✂️ Keeping your precious scissors safe✂️
I hope you are all well and keeping safe?
With the ever growing concern of the COVID-19 virus, so many dog groomers are having to make the difficult decision of closing their salons for the foreseeable future. With salons being closed and the equipment not being used, there is a risk of your blades, clippers and certainly your dog grooming scissors, seizing and possible rusting.
This risk can be reduced however, by cleaning your equipment appropriately and ensuring that each item is stored away safely and avoids damp and dusty conditions.
To prevent your dog grooming scissors from seizing or rusting, you must ensure that all your scissors, old and new, are cleaned, dried and oiled.
This is important as it prevents any growth of bacteria and will remove all environmental debris. If this debris remains, it can cause damage to the dog grooming scissors, causing the blades to either become blunt or rust. The tension screw can also stiffen and stop rotating if any dog hair, dust or water enters the tension screw system. There is also now new scientific evidence to suggest that the COVID-19 virus can remain on any metallic surfaces for up to 9 days. Cleaning your scissors appropriately, can help prevent the spread of this virus.
To store your clean dog grooming scissors, firstly please ensure that each scissor is closed and keep them in an area where it is dry, out of the sunlight (when we have sunshine) and somewhere safe. I would also advise to cover the scissors with either a dry towel or sheet. This will keep any stray dog hairs, dust and moisture, away from your precious scissors.
I hope you find this information helpful? I am here if you have any queries, so please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sending you all my love and please stay safe.