How to Clean a Pedestal Fan

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It is very important to clean your pedestal fan in order to keep dust to a minimum. While your fan is blowing out air, it is also blowing dust particles throughout the room. Dust gathers on the grill of your fan and on the blades as well, cleaning this will assist in lowering the number of allergens going around the room. Let’s have a look at how to safely and effectively clean your pedestal fan.

Safety is always first: unplug the fan from the power socket and wind up the cord together so it is not in your way. This will only take seconds to do and will avoid any hassle or injuries. If you don’t take the plug out and push a button whilst the grill is off, you could severely injure yourself as well as add more cleaning time if dust is blown out into the room.

Strip the fan: remove the front grill. Whilst holding the grill, flip the tabs on the edges which hold it in place. Removing the front grill should not be a challenging task. Most fans have screws in order to hold the grill together, if you have this type of fan, you will need to simply unscrew them. Eliminate the blades by unscrewing the cap in the middle of the blades that secure them. You might need to unscrew the blades too, or they will slide off. Lastly, you need to unscrew the back of the grill from the pedestal.

Vacuum the dust: you may want to consider using a vacuum cleaning to remove large build-ups of dust on your fan. Occasionally, there will be a large amount of dust that has collected, and will cut time in half to remove it with a vacuum rather than wiping it away.

Run a fan bath: fill a bath with soapy water. The water needs to be deep enough for the blades and grill to be underwater. This will assist you to soak all fan parts, providing an effective cleaning process. You are able to use dish washing liquid to clean your fan. Use a clean cloth to wipe or scrub any dirt and dust from the parts. Make sure to rinse and dry the parts of the fan properly before reassembling the fan, ensuring there is no moisture that makes its way into the motor of the fan.

 

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