A stand dryer is probably the most important piece of equipment in your salon, without which your business simply couldn’t operate.  Some dryers are multi-tasking with attachments to blast excess water from the coat, whilst others are designed purely for finishing, to fluff or stretch dry and lock Wind_Guruin a specific breed style. Choosing between them can be a dilemma, with so many different brands and models to consider.  However, here are a few tips to help you choose the type of dryer that’s right for you.

All multi-task dryers require routine servicing to replace wearable motor parts.  The frequency of servicing will depend on the number (and size) of dogs your salon caters for.  However, if you’re grooming more than 5 dogs a day, an annual service may prove necessary to keep your dryer performing well.  The cost of parts and labour will vary according to manufacturer, so always ask questions and consider the on-going cost to your business.

On the flip-side, a finishing dryer is designed for continuous use and is made using durable heavy-duty component parts.  These types of dryers do not require regular servicing and are very easy to maintain.  They are a great choice for expanding businesses and, although not as versatile as a multi-task dryer, will last for years with careful ownership.

In conclusion, multi-task dryers are ideal for new business start-ups on a restricted budget. If you can afford to invest in separate finishing and force air dryers, these will provide long terms benefits to your business but will cost more.  In very simple terms, you get what you pay for.  So the key is to decide what’s essential and appropriate for your immediate business needs.