Cleanliness is Next to Productivity

We’ve all experienced it: your copier or printer shuts down because it is just plain dirty.

So just what should you do?

“Giving your copier or printer a scrub down with cleaning solutions is a great idea,” Greg Farmer said. “In fact, while you’re at it, clean up your phone and the top of your desk.”

Greg is the President and Founder of Farmer Business Systems, North Texas’ largest Xerox dealer.  And he knows from experience.

“We routinely visit offices to offer free cleanings,” Greg continued.  “What our customers think is simple dust is really quite an undertaking when we get into it.  There are a number of germs and diseases living on all of these surfaces. It is a good idea to wipe down your desk regularly.”

A study by the University of Arizona in 2002 found that the typical office worker’s desk had many time more germs per square inch than the average toilet seat.

“If you can’t be productive because your are sick because you aren’t in a clean space, imagine what your copier or printer is living with,” Greg said. “Not only can you improve copy quality immediately by cleaning the glass, you cna extend the life of the copier itself with a more thorough cleaning,” he said.

Greg recommends a regular cleaning of your copiers and printers as a part of their maintenance routine.  Wiping down external surfaces as well as opening up and vacuuming and cleaning the inside components will help performance, Greg said.

For more information or to schedule a free cleaning, contact Greg or any of the Farmer team at 972-818-4500.

The Office Farmer