While living in a home entirely free from dust is impossible, maintaining clean ceiling fans help reduce the amount of dust and allergens blowing around the house.
Understandably, the summer heat drives people to find ways to stay cool without running their energy bills by turning on their air conditioning. But the recent articles stating why sleeping with a fan might be dangerous have some people worried.
And while the dangers don’t tread into the death’s territory, a dusty ceiling fan can make an allergy-prone person’s life extremely tough.
Keep reading to learn why you should keep your ceiling fan clean and how often you clean them.
Reasons to Maintain Clean Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are notorious for collecting dust. If you think about the amount of dust that accumulates on surfaces like dressers and tables, it makes you wonder how much and how quickly dust can collect on fans.
The difference is that you see the dust on tables that you’re likely to clean right away, whereas most people tend to have an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality regarding a dusty ceiling fan.
That means that in as little as one week, dust mites and other allergens build up on the blades, which get distributed when the fan’s turned on.
And if you forget to dust your fan, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even professional cleaning services occasionally forget to clean ceiling fans.
It’s advantageous to clean your ceiling and stand-alone fans regularly if you find that your room is constantly dusty, regardless of your daily cleaning rituals.
Ceiling Fan Cleaning Schedule
The rule of thumb is to wipe down your fans as soon as you see dust starting to gather. To make life easier, you can schedule a few minutes once a week to clean your fans.
The easiest method to have a dust free ceiling fan is to insert the blades into a clean pillowcase. That way, you won’t have the dust falling onto your carpet, bed, or other surfaces!
After cleaning, it’s important to remember to shake the pillowcase outside before washing it in warm water.
But climbing a ladder with a pillowcase may not be everyone’s cup of tea. In that case, using an extended ceiling fan duster with a flexible head is a great option. But be aware that this method might lead to an allergy-causing dust shower.
If you don’t have an extra pillowcase on hand, you can always take a clean, wet rag to wipe down the blades. To be thorough, you can use an all-purpose cleaner to clean off the grease that makes the dust stick to the fan every three months.
Using a Service
If you’re worried about the allergy attack you’ll get from dusting or don’t have the time to ensure your home is clean and dust-free, a cleaning service might be worth a call.
A home should be a place you can relax and not have to worry about maintaining clean ceiling fans. Get in touch with our professional cleaning specialists to schedule your ongoing, on-time cleaning service.