How to Avoid Having a Filthy Industrial Fan

Industrial fans can get dirty over time. You might need to clean them so they’re circulating fresh air rather than dirty air.

Accumulation of Debris

Industrial fans can gather things like dirt, dust and even lint on them as time goes by. When you decide to clean your fans (usually during spring cleaning times) it’s important to unplug them so they won’t start up! Furthermore, don’t ever put a fan’s motor in water– you want to keep motors as dry as possible, always. Generally, you want to concentrate on cleaning the blades with a damp cloth, and following instruction manuals carefully.

Keeping Industrial Fans Clean

Now if you have air circulator fans, you can clean them with a vacuum cleaner or a can of compressed air. You don’t need to open an air circulator. You can just use a soft and clean cloth on the exterior, and take a vacuum’s soft brush attachment to the intake grills. A can of compressed air can be used to get rid of dust from inner fan blades.

If you’re dealing with pedestal fans, disassemble the front and back grill casings to access the blades properly. Ideally, remove the blades and casings from the unit and then wash them with soap/detergent and warm water. You can immerse these items in water and scrub them gently. When dry, then reassemble the unit.

For wall-mount or table fans, remove the casings and fan blades and clean them just like you’d clean the aforementioned pedestal fans.

Dry Ice Blasting

Did you know there’s something called dry ice blasting that can be used to clean some industrial fans? It’s a high-pressure hose system using dry ice pellets to clean fans with no secondary waste. You can “google” dry ice blasting for more information about this particular cleaning method.

It’s important to clean industrial fans now and then because you don’t want them to become clogged or dangerous.

If you need help with the industrial fans in your commercial facility, learn how Dynamic Fan can help.