There are many aspects to running a successful business. From hiring the right employees to ensuring that your work environment is up-to-par, each piece of the puzzle needs to fit. Another piece that many don’t consider is office equipment. Office equipment is just as essential to running a business as the employees and work environment. Office equipment may seem like an expensive investment, but it’s also a critical component of daily operations. It’s important to ensure that the upkeep of your equipment stays consistent. Here are some of the best maintenance practice!

Keep It Clean

Cleaning your equipment is just as important as keeping your workplace environment clean. Dust is a common culprit for ruining machines. Be sure to wipe them down or use a can of compressed air for a thorough cleaning. If there’s glass on the equipment, be sure to spray cleaner on the cloth and not directly on the machine.

Take Care of Paper Jams

Paper jams leave bits of paper that stay stuck in the machine. These bits of paper can cause drastic problem over time. Always take care of the areas that were affected by a paper jam as soon as possible.


The area where you place your machines plays a vital role in keeping them maintained. Try to keep them away from extreme temperatures. Keep them away from heaters and A/C units. Any extreme temperature, be it hot or cold, can damage your machines from overheating or a complete failure.

Preventive Maintenance

Although performing your own maintenance is a viable practice, nothing is better than qualified, professional maintenance from a qualified provider. Preventive maintenance will ensure that along with your other maintenance practices, your machines will continue to operate at peak performance for a much longer time.

Implementing these maintenance practices will help you get the most out of your office equipment. If you’d like to learn more or request maintenance services, contact Hart Office Solutions today.