How to Clean a Ceiling Fan

A dirty dusty ceiling fan can cause allergies and symptoms. Thankfully there are multiple ways to clean a ceiling fan. Others are only good if it’s used with another cleaning solution. Most if not all cleaning solutions can be purchased at a local store or super market.

All Purpose Cleaner Sprays

All purpose cleaners are a great way to clean ceiling fans. For shorter people who cant really reach the ceiling fan with a stretched hand. All you have to do is get about 6 inches away from the ceiling fan and spray. This kills odors and viruses that may be leaving on your ceiling fan. The down part about just using an all purpose cleaner spray by itself, is that it doesn’t eliminate loose dirt and dust that are on the fan. This will cause for the air to be unhealthy when you cut your fan on.

Long-Handled Feather Dusters

Long-handled feather dusters are another effective way to clean ceiling fans. If used properly it gets all the loose dirt and dust that are on the fan. Even thou it doesn’t kill bacteria that may be living on the fan, it makes a healthier house due to the absence of the dirt and dust. Long-handled feather dusters are very useful for any house cleaner, short, tall, male, and/or female. Its long handle makes it easy for hard to reach places.

Paper Towels

Using paper towels can be useful when you’re running out of other supplies. Paper towels do about the same as feather dusters do. It cleans off the dust and dirt but it doesn’t eliminate harmful bacteria that are living on it. Paper towels with the right liquid cleaner can be extremely effective.

In conclusion all of these methods for cleaning ceiling fans combined are the best way for cleaning fans. Each method has its own unique purpose, but combined it can clean, wipe, and disinfect. Research proves that a clean ceiling fan improves the health of everyone living in the house. This reason may be hard to believe but think about it, when was the last time you actually cleaned your ceiling fan thoroughly. You’re probably thinking weeks or even months ago. Now think if you didn’t clean your bath tub for weeks or even months. It would be filled with very harmful bacteria. This is the same for ceilings fan. They have to be cleaned thoroughly or when you cut the fan off, all those bacteria, dust and dirt go floating everyone.

Betsy Cline

Betsy Cline has been a professional house cleaner for 15 years and also a mother of 4 amazing kids (who make lots of messes). She is the founder of How to Clean It and loves to share tips and advice for cleaning up anything life throws at you.

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