Keeping your multi function printer clean is very important. While it may not get smelly from not showering it does need regular cleaning to keep it operating to its fullest ability. Here are some of the best practices to follow when cleaning your multi function printers.
Steps to Cleaning your Multi Function Printer
- Turn off and unplug the machine. Cleaning while on could cause electrocution.
- Use a 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.
- Avoid harsh cleaners. Bleach, ammonia, acid, and other harsh chemicals are not good on your machine. They could cause damage to plastic pieces and cause your glass to cloud and require replacement.
- Use an anti-bacterial cleaner. Windex, Lysol, or a mixture of 70% isopropyl alcohol and water. This will reduce the spread of bacteria and germs between users.
- Do not spray cleaner directly on the device. Moisten the cloth with the cleaner. Do not drench the cloth as extra fluid may cause dripping into areas that could cause issues.
- Gently wipe the machine. Gently wipe the surfaces with the cloth to clean any dirt, dust, or other residue. Do not apply excessive pressure to screens or buttons as it may cause issues. However, only clean external surfaces. Leave internal cleaning to professionals.
- Wait for the machine to dry. 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.
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.
If you feel your machine needs an internal clean, our licensed service technicians are here to help! Request a service call.