Cleaning the Inside and Sanitizing the Outside of Your Check Scanner
One of the most common check scanner problems that Benchmark’s Help Desk encounters is a dysfunctional check scanner due to a lack of proper cleaning on the inside. Cleaning the inside of your check scanner is a very simple process that will keep your check scanner at top functionality and is one way to prevent needing to send your unit in for repair. Fully functioning check scanners help improve overall operational productivity and can save you valuable time.
Sanitizing the outside of the check scanner helps protect the device in ways that only cleaning the inside could not accomplish. A single check scanner can often be shared amongst tellers and are workplace community devices. This puts check scanners at greater risk and therefore in need of sanitizing. Digital Check provided this article detailing cleaning procedures for sanitizing the outside of your check scanner. Ensuring that your check scanner is sanitized on the outside keeps your workplace risk-free.
Prepare Check Scanner for Sanitizing
To properly sanitize your device, there are a few steps that must be done before the sanitizing begins. First, make sure your check scanner is not in use or has checks in the pockets, and then turn the check scanner off. Make sure that when you are preparing to clean the outside that you use appropriate disinfectants. Bleach is not an acceptable disinfectant, but alcohol wipes are an acceptable disinfectant. Remember when approaching the device to sanitize to not spray a disinfectant directly on the machine but rather spray the disinfectant on to a cloth or paper towel. This avoids liquid damaging the inside of the check scanner.
Sanitizing Check Scanner
When you have turned off your check scanner, found an appropriate disinfectant wipe or spray, and have sprayed it on to a cloth, you are ready to start sanitizing. Start wiping down the outside plastic coverings with the cloth. Make sure your cloth is damp and not dripping when sanitizing to prevent from damaging any parts of the check scanner. Be careful when pressing down while sanitizing. Pressing too hard could harm the scanner or pockets. Think about what part or buttons on the check scanner are frequently touched and make sure to sanitize those areas properly. Please do not try to wipe down any USB or wires connecting the device electronically.
These quick tips provided above will help you sanitize any check scanner in use. Habitual cleaning and sanitizing your check scanner is a great way to ensure that your check scanner is at optimal functionality and your workplace remains healthy.