How to clean the fan from dust: easy ways
The fan is a real lifesaver in the summer heat, but without regular cleaning it can even become dangerous. In fact, we will breathe in dust and dirt accumulated on the blades. This can cause allergies or breathing problems.
Ideal Home tells you how to properly clean your fan. You'll need a screwdriver, a microfiber cloth and a soft brush.
How to clean a fan
Safety first - unplug the ventilator. Also make sure that the wires are not pulled in during operation and keep the plug away from cleaning fluid or water.
Carefully disassemble the ventilator. Even if you're not a member of the not-so-large manual club before you unscrew anything, you're still advised to read it just in case. Please note that disassembling the fan can also affect the warranty.
Place the fan face down on a flat surface and carefully unscrew the screws to gain access to the blades.
More dust settles on the blades, so start there. You can use a rag or, if there is too much dirt, a vacuum cleaner with a special nozzle. Be careful not to damage the blades. Avoid spraying any detergent directly on the fan and wipe it well after washing. Additionally, wipe down the grill with a microfiber cloth. Once all parts are clean and dry, you can reassemble the fan.
How to clean the fan without opening it
You can clean the fan without opening it by using a can of compressed air. Simply place the nozzle between the mesh front of the fan and blow off the dust. It only takes a few seconds.
Alternatively, a cold hair dryer or a vacuum cleaner with a nozzle will work. Next, take a microfiber cloth and wipe the outside of the fan.
An effective tip
If you can't get to the fan blades and don't want to start taking the appliance apart, experts suggest trying a cleaning spray.
"Stir a mixture of white vinegar, a few drops of essential oil and a spoonful of baking soda into a bottle. Shake the bottle and spray the solution onto the fan grills. Then cover it with a plastic bag and turn on the fan for a few minutes. The bag will pick up all the dirt that blows off," suggested Nick Small, small appliances expert, AO.com.
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