maintenanceImagine running your office without a copier. For most businesses, copiers have become a central piece of equipment for communicating with other departments and creating marketing materials for customers. In fact, without good office equipment, running your office can actually become more of a handicap. Cleaning and maintenance have become critical for customer satisfaction and your reputation because the print quality will be lower.

Maintenance can lower the copier’s operational costs because the internal components do not have to work as hard. Choosing to cut corners around the maintenance of your copier can be one of the worst decisions that you ever made. Paper jams, breakdowns and errors can put a wedge in productivity and lower the overall efficiency. In the long term, a failure to look at maintenance can have a dramatic impact on the overall performance. Maintenance also lowers the number of service calls because the technician can spot a malfunctioning copier before expensive parts start to break. Another overlooked element of copier repairs is the downtime that results. Even for a small business owner, copier downtime can lead to missed deadlines, lower productivity and unhappy customers. You will also have to look at the software maintenance. That will be as important as physical maintenance because you want to ensure that right functioning of the hardware components.