Cleaning Your Lighting Fixtures
From gold pendants to crystal chandeliers, there are many different types of fixtures, and no one way to clean them all. Cleaning your light fixtures in your home may seem like a daunting task! For that reason, Modern Chandeliers has gathered a few tips for each type, as well as what techniques and products to use on specific materials.
This may seem like the most difficult type of light fixture to clean, but these tips can make cleaning chandelier light fixtures a simpler task.
Turn it off: Before beginning, make sure the fixture is turned off.
Take it down, if possible: If you’re able to easily remove the chandelier from its hanging position, and lower it on the table or other surfaces below, doing so will make your life infinitely easier.
Remove hanging crystals: On a traditional chandelier there may be hanging teardrop crystals; for a deep clean, it’s best to remove these and clean them by hand, with gloves and a lint-free cloth. Take note of how they were affixed to your chandelier before you remove them, to make reassembly a much easier task.
Rotate yourself, not the chandelier: For round fixtures be sure to move around the chandelier as you wipe its surfaces with a lint-free cloth. Rotating the chandelier is dangerous and could damage the fixture, rod or base.
The tips for cleaning chandelier light fixtures also apply for ceiling pendant lights. But there are other things to consider:
Goodbye, grease: If your pendant lights are hanging in the kitchen, they may be clouded with grease from your culinary endeavors. Use a tiny bit of dishwashing soap and warm water on a lint-free microfiber cloth to wipe away greasy film.
Spray and wipe: For easily reachable pendants, spray with a gentle cleaning solution and wipe it with a lint-free cloth.
Don’t forget rods, cords, and cables: You can wipe these clean with a dry cloth, extendable duster, or for braided cords, ropes or cables, try canned air.
Follow the same tips as above to clean your ceiling flush-mount lights, in addition to this piece of advice:
Dust the drum: For drum or bowl-shaped flush-mount lights, be sure to remove the drum in order to thoroughly dust both the inside and outside. Built-up dust that’s close to a hot lightbulb (especially a halogen bulb) can cause odors and may even become a fire hazard.
Cleaning your lighting fixtures has never seemed so easy!
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