Most of us love music of one sort or another. That music requires instruments to be played. Just like any other industry, the tools of the industry, in this case those instruments, need to be cleaned. As we can do with any industry, tanks and cleaning solutions can be customized to ensure musical instruments are clean and performing at their peak.
Why Do Instruments Need to be Cleaned?
Have you ever seen an instrument that has never been cleaned? The grime that builds up from the sweat and just being exposed? I know my friends that play instruments meticulously clean their equipment after every session, and for good reason.
First, it is just basic good hygiene, especially if instruments are being shared. Secondly, a clean instrument will perform better, especially when talking about the brass section. Third, but no less important, you will increase the instrument’s longevity by ensuring it is properly cleaned and maintained at all times.
Benefits of Ultrasonic Cleaners on Instruments
Those of you that have instruments already know this is not an inexpensive investment. In some cases, you spend thousands of dollars on the instrument, so you want to make sure that you care for it properly. Some of the benefits of using ultrasonic cleaners are:
- Safe and effective cleaning
- Detailed cleaning of intricate instruments
- The ability to clean smaller items without damaging them
- You will not have to handle harsh chemicals
- Those same harsh chemicals do not need to be used to clean your delicate instrument
- Cleaning takes much less time and effort on your part
How to Clean Instruments in Ultrasonic Cleaners
Our machines clean a bit differently from what you may consider a standard washer. In “standard” cleaners, there are usually jet sprays that wet the item, then the detergent is added. The washers use the jets to distribute the cleaner. Yes, these cleaners are effective for some tasks, but in cases where you have tiny enclosures and a lot of cracks and crevices, which instruments are loaded with, it may not get into every surface.
Ultrasonic cleaners create tiny cavitation bubbles with the water and cleaning agent. These bubbles get into every crack and crevice of the instrument. When they burst, the cleaning agent and water go to work. The exact process is used to rinse the instrument to ensure all the dirt, debris, and cleaning agents are removed. What you get back is an immaculately cleaned instrument in just a few minutes rather than spending hours cleaning the instrument by hand. If you own a shop, you can just imagine how much more effective this is than cleaning the instrument by hand.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can clean your instruments with an ultrasonic cleaner, give us a call at 888-989-5560 and talk to one of our experts. Our team will work with you to find the ideal tank (or custom build one) for your specific cleaning tasks. We will also work with you to dial in the ideal cleaning time, temperature, and cleaning agent to ensure your ultrasonic cleaner performs at peak level. Give us a call today!