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Sep 04, 2020

How to Clean Ceiling Fans Quickly and Safely

Property owners with ceiling fans can enjoy a more comfortable atmosphere, improved air quality, enhanced lighting and increased energy efficiency. Yet, it is important to keep in mind that maintenance is essential for those who want to gain the most long-term benefits from their investments. Routine cleaning is one of the most affordable and effective ways to keep your ceiling fans in top shape. Still, many people are not exactly sure which techniques to use when tidying up their fan blades or ceiling fan light fixtures. At Mr. Electric, we provide premium residential and commercial electrical services including new ceiling fan installation, repairs and replacements in Katy and Houston, Texas area neighborhoods. Are you feeling stressed out about cleaning your ceiling fans? Here are some tips that can help you achieve the results you are looking for. 

Benefits of Keeping Your Ceiling Fans Clean 

Dirty, dusty fans can immediately create an unkempt environment. Not only can it detract from the beauty of your living space, but it can also create underlying health issues for guests and members of the family, particularly for individuals with respiratory problems or allergies. In addition, grime and debris can cause your fan’s motor to become dysfunctional, which may require professional repairs or premature replacement of the unit. For best results, your ceiling fans should be dusted a few times per month, and deep cleaned quarterly. 


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Simple Tips for Cleaning a Ceiling Fan

Are you looking for some easy to follow tips that can make the cleaning process a breeze? Here are some tricks that can make your ceiling fans sparkle and shine without worry:

  • Put safety first by using a sturdy ladder when cleaning your ceiling fans. It is also important to shut off the electricity at the breaker box to avoid personal injury or hazards, especially if you plan on dismounting the fan or dealing with the light fixture. 
  • Avoid pressing down too hard when cleaning the fan blades, as it could damage the fan or cause the unit to become loose or fall.
  • Use an extendable pole duster between deep cleanings to reduce the amount of dust that builds up over time. 
  • If grease has begun to accumulate on your kitchen’s ceiling fan, use a degreasing cleaner and damp cloth to remove the buildup with less effort.
  • Apply a layer of dust-repellent or anti-static spray onto the surface of the fan with a gentle cloth. You can substitute an unused dryer sheet and achieve similar results. 

Are You in Need of a Ceiling Fan Repair or Replacement? Call Mr. Electric Today 

Did you notice damage, deterioration or electrical issues while cleaning your ceiling fans? Then get help from the certified, licensed and insured electricians at Mr. Electric. Our experienced specialists are always available to provide our local Katy and Houston, Texas area customers with high quality residential and commercial electrical services such as ceiling fan replacements and repairs. Whether you need to swap out lightbulbs or repair faulty wiring, our professionals have the tools and training needed to get the job done right. 


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