How to Disinfect Multifunction Printers

Man and woman in office using printer

These days, staying clean and healthy is more important than ever--but with so many electronics to manage, it can be challenging to know how to disinfect your workplace safely. Luckily, that doesn't have to be an issue where it comes to your multifunction printer. Here are a few simple tips!

Cleaning Up

Multifunction printers are high-traffic areas because, in many ways, they are the beating heart of your business. That means you need to be especially careful when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting them during the pandemic and beyond. Of course, you want to do that without ruining the machine or creating too much downtime--so here are a few ways to make printer cleaning a breeze.

Tip #1: Be careful.

No matter what, you should always begin by unplugging your device. That way, both you and your multifunction printer stay safe during the cleaning process. Once that's done, you're free to focus on other steps--like finding your disposable gloves.

Tip #2: Use the right tools for the job.

Flammable cleaners or solvents can be a big risk, so leave those out of the way. Instead, choose 70% rubbing alcohol, window cleaner, and scratch-resistant cloth.

Tip #3: Know where to begin.

Remember to focus on the most-used parts of your multifunction printer. For example:

  • on/off switches,
  • touch screens,
  • buttons,
  • handles,
  • trays,
  • glass,
  • and lids.

By regularly disinfecting these areas, you not only make your multifunction printer a safe and healthy part of pandemic life--you also extend its longevity and minimize the risk of performance errors later on down the line. A little TLC goes a long way!

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