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Grooming Equipment Maintenance

Below are some helpful resources to maintain your grooming equipment and prepare for your return back to the salon!

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Dryer Maintenance:

How to replace the brushes on your HV dryer:

This link provides step-by-step instructions, along with helpful slides and a video with instructions, straight from a top manufacturer of HV dryers.

How to Change Dryer Motor Brushes


Clipper Maintenance:

Replacing your Blade drive:

1. Unscrew the screws on either side of the blade drive

2. Remove old blade drive

3. Blow out hair and debris

4. Insert new blade drive

5. Replace screws

See Attached Wahl Clipper Care for additional clipper maintenance tips.


Shear Maintenance

Shear maintenance Video from Transgroom, also discusses proper scissor tension and storage.

Chris Christensen Shear Maintenance Video also discusses how to hold different types of shears.


Maintenance on Bathing Systems

Cosmos Bathing Systems has a detailed video on cleaning and replacing parts on a bathing system

Cosmos Bathing Systems: Cleaning Tank & Parts


Cleaning & Disinfecting Using Vinegar

Vinegar is an effective, natural cleaning & disinfecting agent in a pet environment for certain items. It is important to NEVER MIX VINEGAR WITH ANY OTHER CLEANING CHEMICALS SUCH AS BLEACH OR AMMONIA. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in your shampoo mixing bottles and leave overnight to clean them and leave them free of bacteria.

Equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle is also an effective, safe cleaner for muzzles and restraints.

While vinegar has some disinfecting properties, it may not be the very best if other options exist. Please refer to your equipment manufacturer’s recommendations. Here is a helpful resource explaining some other options: Vinegar Resources


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