Have you noticed that it’s been a while since your ceiling fans have been cleaned? Do you feel like it’s getting more and more difficult to breathe when your fans are on? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about cleaning ceiling fans. 

Doing so can help you ensure that your house is spick and span. How often should you clean your ceiling fans? Why is it so important to clean your ceiling fans frequently?

See below for an in-depth guide on the importance of cleaning your ceiling fans and how you can do it as a professional would.

Why is Cleaning Ceiling Fans So Important?

We’ve all seen it; the image of a made or professional cleaner getting out a ladder, climbing to the top, and dusting off the top of the ceiling fans. Why do they go to such extensive lengths to clean these things? 

As it turns out, it’s crucial to you and your family’s health. First, a dusty ceiling fan will affect the air quality inside your house. 

Like any other surface in your house, the blades of your fan can start to accumulate dust and dirt whenever they aren’t in use. Those pathogens compile on the top of the blades. Once the fan is turned on, the dust gets spread around the entire room.

This will quickly contaminate your air and cause you, your family, and your pets to breathe in harmful airborne pathogens like:

A dirty ceiling fan can also boost the inefficiency of your home. When dirt and dust have time to settle in your fan, it will complicate operations and cause the motor to work twice as hard. The harder your motor works, the more energy it uses. The more energy it uses, the higher your energy bill will be. 

How to Clean Ceiling Fans Effectively

To make sure you avoid any complications, you want to make sure you clean the ceiling fans properly. Here are a few steps to help you do it efficiently.

1. Gather Your Equipment

Don’t worry, ladies and gentlemen, this is not an elaborate process. That said, there are a few proactive steps you’ll want to take so that you aren’t simply pushing the dust elsewhere.

Start by laying down a thin drop cloth on the floor directly underneath the fan. Make sure any furniture or bedding below it is covered by an additional cloth. 

Position your ladder to the side of the fan—not directly below—so that any excess dust simply falls onto your cloth, not you or some other object in the room.

2. Dust the Blades

Now that you’ve prepared the surface around you, it’s time to start wiping that dust away! We believe that the best dusters are the u-shaped ones since they can wipe both sides of the blade at the same time.

Make sure to do a back and forth motion. This will help you gather all the dust you can to prevent it from flying all over the place the next time the fan gets turned on.

Invest in a duster that has a long handle, that way it’s easier to reach all the blades and around the motor without having to reposition your ladder.

3. Wipe the Blade

Now that each blade is void of any dust (or close to it), you’ll want to give each one a once over with a sponge. A mild solution of water and dish soap will do the trick, but you can invest in a ceiling fan cleaner if you prefer.

Make sure that you dip the sponge into the solution, then apply it to the blade. Don’t spray the blade, as it could affect the motor’s performance.

Wipe down both the top and bottom of each blade, then let it air dry before you go to use it again. Make sure to do this once a month (more frequently if possible).

Why You Should Hire Professional Cleaning Services

We know what you’re thinking: “I’m busy enough as is. With my professional and personal life, it’s going to be hard to find time to clean my house efficiently.”

Fortunately, you can lessen this burden by hiring a professional cleaning service to get things moving in the right direction. We have a professional checklist we use for every home, ensuring that all tasks are finished by the time we walk out the door.

Hiring a professional cleaning service can also help those of you that are in the process of buying or selling a home. We perform efficient move-in/out scheduled cleanings to guarantee the space is ready for the next homeowner and/or renter.

Maid services allow you to put your home’s cleaning needs in the hands of experienced and trained professionals. We know how to properly disinfect all surfaces and provide extensive detail (such as cleaning your ceiling fans) to ensure the entire home is in top condition.

Professional cleaning services are a saving grace for those of you with jam-packed itineraries. No more putting off must-do cleaning tasks. No more watching the dust pile up on your ceiling fans, electronics, and furniture. It will all stay shiny and sparkling by the time we’re done with it!

Cleaning Ceiling Fans: Be Efficient When You DIY

Now that you have seen how you can start cleaning ceiling fans like the professionals do, be sure to use all of this information to your advantage.

Take the time to read this article for more information on 9 floor cleaning tips to make your home shine brighter than ever. To get started, please feel free to call us directly at 832-483-5721 and we will be happy to assist you further.