The SwiftPaws Machine is made to be used outdoors, but cleaning the unit should become part of each use. It will help keep your SwiftPaws machine beautiful and functioning properly during the many years you and your pet(s) will enjoy using it. Here are some suggestions:
- Brush grass & debris from the unit using a soft hand brush, or cloth.
- Blow off grass & sandy debris using: a home leaf blower, small canister vacuum, or hand held hair dryer set to cool.
- Dampen a cleaning cloth, or paper towel with a plain water (or mild, pet-safe detergent) and wipe down the unit to clean external components of the unit.
Avoid submerging or dousing the unit in water. As with all electronic equipment, this would damage/destroy the electronic components.
IMPORTANT: If the unit gets rained on, bring it out of the rain ASAP and immediately dry (with cloth or paper towels). Do not use the unit wet.
The SwiftPaws unit is well built and made for outdoor use and the battery lid is tight fitting to keep water out. If the unit does get rained on, bring it out of the rain and Check the battery compartment. If any rain water is present, remove the battery and dry both the battery pack and compartment, including the inside of the compartment door. Allow it to air dry to ensure that it is completely dry before resuming use of the unit.