How to clean a fan from dust: simple ways

Alina MilsentLife
How to clean a fan

A fan is a real lifesaver in the summer heat, but without regular cleaning, it can even become dangerous. In fact, we will inhale dust and dirt that has accumulated on the blades. This can cause allergies or respiratory problems.

The Ideal Home magazine told us how to clean a fan properly. All you need is a screwdriver, a microfiber cloth, and a soft brush.

How to clean the fan

Safety first: unplug the tool. Make sure that the wires are not pulled in and keep the plug away from cleaning liquid or water.

Carefully disassemble the fan. Even if you're not part of the not-so-numerous club of people who read instructions before tinkering with anything, we still recommend reading them just in case. Please note that disassembling the fan may also affect the warranty.

Place the fan face down on a flat surface and carefully remove the screws to gain access to the blades.

The blades collect the most dust, so start with them first. You can use a cloth or, if there is too much dirt, a vacuum cleaner with a special attachment. Be careful not to damage the blades. Avoid splashing any cleaning agents directly onto the fan and wipe it well after cleaning. Additionally, wipe the grille with a microfiber cloth. Once all parts are clean and dry, you can start reassembling the fan.

How to clean a fan from dust: simple ways

How to clean the fan without opening it

You can clean the fan without opening it with a compressed air canister. Simply place the nozzle between the mesh front of the fan and blow away the dust. It only takes a few seconds.

Alternatively, use a cold hair dryer or vacuum cleaner with a nozzle. Next, take a microfiber cloth and wipe the outside of the fan.

An effective life hack

If you can't get to the fan blades and don't want to start disassembling the device, experts advise trying a cleaning spray.

"Mix a mixture of white vinegar, a few drops of essential oil, and a spoonful of baking soda in a bottle. Shake the bottle and spray the solution on the fan grill. Then cover with a plastic bag and turn on the fan for a few minutes. The bag will collect any dirt that is blown away. This guarantees hassle-free cleaning," suggested Nick Small,  AO's appliance expert.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told which household appliances heat the air in the room and why it is better to turn them off in hot weather.

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