.
- Gently wipe down the machine. Do not apply excessive pressure to screens or buttons as it may cause issues. However, only clean external surfaces. Leave internal cleaning to professionals – like TBS!
- Wait for the machine to dry completely. Make sure there is no visible moisture and the machine has completely air dried.
- Turn on the machine. Once the machine is dry you can plug it in and turn it on.