Keeping your living room fan clean will not only make your room look beautiful, but will also prevent lung diseases and other breathing problems. Cleaning should be done every few weeks.
By not cleaning your living room fan, the huge amount of dust from the fan will get into your mouth and nose, leading to serious cough problems and other problems.
To prevent its blades from bending and other damage, the fan must be cleaned carefully. You may have to use a ladder to clean the fan if the dust settles on the top of the blades and underneath.
It doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t clean your living room fan without a ladder. Occasionally, the ladder may not be available at that time, so what should you do?
By Using Unger Microfiber Ceiling Fan Duster
If you don’t have a ladder, this is the best way to clean a ceiling fan. The main thing about it is that it is not just a common duster. Dust is attracted and held like a magnet by the microfibers in the carpet.
The patented design is easy to use and prevents discomfort, while cleaning both sides of the blade. Its microfibers don’t seem to contain harsh chemicals that can harm blades and fans.
Duster should be attached to pole and extended to the desired height so that it can reach fan blades easily.
This microfiber duster is also machine washable, so you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty.
Using a spot duster
It is also one of the easiest and most common ways to make your fan dust-free. With the help of a spot duster, which contains thousands of fluffy fibers, you can clean your fan.
Fibers with Dust Locking Adhesive trap dust and reduce allergens.
With a pole extension of almost 27 to 47 inches, the spot duster provides easy access to the fan blades without any discomfort or ladders. Furthermore, the brush fits ceiling fan blades up to 6 inches wide.
Using the spot duster method, you will be able to keep your fan neat, clean, and dust-free, and remain protected against dust-borne diseases.
Using a pillowcase
Utilizing a Pillow case to remove dust from the fan is a traditional method that works very well. However, this method is best suited to lower ceilings.
To remove the fan blade, pick up a pillowcase and rub the open end of the case against the blade.
Don’t put too much pressure on them to prevent damaging the blades.
The best way to achieve perfect results is to spray a soap and water solution on your pillowcase before placing it on the blade.
If you have a high ceiling, you can add a poll to your pillowcase to access the blades of the AFN. You can also drag a table or chair and climb on it to place the pillowcase on the blade.
If you suffer from allergies, you should cover your face with a mask or some cloth to keep dust from entering your mouth.
Using a vacuum cleaner
One of the best ways to remove dust from your ceiling fan without using a ladder is to use a vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner, by detaching and drawing dust toward itself, will adequately and neatly clean your fan.
First, remove your vacuum cleaner’s default attachment. Instead, include a brush.
A brush attachment can be used to remove dust stuck to the fan blades. It is best to use a flat, long attachment with a brush at the front. Even a circular one will work.
In order to attach the brush to the nozzle, you will need to attach the brush to the brush rod. Ensure that the nozzle is properly fitted so that it does not fall off while you are cleaning the fan blades.
When the rod is too short to reach the fan blades, you can use a stool or chair. Start at one end of the blade and work your way to the other when cleaning it. Check your original procedure to make sure you didn’t miss any dust.
Using a stool or chair
You can use a stool or chair of moderate height to reach your ceiling fan if you do not have a brush or vacuum cleaner. No matter how, the height of the person is also important to access the fan easily in this method.
Be careful when balancing your stool and chair, and have something close by in case you lose your balance.
When you are positioned near the blades, it is easier to clean the fan blades with a wet rag. You can use dusting gloves to clean the blades yourself at the market.
You don’t have to exert much effort as long as you can climb up. Swipe the blades down in straight swoops only.
If you wear a mask, dust should not enter your nose or mouth. If you have goggles, wear them as well. Turn off the lights on your ceiling fan. Avoid applying wet solutions near light holders or wiring to prevent electrical issues later.
The Cloth Wipe Method
If your fans are particularly dirty or greasy because they haven’t been cleaned, this is the method for you. You will need an old sheet, a cloth or baby wipes, a step ladder and a mineral spirit (odourless is best).
Like the duster method, we once again recommend a face covering for this method. Place the sheet on the floor beneath the fan. Place the step ladder in a position that will let you easily access the ceiling fan and fan blades.
Check the ceiling fan. If it is just dirty, rather than greasy, then a cloth or baby wipes alone will be enough. Simply wipe down the blades – top and bottom – to remove any dirt or dust.
If your ceiling fan is also greasy, however, you will need to use the mineral spirit or a similar degreaser. Pour a small amount onto your cloth or baby wipe. It should be damp but not soaked. Gently wipe the blades down, top and bottom, to remove the built up grease. Dispose of the cloth or wipes and shake the sheet outside. The sheet can then be washed in warm water or in a washing machine.
How to Clean a Ceiling Fan with a Vacuum Attachment
This final method is perfect for those who don’t have a spare sheet, pillowcase or duster available. You will need a stepladder and your vacuum cleaner with the extended attachment attached. Place the step ladder safely under the ceiling fan then turn your vacuum cleaner on. Climb the ladder and use the vacuum to carefully pick up the dust from the fan blades.
You should run the attachment along the blade in straight lines to avoiding making a mess. Repeat this process for each blade until all are clean. You can then use the vacuum cleaner to tidy up any dust or dirt that has fallen to the floor.
Ensuring your ceiling fan is clean year round is important to ensuring your home is a nice and clean environment. It will also help prolong the life of your ceiling fan and prevent common ceiling fan issues, like wobbling.
HOW TO CLEAN A CEILING FAN REMOTE
Your ceiling fan remote can also accumulate dirt and grime through everyday use. Knowing how to clean a ceiling fan remote will help prevent the spread of germs. Use the steps below to clean your fan remote:
- Dampen a cotton round with rubbing alcohol (be careful not to drench the round)
- Gently wipe the remote with the cotton round, paying extra attention to the buttons
- Use the cotton swabs to dislodge any grime embedded around the buttons
- Allow the fan remote to air dry
This cleaning technique also works well for TV, DVD, and video game remotes. Keeping your ceiling fan and fan remote clean ensures the their performance and longevity. It also ensures your health and comfort.
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