How to Keep Ceiling Fan Blades Clean

How to Keep Ceiling Fan Blades Clean

Ever turned on your ceiling fan and witnessed it deposit dust bunnies all over the room? If so, you need to learn how to keep ceiling fan blades clean.

Turn your fan off and make sure that the other people in the household know that you’re cleaning so they don’t switch it back on again. Use a set of steps to bring yourself up to height with the fan. Inspect the blades to gauge the level of cleaning required, if it’s more than a simple wipe down of dust you’ll need some more cleaning materials.

Here’s a trick you might not have heard of, before getting to the main cleaning remove the surface dust by slipping a pillowcase over each blade and using it to wipe the dust off. Using a pillowcase prevents that loose level of dust from spreading all over your room and making a mess. Whenever teaching someone how to keep ceiling fan blades clean this is my number one tip.

For regular levels of household dust, you can use a microfiber cloth or a slightly dampened lint-free paper towel to gently wipe down the fan blade surface.

If your fan blades are really dirty, a fan in the kitchen for example that has built up a layer of grease then you’ll need to take things up a notch. Check the manufacturers’ instructions and see if they have a recommended cleaning product or any warnings of products that you shouldn’t use.

Apply an all-purpose cleaner to a cleaning cloth and use it to wipe each fan blade down gently until the build-up of dirt is removed.

Want a tip on how to keep ceiling fan blades clean naturally? Use regular household white vinegar in place of the all-purpose cleaner. Vinegar cuts through grime and is totally natural and safe.