Avoid Pricey Office Equipment Repairs With a Little TLC!

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When it comes to office equipment, the best way to avoid big problems and huge bills is to show your machines a little TLC. It's not always easy to know exactly what your equipment needs--but today, we'll provide some helpful tips that help you choose maintenance over repairs.

A Little Care Goes a Long Way

The great thing about almost all office equipment is that they're hardworking, reliable machines with impressive longevity--as long as you take good care of them, that is. Maintenance is simple and painless, once you know where to start---and, of course, it's a lot cheaper than repair or replacement. Remember, a little regular care goes a long way toward keeping your machines healthy, happy, and reliable!

Quick Tips

Here are a few easy tips for starting a maintenance routine!

  • Tip #1: Be patient.

If your equipment has been idle for two days or more, it's always best to run a few "test prints" before using it. Similarly, if your machine is taking a little while to boot up after being left alone, leave it--this is a recalibration process that will keep it operating properly.

  • Tip #2: Clean the machine.

Your equipment can really benefit from a little bit of regular cleaning. Carefully brush away any dirt or debris, give everything a good dusting, and clean any glass with a cloth and some alcohol-free glass cleaner. (This can help get rid of spots or lines on your copies, too!)

  • Tip #3: Use the right supplies.

High-quality paper, toner, and ink is a must when it comes to printer and copier maintenance. Using the wrong supplies can wreak havoc on your machine and leave you with a big repair bill--so make sure to read the manual and use the recommended consumables!

TLC for your office equipment doesn't have to be stressful. Contact us today to learn more about maintenance, repairs, and more!