Troubled by persistent allergy? Clean the ceiling fans using these tricks

The dust particles and the cobweb fly around the house when the ceiling fans are dusted. Photo: Edwin Tan/

Keeping the house clean and tidy is indeed an arduous job. Even if you manage to keep the interiors spotless, there may be a few tricky spots that are difficult to clean. One such area is the ceiling fan which is fixed at a height that is beyond our hand’s reach.

If not cleaned at timely intervals, the fan would not only look dirty but would cause health issues like allergies too. However, ceiling fans could be cleaned effortlessly using a few items that are easily available in the house.

The dust particles and the cobweb fly around the house when the ceiling fans are dusted. You could use a pillow case or long covers to clean the blades of the fans. The pillowcase or the cover should be long enough to cover the blades properly. Slide the pillowcase over the blade, press your fingers on it, and pull it along the blade to trap the dust inside. If cleaned like this, the dust wouldn’t fly around the house or fall on the floor.

Vinegar and baking soda

Usually, long brooms or brushes are used to remove the cobwebs on the ceiling fans. However, a mixture of vinegar and baking soda could make your fans spotless. But, this could be used only on the fans that are easily removable.

Take baking soda and vinegar in 1:2 proportion. Pour this solution on the blades and leave it on. Use a brush to scrub the dirt and cobwebs off. Wipe the blades using a dry cloth before fixing the fan on the ceiling.

Vinegar and dishwashing liquid

Mix vinegar and water in the same proportion in a spray bottle. Into it add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Shake the bottle to mix them well. First dust the blades using a regular duster; then spray this solution on the blades. After some time, wipe using a dry cloth. The fan would look as clean as a brand-new one.

Vinegar and water

You could make an effective cleaning solution, even without dishwashing liquid or baking soda, by mixing just vinegar and water. As mentioned, take vinegar and water in equal amounts in a spray bottle. Spray this solution on the blades of the ceiling fan. After some time, wipe using a clean and dry cloth. 

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