While Southern California isn’t know for its extreme changes in temperature or weather, office equipment can still be temperamental when the weather changes. Monitoring your device’s appearance and cleanliness is the easiest way to prevent small issues.
How to Weather Proof Your Copier for Fall
The Santa Ana winds are stirring up the dry air and heat. Don’t be blown away with frustration! On these hot and dry days:
- Monitor the parts of a machine that can be left open and make sure they stay closed. Paper trays, document feeders, and the platen (glass where you copy) can all accumulate dust and grit. This build up can damage rollers and other parts.
- Clean your copiers regularly to avoid dust streaks creating smudges on your copies.
How to Weather Proof Your Copier for Winter
Humidity and Moisture in the air causes paper to expand and jam. On a wet and dreary day:
- Take the extra effort to make sure the paper is loaded correctly. By taking the stacks of paper and shaking them out, the expanded paper is less likely to stick together and cause a jam.
- Make sure all receptacles for umbrellas and wet coats are not near the machine.
- Even though there may be storms, do no plug machines into surge suppressors.
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