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A Simple Guide to keep your Industrial Fans clean
  • Jul , 2020
  • Alfa Fans
  • BLOG

Every fan works hard to keep its surroundings fresh and cool. It can either run in conjunction with air cooling systems or continue to circulate cold air after the air conditioning is turned off. It creates fresh air and circulates it so as to prevent hot air from building up indoors. And thus it can gather the dust, lint, and general dirt that builds up in any industry over time. All this means that your industrial fan needs regular maintenance and a routine spring cleaning, no matter the season. Take the time to periodically clean your fan so that it maintains its optimal performance and keeps your industries well ventilated and cool for seasons to come.

Safety Comes First:
Remember to always use caution when it is time to clean an industrial fan. Before cleaning, always unplug the fan. Never dip or submerse your fan motor in water. Never let water, or any damp cleaning cloth come in contact with the motor at all. If you’re unsure which part is the actual motor, focus solely on cleaning the blades and keeping all damp materials away from the fan itself. Each fan type has different cleaning instructions. Follow the instructions given in the user manual carefully.

Cleaning Air Circulator Fans:
Air Circulator fans are a sleek and stylish addition to any industrial space. By design, it’s also one of the easiest and most convenient fans to keep clean. Thanks to its state-of-the-art design, all cleaning can be done with a vacuum cleaner or a can of compressed air. Unlike other fans that require removing blades and disassembling fan casing, an air circulator should not be opened at all. (It’s unsafe to do so, and may damage the fan.) Every two to three weeks, simply use a soft cloth to clean the exterior and use a soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner to clean the air circulator’s intake grills to remove lint and dirt, or use a can of compressed air to blow off dust from inner fan blades. That’s it! Your industry’s air circulator is ready to be plugged back in and get back to keeping your industry breezy

Cleaning Pedestal Fan:
To clean your pedestal fan, you’ll need to use a little elbow grease. Pedestal fans require disassembling the front and back grill casings of the fan in order to access the blades. To remove the grill casings, reverse the assembly instructions found in the product user manual. (Keep this manual handy, since you’ll need to reassemble after the fan blades are clean.) Remove the blades from the fan before cleaning. After removing the grill casings and the blades, both can be washed with mild soap or detergent and warm water. The blades and casings can either be immersed in water or use a cloth to gently scrub them down. A soft, damp cloth can also be used on the other parts of the unplugged fan, like the base, but keep all liquid away from the motor. Wait until all parts are completely dry before reassembling. No part of the fan (even the stand or blades) should be damp in any way. Once dry, your fan is ready to be plugged back in and used.

Cleaning Table Fans and Wall-Mount Fans:
Much like pedestal fans, classic table fans and wall-mount fans with blades and grill casings can be removed for a thorough cleaning. Table fans which are designed more like miniature tower fans, are exempt from these particular cleaning instructions. Wall-mount fans fall under the air circulator category (see the air circulator cleaning section below for details). If your table fan or wall-mount fan has front and back grill casings that can be removed, do so after unplugging the fan. Reverse the assembly instructions found in your user manual to remove the casings and fan blades. Once removed, blades and casings can be immersed in water and mild detergent, or wiped clean with a soft, damp cloth. Always avoid the motor when using water to clean. Make sure all parts are 100% dry before reassembling and use.


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