The office copier is one area where germs can easily be transmitted from one employee to another.

To sanitize your copier, the Capital Business Systems suggests:

1) Powering down your device.

2) Using a clean rag or paper towel, wipe a small amount of rubbing alcohol (we do not recommend using bleach or any bleach-based wipes) over the highly touched areas – the control panel, document feeder, output trays, and drawer handles. BUT NOT THE GLASS COPYING SURFACE.

3) Using strong glass cleaners such as Windex might seem practical for cleaning the glass copy surface, but we highly recommend that you do not use them as a cleaning product for your equipment. We suggest using a very mild glass cleaner and spraying that solution directly onto a lint-free cloth to clean your device, and not onto the glass surface itself.

Following these steps daily will not harm the device, and will help keep transmission to a minimum. We also suggest that your business follow the same CDC recommendations for hand-washing and COVID-19 prevention that we do.

We hope your family members, employees and customers remain safe, with minimal impact of the COVID-19 virus.