Ceiling fans are a lifesaver in the warm summer months, however, cleaning them tends to turn into a bit of a chore. At Solent, we believe that cleaning your ceiling fan regularly is vital as when not in use, dust collects on the fan blades and is then circulated around the room when the fan is turned back on; this can have various repercussions on one’s health.
5 Tips for Cleaning Your Ceiling Fan
As experts on all-things ceiling fans, Solent have the best ceiling fan cleaning tips to ensure you clean your fan as efficiently and effectively as possible. The days of dreading cleaning your ceiling fans are long gone! Keep reading the blog as we share 5 tips on how to clean your ceiling fan the easy way.
Tip #1: Use a Pillowcase
Whilst standing on a chair, slip a pillowcase over the blade. By doing this, you are able to wipe away the dust that has collected on the top, bottom and sides of the fan, yet the dust remains inside the pillowcase. Ensure you are on a height that allows you to press gently when wiping or you may damage the blades. Repeat with every blade and, before you know it, you will have a sparkling new one with a minimal surrounding mess. When you are finished, simply take the dust-filled pillowcase outside, carefully turn it inside out and shake the collected dust out. Once all the dust clumps have been removed, throw the pillowcase in the washing machine- it’s as simple as that.
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Tip #2: Good Old-Fashioned Soap & Water
If you choose to use this cleaning method you need to be a little more careful, as you don’t want dirty water pooled underneath all your ceiling fans by the time you are done. Fill a bucket with water and soap and place it next to your chair. You will also need a cloth or rag. Carefully use the cloth to wipe down each blade, collecting the dust into it. You will need to do this twice; once with the soapy water and a second time to remove the soap from the first round- a little more work than tip #1, but still super easy.
Tip #3: Varnish Regularly
Whether you have a timeless wooden fan or stylish stainless steel, you need to varnish your fan to keep it shining. It is important to use a varnish that is compatible with your fan- you would not use wood varnish on metal. Grab a buff/rag/cloth, hop on a chair or step ladder and get shining. It takes a while to get the perfection shine, you may need to rest your arms occasionally, but a sparkling new-looking fan is so worth it.
Tip #4: Clean the Stubborn Dirt
That hard-to-reach dirt spot is such a pain to reach, however, it is important not to leave it. Dirt that is stuck on the fan or lodged in small crevices is easy to reach using baby wipes. Use a baby wipe to rub any stubborn dirt pieces before they interfere with the mechanics of the fan and cause more trouble than necessary. Baby wipes are great for giving your fan a quick wipe down every few weeks to prevent a large dust and dirt build-up in the future.
Tip #5: Don’t Forget the Body
This happens so often in homes- the body of the fan is forgotten. Most homeowners focus all their attention on cleaning the blades and forget all about the body of the fan. The body also collects a substantial amount of dirt and grime, which can result in the dust constantly being swept up by the fan blades and around the room. To prevent the spreading of germs in your home, don’t forget to regularly wipe down the fan control, pullies or switch.
Call Solent Today for All Your Ceiling Fan Needs
If during your cleanse, you notice that your fan is getting extremely old or is giving you problems, it might be time to get a new one. If you are in the market for a new fan, look no further than Solent Ceiling Fans. Contact us with any questions or queries you may have or browse our fans online.
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