Cleaning a ceiling fan is a job most people would like to avoid, especially if the fan is located higher than a comfortable height to be reached with a stepstool. It is especially difficult for someone unable to climb a ladder if a ceiling fan is high up. Blades and the housing need to be cleaned, and if there are lights with the fan, these need to be cleaned as well. Here are some ideas to help you tackle the job of cleaning a ceiling fan: (always be sure the fan and any lights are turned off)
- Reasonably high ceiling fans: these fans can be dusted regularly with a fan duster sprayed with a chemical that collects dust. Most hardware stores carry these dusters, which essentially are a small, elongated cloth mop with a long pole handle. If you can’t find the special fan duster, you can make one using a soft cloth wrapped tightly around a broom. You can also use the extension tool for your vacuum to carefully reach up and vacuum the dust. Remember to dust both the top and bottom of each fan blade. Especially in the warm months when ceiling fans run day and night, you will frequently need to wipe the blades and housing and any lights with a damp, soft cloth. You will likely need to use a stepstool to safely reach the fan. If possible, have another person standing by in case you get dizzy and feel you might fall. Have the other person help you climb up and down the stepstool or short ladder. The second person can also hand you clean, damp cloths as the one you are using gets dirty.
- Very high ceiling fans: these fans will not be safe to clean by someone untrained in how to safely use a very high ladder. If someone in your family knows the proper way to climb a tall ladder and you own such a ladder, you can assist that person by standing by and handing any cleaning materials up to them. In homes where there is no one available to clean high ceiling fans, it is important to hire a trained professional cleaning service that has the proper height ladder. A professional cleaning service will have trained their workers in the proper and safe way to clean a high ceiling fan. The cleaning company will have insurance on their workers, so in case of an accident, you will not be paying the medical bills.
If you are in need of professional help in cleaning your ceiling fans and live in Ocala, Florida, or surrounding areas, including Orlando, The Villages, and Gainesville, Cassie’s Meticulous Touch is available to help. Cassie has successfully been in the professional cleaning business for over 20 years, so knows the best and safest way to clean high ceiling fans. You can call her office at (352) 216-9513 with any questions and to receive a free estimate. To learn more about Cassie’s Meticulous Touch and her many professional cleaning services for both residential and commercial buildings, visit her website at cleaningservicesocalafl.com