Mission 14: Ceilings/fans/ceiling light fixtures
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Heather Bob
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,312
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    25

    Default Mission 14: Ceilings/fans/ceiling light fixtures

    Our next mission is getting all our ceilings and fixtures cleaned. ~~Ceilings, fans, ceiling light fixtures

    Here are some tips on ceiling fans:


    This is just what it sounds like. Ceiling fans are wonderful aids in heating and cooling as well as being attractive, but they do need a little attention twice a year. Every fall and spring you should:


    Turn the fan off, usually by pulling a chain -- the upper one if there are two -- until the blades stop turning

    Check for an oil hole on top of the motor -- if there is one, add 5 - 6 drops of light machine oil

    Clean the motor housing -- dusty, isn't it!

    Clean each blade and blade iron -- use a little Murphy's Oil Soap® if necessary, never a detergent

    Dry each piece with a soft cloth as you go

    Set the fan to blow UP for the heating season and DOWN for the cooling season -- push a switch up or down, or reverse the angle of the blades (older Hunter® models).

  2. #2
    Registered User Michelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Mass.
    Posts
    21,255
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    69
    Rep Power
    56

    Default

    Done LOL

  3. #3
    Heather Bob
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    7,312
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    What does everyone use to clean their ceilings?

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Registered User SewCrafty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Age
    60
    Posts
    15,917
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    35

    Default

    I have a few of these to do.

    Heather, on the textured ceilings, I vacuum them, the smooth ones get washed down.

  6. #5
    Registered User paelthom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    4,379
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Got to do these and do one more set of dresser drawers tonight.

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,360
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I reach up with my ostrich down duster, and give the ceiling, corners and fan blades a swish.

    If you don't flick up as you finish a swipe, the dust stays trapped. Crack the handle of your duster on your ankle to release the dust near the floor where it can be vacuumed up.

    I do use a Hepa filter vacuum, it doens't spread the dust back into the air, but even if you don't have a Hepa vacuuming the dust is still better than nothing at all.

    I use my down duster to clean my metal venetian blinds -- just straight swipes, no flicking up. Turn blinds to both sides and they are done.

    Light fixtures and hanging chains, same thing.

    Then I use it to swipe the tops of the doors, door frames and the one set of pinch pleated cloth drapes I have in the house.

    Oh and speaking of the drapes, I like to hang them by their hooks out on my clothes line on windy spring and fall days without rain.

    Blows the dust off quite nicely.

    Avoid pollen season.

    Winter's storms work well too, shake the snow off before bringing inside.

    No dust, no dust mites when they freeze their little tushies off.

  8. #7
    Registered User paelthom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    4,379
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Finally am finished with this one. Had some mighty dusty ceiling fans though. Now they are nice and clean.

Similar Threads

  1. Which way for my ceiling fans?
    By baxjul in forum Home Environment
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-15-2010, 08:22 AM
  2. ceiling fans.
    By freebs in forum DIY
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-08-2010, 05:19 PM
  3. reversing ceiling fans?
    By toile in forum Frugal Living
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-04-2008, 10:57 AM
  4. Which way should the ceiling fans rotate?
    By emily_hope in forum Utilities
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-15-2007, 11:45 AM
  5. question about ceiling fans
    By my2kidsmomathome in forum Utilities
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-20-2006, 11:15 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •