Ceiling fans accumulate a lot of dust over the days and all that dust falls back and circulates in the air you breathe.
It is therefore very important to clean these fans regularly, to make sure you do not breathe all the dust that is harmful to your health.
Here are 6 tips for cleaning and maintaining ceiling fans:
1) Pledge and pillowcase for dusting:
A pillowcase is much more practical for dusting a fan blade than a cloth, because it will remove all the dust, and the dust will be inside the pillowcase. The Pledge, will act like a wax on the fan blades and dust will not adhere to the blades immediately ...
2) If the blades are bent:
If you notice that the blades of your fan are bent, try to give them back their original shape, slowly and carefully to avoid breaking them. If you can't, you need to change the blades.
3) If your fan is too noisy:
After a while, your fan could make a strange noise when you turn it on, tighten up all of the screws around the motor.
4) Oil your fan once a year:
First, you need to find the oil hole. Use a dry cotton swab or a dry pipe cleaner to test the current level of the oil, then pour 28 to 56 ml (1-2 ounces) of oil into the hole. Run the fan on its lowest setting for a few minutes to make sure the squeak is gone before increasing the speed.
5) It is also necessary to clean the dust in the motor:
We do not think to clean the parts that we do not see on our fans. But these parts are dirty too. In the case of motor housing, all you have to do is spray the motor housing with compressed air to get rid of the dust that's built up in there. A great tip.
6) How to clean the greasy fan blades:
If the fan blades are greasy because this fan is in a kitchen for example, cover the floor with a cardboard or tarpaulin, and begin by wiping the blades with baby wipes. Rub all blades with rags and a degreaser until they are spotless.