3 Proven Ways to Protect Your Copiers


Modern copiers are complicated machines that require a regular maintenance routine to keep them in good operating condition. Here's how to get the best return on your investment.

Keep them clean.

Dirty oil in your car's engine can bring on unwanted consequences, and so can dirt in the inner-workings of your copiers. For deep cleaning or service, contact your equipment provider. In the meantime, there's plenty you can do to keep dust and grime from ruining your documents and your copiers.

  • Clean the scanning bed. Dust and abrasive materials can build upon the scanning bed of your copiers. Use a soft cloth to wipe it free of grime, but never spray water or cleaning materials on the glass.
  • Remove paper fibers and other dust. Dust can accumulate in your copiers, causing everything from paper jams to more serious issues. Use a dry microfiber cloth to dust the areas you can see, and try a dry paintbrush or get into small crevices. A more thorough cleaning of your copiers should be conducted by your service provider.

Use good quality paper.

Low-quality paper may save you a few bucks, but when it allows dust and fibers to build up in your copiers, it's not worth the savings. Choose the best paper your budget can handle and then store it in a well-ventilated area with low humidity. Even a small amount of moisture in the area can damage otherwise good copy paper.

Trust your service provider.

The best copiers come from the best equipment and service providers, and you should never settle for second best. Trust your copiers to a reputable local office technology partner to get the most from your investment.

Need some help keeping your copiers in good condition? Get in touch with us at Advanced Business Methods for expert support today!