How to Clean Enthermics' Warming Cabinets

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The Enthermics ivNow® 

Enthermics takes special care to ensure our warming devices are convenient to use and easy to clean. All ivNow devices require regular cleaning for operating efficiency. The steps to sanitize each one are straightforward, and should be followed closely.

  1. First, turn the unit off and disconnect it from the power source
  2. Next, wipe down all the control surfaces, both metal and plastic with a cloth dampened with either:
    • Isopropyl alcohol
    • 10 percent bleach solution
  3. Wipe all surfaces a second time with a clean cloth dampened with warm water
  4. Dry all surfaces with a clean, lint-free cloth.

Remember; always follow your state or local health regulations for cleaning and sanitizing medical equipment.

The following steps are annual maintenance guidelines for facilities to follow:

  • Checking the cord and plug to ensure they are undamaged.
  • Examining the wall mounting hardware – make sure that all screws and the assembly are secure.
  • Assessing the condition of the control panel overlay looking for signs of wear or damage including pressing each button to see that they work when pushed, as well.
  • Testing the unit by turning it on and off paying particular attention to the LEDs – confirm that all lights flash on for one second at startup.

Along with checking the warming device for damage, double check to see if the correct operating manual is in place and easily accessible and ensure that users are appropriately trained.

Please review our ivNow Operation & Care manual, while cleaning your device.

The Enthermics Fluid and Blanket Warming Cabinets

Regardless of what model you have, the cleaning steps are the same with a few exceptions. All units will need regularly scheduled, monthly, and yearly cleanings.

Monthly cleaning 

  1. Disconnect the warmer from the power source and allow it to cool.
  2. Start by wiping the outside of the unit with a stainless steel cleaner (for Titan Series cabinets)
    • Use a mild soap and water solution for the DC units
  3. Next, vacuum any lint or debris from the: 
    • Fan openings
    • Fan switch
    • Vent openings
  4. Use a damp cloth to wipe out the interior of the cabinet 
  5. Dry both the interior and the exterior with a clean, lint-free cloth. Leave the door open to allow the inside to air dry throughly, as well. 
  6. Use a glass cleaner or distilled vinegar to clean both sides of the windowpane.

Annual cleaning

Each cabinet will need extra cleaning once a year to ensure proper functioning.

  1. Always make sure the unit is cool and unplugged before cleaning. 
  2. Take out the interior assembly from inside the warmer cabinet. 
  3. Clean the assembly and the unit enclosure with a damp cloth. 
  4. Dry inside the cabinet with a clean, lint-free cloth and leave the door open until thoroughly dry. 
  5. Clean the window inside and out with a glass cleaner or distilled vinegar.
  6. Reinstall the assembly once the interior is dry.

Cleaning of these warmers is not difficult, but it is essential to their efficient functioning and safe use. Properly cleaning can also extend the life of the unit.

Spring has sprung so as you make plans to unclutter that garage or clean off shelves at home, think about what cleaning projects are appropriate for work, too.

Reminder: Follow these guidelines in the Operation & Care manual of your corresponding warming device.

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