Leasing a copier can be an expensive step in your business, and you want to make sure your copier works the way it should. You may have a continued maintenance agreement, but that’s not always enough. If you do not take the small steps to protect the health of your copier then there may be nothing that a technician can do. Following these basic Xerox copier maintenance tips can greatly improve the life of your copier.
Without taking the necessary precautions, even copiers with light use can malfunction after six months. All MFP copiers with laser printing use heat and pressure to fuse the toner to the paper. This process involves drawing air into the copier and uses it to heat, and cool the machine.
While your copier will usually operate without a problem there are steps you can take to help protect your investment. If you follow these Xerox copier maintenance tips then your machine should stay working reliably.
- Turn the copier off if it is not in use. This helps to keep the parts are fresh as they can be. Without parts running during nonworking hours you can protect the integrity of the parts.
- Cover your copier with a copier cover when it is not in use. You should have received a copier cover when your copier first arrived. If not, contact your Xerox copier leasing company and request to receive one.
- Buy silica bags to place into the copier. All you need to do is place them in the paper tray to help keep unwanted moisture out of the copier.
While we do recommend continued maintenance to keep your copier in its best condition, following these simple Xerox copier maintenance tips can greatly improve the life of your copier. It can also help you avoid having to pay for expensive repairs down the road.