Most of us have ceiling fans in our homes or offices. Yet, because they are above our heads, they often go unnoticed and therefore neglected in their care. Showcase Lighting is a lighting showroom in Laredo, Texas. Below, our experts will share with you some great tips for ceiling fan care. Stop by our lighting store, or shop online today!
Ceiling Fan Care Guide
Dust Your Ceiling Fan Regularly
Dust can slow down your ceiling fan, making it inefficient. Plus, it can damage the moving parts of your ceiling fan. To clean, use a dust cloth or spray and simply wipe down. Do this on a regular basis, at least once a week, for optimal efficiency.
Wash the Lighting Fixture
Your lighting fixture can collect dust, dirt, grime, and even dead bugs. It's best to clean the lighting fixture once a month or so, or whenever you notice it's dirty. Be sure your fan is off, and then remove the lighting fixture. Use soapy water to clean, dry, and then replace.
Tighten All Screws and Bolts
Because your ceiling fan is moving on a regular basis, the nuts and bolts can become loose. This can cause your ceiling fan to wobble and make unpleasant noises. Every few months, take a screwdriver and tighten up the screws and bolts to keep your fan in tip-top condition.
Lubricate Your Ceiling Fan
Because your ceiling fan has a motor, it will need to be lubricated about once a year in order to keep the motor running smoothly and to prevent undue wear and tear. Some ceiling fans have a hole just for adding oil that is usually near the top of the motor housing near the downrod, making this step easy.