Wheelchair Cleaning and Maintenance Tips
Always be on the lookout for excess grease. Clean it right away before it stains the chair. Protect the seat and upholstery from food grease and oils with a durable, waterproof cover. Use a pick or sharp tool to clean the caster bearing or wheel axle from dirt, hair, crud, and any other debris that could interfere with wheel movement.
It’s recommended that you wash the upholstery at least once a month, regardless of whether there are any stains on it or not. Do NOT wash the wheelchair with a hose, as doing so could cause some metal parts to rust. When doing any cleaning work on the chair, have it parked over folded towels to protect the floor or porch from drips.