Your ceiling fans help you stay nice and cool when it is warm in the house, and oftentimes, depending on how often you clean it, it can build up dust which can be blown around the room when you turn it on. You can keep dust from building up on the blades of your ceiling fan by giving it a nice, deep cleaning every now and again before turning it on. Keeping it clean can also help keep it operating smoothly for years to come.
If you’ve never put much thought into giving your ceiling fan a good cleaning, consider following a few easy steps that anyone can do, making your fan nice and clean once more.
How to Clean Your Ceiling Fans
Cleaning your own fan is deceptively easy. Just do the following steps.
Make sure the fan isn’t moving
Obviously, it would be hard to clean your fan if the blades are spinning. Make sure it is off prior to beginning.
Find a way to reach the blades
You can use an extendable pole duster for fan blades without needing a stool, or you can use a stepstool and a cloth if you don’t have a pole duster handy.
Go over once with damp cloth, once with dry
Use a moist cloth on the fan’s blades first, and then follow it up with a wipe-down using a dry cloth for a deeper clean.
Consider a weekly cleaning
To keep your ceiling fan as clean as possible, consider going through this process on your fans at least once a week.
If you want to make sure your ceiling fan will continue working smoothly for years to come, making sure you give it a nice cleaning every now and then is one of the best ways you can contribute to that longevity.