Cleaning Tips That Will Help You Get Spotless Light Fixtures

To be honest, I don’t think anyone can say they pay much attention to their light fixtures or that they clean them regularly. But did you know that dirty light bulbs waste energy? Not to mention that dirty light fixtures can’t possibly look good. But cleaning them is not exactly a pleasant activity, although knowing how to properly do this certainly helps a lot.

How to clean the light bulbs

First of all, you need to remove the light bulbs from your light fixture. Turn off the electricity before doing anything else and wait for the light bulbs to cool off. Then take them down and clean them with a dry cloth. If necessary, use a damp cloth but make sure not to get the metal parts wet. Also, don’t spray cleaning solutions directly onto the light bulb and keep in mind that sudden changes of temperature can break glass so don’t mix hot bulbs and cold water.

How to clean chandeliers

You should dust your chandeliers weekly but, every once in a while, they also need a thorough wash. If the chandelier is not huge, take it down gently and put it on top of a towel on a t able. If it’s too big for that, hire someone to take it down or use a step ladder to clean it while it hangs.

If it has a ton of tiny hanging crystals, it’s best to take a picture before you remove them. Clean them with a soft, water-dampened cloth and, if needed, use a crystal-cleaning solution. You can also make your own solution mixing mild dish soap, ¼ cup white vinegar and 3 cups of water. Make sure the cleaner doesn’t touch any metal accents.

How to clean ceiling fixtures

Ceiling fixtures can get really dirty but they’re pretty easy to clean. Carefully take the fixture cover down and immerse it in the sink full of soapy water. You should put a towel in the sink so the fixture doesn’t get damaged.

How to clean pendant lights

These are usually easy to reach and you can clean them in place. First, turn off the light and let the bulbs cool. Spray the outside of the pendant with a cleaning solution and then wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Then clean the bulbs and also wipe the extension rods and cables with a dry cloth.

How to clean ceiling fans

You should dust the blades weekly and, every once in a while, clean the bulbs and the blades with a microfiber cloth. You can also use a cleaning solution or soapy water if things get serious.{found on onegoodthingbyjillee}.

How to clean wrought iron fixtures

You should use a soft cloth to clean wrought iron fixtures but soapy water is good too. In case you use soap and water, make sure to wipe off any residue when finishes.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on May 19th, 2011

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