We have ceiling fans in almost every room of our home. They are a great way to reduce your electric bill and keep rooms cool in the summer.
I think ceiling fans are often forgotten during our regular cleaning routine. They are above our heads, and “out of sight, out of mind,” usually means- forget to clean.
Add clean the ceiling fan to your monthly cleaning list to keep it dust free throughout the year.
Remember, if you are cleaning a very dirty fan, you might want to wear glasses/ goggles to keep from blinding yourself from the dust particles.
Ceiling Fan Duster
I’ve never owned a ceiling fan duster, but if I had really high ceilings I would invest in one with an extension rod. They make cleaning fans really easy and decrease the risk of injury since you aren’t perched on a chair holding a vacuum.
Ceiling fan dusters cost about $12, and are a good investment if you have a house full of fans and don’t like standing on chairs or ladders to clean.
If I remember to clean my fans regularly, a damp rag quickly removes the dust and dirt. Just wipe the blades on both sides with the rag to remove the dust.
If your fan hasn’t been cleaning in a long time, a vacuum is usually the most efficient way to clean it. I have a handheld vacuum with extension tools that I use to remove the large pieces of dust and dirt. Then I wipe away the remaining dirt with a damp rag.
Ceiling Fan Spring Cleaning
While the fan blades collect the most dirt and dust, once or twice a year wipe down the fixture and remove and clean the globe if the fan has a light. Depending on the type of light fixture you can either wipe it out with a cloth, scrub in the sink, or even put in the dishwasher.
How often do you clean your ceiling fan?
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