When your business invests in a high-quality copier, it’s important to keep it maintained. After all, that machine is going to put out countless reams of copies, and will likely double as your scanner to digitize important physical documents. It is an extremely important part of your business’s everyday operations, and thus needs to be kept in good condition.

At Click Copiers, we offer general maintenance and copier repair in Scottsdale, AZ for Ricoh brand copiers. This Ricoh service provided by our skilled team ensures your copier will last your business for many years to come.

Here is a quick overview of what should be included in your general copy machine maintenance tasks:

  • Cleaning the exterior: Perhaps the easiest thing you can do for your copier from a maintenance and general upkeep perspective is keep its exterior clean. Not only does this keep up a like-new appearance, but it’s also hygienic, and will allow you to more easily spot problems if something doesn’t look quite right. Wipe down the machine with a lint-free cloth whenever you clean it. You should also use a non-abrasive cloth dampened with a glass cleaner to clean the copier glass—do not spray the cleaner directly on the glass.
  • Clean inside of the machine: You should also make it a priority to keep the inside of the copy machine clean. The paper rollers tend to build up dust and residue from the toners over time. You can clean those rollers with a cloth dampened with a small amount of water (never use chemicals). Remove any dust that builds up in the cartridge area or near the ink nozzles with a cotton swab that you have dampened with isopropyl alcohol or clean water. You can use a small paintbrush to clean out paper trays—even the small cracks and crevices.
  • Use the machine responsibly: Always use high-quality paper, which will reduce shavings, debris and other jamming issues. The paper you load should always be completely clean and dry. Be sure to take off any staples or paper clips when scanning or copying files so you can prevent any damage to the glass or to the machine in general. When loading paper, do not force it in—this could cause a jam and prevent the paper from being pushed through the machine properly. And of course, make it a point to regularly replace the cartridges in your copier.
  • Replace parts as needed: There are certain parts in the copier that will wear out or break after a certain amount of usage. Drum units, for example, are one of the most frequently replaced copier parts. It can help to have extras on hand at all times for these parts you know will ultimately need to be replaced.

For more information about how you can better keep up your copy machines and the kind of service we provide for Ricoh copiers, contact the expert team at Click Copiers today about copier repair in Scottsdale, AZ.