You Can Try These Practical Tips To Clean The Ceiling Fan

You Can Try These Practical Tips To Clean The Ceiling Fan

If you have a classic-style house and use a ceiling fan, the main problem that arises is the dust that sticks to the fan blades.

Because of its hard-to-reach location, the ceiling fan becomes a piece of furniture that is rarely cleaned and it accumulates dust. 

As a result, the fan rotation becomes sluggish and it eventually breaks down. The fan becomes a wreck and you have to replace it with a new one. Not only that, but the dust will also cause health problems such as respiratory allergies.
This can be dangerous for the health of your family and yourself. That's why it's necessary to clean the ceiling fan from time to time to ensure the health of your family members.

However, due to its hard-to-reach location, most people tend to procrastinate the task, they wait until the fan becomes very dirty or when they have the mood to do so.
Some other people might also wait until they save enough budget to hire a cleaning service worker to clean the ceiling fan for them. 

Unfortunately, the longer you wait the bigger the risk becomes. The fan might break down soon, or your family might catch a respiratory disease before you clean it.
That's why as a wise homeowner, you must not be lazy to do it and clean your ceiling fan from time to time diligently. 

Fortunately, we are going to share with you some tips to clean your ceiling fan effectively and easily. Whether it's the portable or the flush mount fan, you can clean your fan easily with the tips from us. If you haven't heard about the flush mount one, we suggest you read the definition of flush mount fan

Well, cleaning the ceiling fan does take extra effort. Therefore, to make ceiling fan cleaning activities more effective and efficient, you can try some tips summarized from us, such as:

1. Before starting to clean, you must move all furniture such as sofas, benches, tables, table lamps, and all wall decorations around the fan. If the fan is in the bedroom, the bed should be covered with plastic so that dust and splashes of water do not hit the sheets or bed cover.

2. Next, make sure that the fan does not rotate and is not connected by electricity. Do not let the activity of cleaning the fan end in misfortune due to electric shock or being struck by rotating fan blades.

3. Remove all easily removable parts, especially the decorative lights. Remove the lamp glass and light bulb.

4. Prepare a wet towel or microfiber cloth, as well as a dry towel.

5. You can use a wet cloth so the dust that is wiped does not fly in all directions, but sticks to the cloth. Meanwhile, the clean and dry cloth was useful for drying.

If you have a vacuum cleaner, it can also be used to vacuum hard-to-reach areas.

6. There are other options besides using a wet cloth directly, you can use any type of sprayer, which cannot damage the wood or the material of the fan blades. By spraying, the dust will stick to each other and become heavier, so that when you wipe it doesn't fly.

7. If you have time, the blades of your fan must be cleaned every 7 days. It's easier if you use a cleaning tool with long legs that can get to the hardest parts of the fan.

Note to you, try not to press the propeller too hard, because this will damage the shape of the propeller, or even break it.

8. Avoid using abrasive and harsh cleaners, i.e. abrasive cleaners. Examples are alcohol, bathroom cleaners, and so on. These abrasive cleaners can damage the color and scratch the fan.

9. In addition to abrasives, avoid toxic chemicals that can harm your health. There is a possibility that these toxic materials will still stick after the cleaning process and interfere with the health of the people in the room. The safest choice of ingredients is soapy water.

10. After everything is done, spray the antistatic liquid. This liquid serves to prevent dust from sticking again. You can buy it at hardware stores or make your own.

To make your own, it's easy. You only need a combination of water and fabric softener with a ratio of 4:1. For example, if you want to make 250ml of antistatic liquid, you can mix 50ml of fabric softener with 200ml of water.

It's time to clean the lights on the fan

When finished cleaning the fan blades and fan body. It's time to move on to the fan decorative lights.

1. You can clean the lamp glass that has been removed by washing it with soapy water. You can use dish soap.

2. Clean the light bulb from dust by wiping it with a damp cloth. Be careful when doing this because some light bulbs have thin glass and break easily.

3. Take time to check the gasket (the rubber layer that is installed between the lamp holder and the lamp glass so that the lamp glass is not directly exposed to the hard lamp holder). If it is torn or damaged, you can replace it or reinforce it with rubber tape.

4. Wait for all parts to dry completely. After that, in order, install the light bulb and the lamp glass. Make sure the lamp glass is securely attached so that it does not vibrate when the fan is running.

Well, that's it! It's not that complicated, right? If you feel like it, we recommend you clean your ceiling fan soon to prevent any problems to occur, whether it's the mechanical problem with the fan or the health problem that might occur due to dust. We hope these tips can be useful for you. Just don't be lazy, build up your mood first, and try these tips to clean your ceiling fan effectively and easily. We wish your family to stay healthy and we also hope that your ceiling fan can be used for a long time. However, if it starts to break down, we suggest you buy a new ceiling fan soon.

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