How to clean ceiling fans

Cleaning your ceiling fans regularly can help them run more smoothly. Before cleaning, shut off your fan. Grab a sturdy ladder or step stool to stand on. Then you can clean the blades of your fan by using an old pillowcase and inserting it over the fan blades. Pull the pillowcase away to remove any dust and debris without it getting all over everything below your fan. Empty the pillowcase outdoors by turning it inside out and shaking it.

After that, you can wash the pillowcase in the laundry. If your blades have a lot of buildup, you might wish to wipe them down with a mild cleaner and cloth. If your fan has any glass globes, carefully remove them and wash them in warm, soapy water. Dry them thoroughly and then return them to the ceiling fan. Then use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the lightbulbs. Remove dust and dirt from your pull chain and motor with a cloth. Spray small amounts of compressed air to get rid of remaining dust in the motor housing.