This is 2nd blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. Check out blog 1 here.
Last week we talked about seating and positioning care and maintenance specifically looking at cleaning and disinfecting wheelchair cushions. This week we’re talking a look at the cleaning and disinfecting manual and power wheelchairs.
Cleaning a Manual Wheelchair
Like with cushions, manual wheelchairs first need to be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent, rinsed thoroughly with clean water, wiped dry with a clean cloth, and left to air dry. Be sure to use a soft cloth avoiding an abrasive or rough texture which could damage or scratch the frame.