How to Deep Clean a Ceiling Fan From Fail to Fantastic
Today I picked up three ceiling fans from a Facebook group post. Who doesn’t love free, right? But sometimes free comes with a lot of dirt. That was certainly the case with these babies.
Whenever you are going to clean something, it’s always best to start with the simplest method. I used a spray bottle of soap and water with a paper towel to wipe off the fan blades. This did not work, not even with scrubbing. A lot of smearing and balling up of the gunk occurred. Time for plan B.
Since the gunk had an almost greasy texture to it, I busted out the baking soda. I sprinkled it on the fan blades, lightly sprayed soap and water on it, then I let it sit for a couple of minutes. Using a hard bristled brush, I swirled the mixture around the fan blade. Last I used a wet paper towel to wipe off the gunk. It came right off leaving the fan looking like new.
The next time you find yourself facing a caked-on ceiling fan, grab the baking soda, soap and water, a good brush, and some paper towels. You'll have the fan cleaned in less than five minutes.
What cleaning challenges do you have? Leave me a comment below and my next blog post could be directed to you!