Tuesday Tips: How Often Should You Be Cleaning Your Copiers?

How Often Should You Be Cleaning Your Copiers?

Copiers, printers and other equipment are a significant part of the backbone of your company. In nearly every industry, documentation and information services form a vital foundation for the work of a business. Without routine service, that foundation will begin to crack. The result of a lack of regular cleaning and maintenance is at best a loss of productivity and at worst, some unexpected costs.

So, how often should your equipment be cleaned in order to keep your business running smoothly? The answer depends on a few factors, and depending on your business may even vary seasonally. Your equipment manufacturer’s maintenance may also vary according to other factors, but a qualified technician can assist you in sorting through that.

  • Monthly volume
  • Type of print jobs
  • Environment of the equipment

Depending on these answers and the type of equipment you have, you may be able to clean your equipment regularly without involving a service technician. Certainly, you can wipe down a scanner screen to eliminate blurry copies, and you can dust and blow off your rollers to avoid jams. Other issues may require that your copiers, printers, and other equipment be cleaned on a regular schedule to reduce failure and save money. A technician can often offer you a scheduled visit on a regular basis to do basic tidying and maintenance, and that service will often save you money in the long-term by eliminating emergency repairs. 


Our team would like to thank SVOE for the great service you have provided since we received our new printer/scanner/copier. You suggested the right printer to suit our needs and budget.

Kathryn Albertson
Brand Manager