Tips for Sanitising Your Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are a great thing to have during the hot summer months. At Solent, we love how, even when the days are getting cooler, having a fan helps to circulate the air indoors so that it feels less stuffy (especially when you are stuck inside all day).

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How to Effectively Sanitise Your Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans tend to be those things we have in our house that never seem to be clean, but they should. Solent are sharing fan sanitising tips so that you can give your fan a proper clean during the coronavirus lockdown period. Keep reading the blog for 3 quick tips on how you can effectively clean your ceiling fan.

1. Know Why You Need to Clean Your Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are not on eye level, therefore it is extremely easy to overlook them when you clean the rest of the room. However, failing to clean your ceiling fan can have a major effect on your health. Dust gathers on the blades and, when the fan is on, is spun around the room resulting in you and your family breathing in polluted particles. If you have family members with allergies, cleaning your fan regularly will help them tremendously.

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2. Prep Before You Start

Most ceiling fans can only be effectively reached with a ladder. Ensure that your ladder is secure before climbing up. Try taking two or three items up with you, to prevent yourself from climbing up and down. You will need a few rags or clothes, your choice of cleaning product (or white vinegar) and some covers to protect the furniture below.

3. Do More than One Cleaning Rounds

Start by using a rag to collect the dust on the blade, before spraying on your chosen cleaning product and wiping it again. We recommend doing this more than once to ensure that you have got all the dust particles off the blade.

Contact Solent for All Your Ceiling Fan Needs

If you do this regularly, your family and lungs will thank you for it. It is important to consciously remind yourself to clean the fan; just because it isn’t on eye level doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get dirty. Contact us today for all your ceiling fan needs; from repairs to new products, we do it all.

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