How to clean light fixtures?

The most ignored part of the house is the cleaning of the light fixtures. We usually think that they don’t really require any cleaning, but that is untrue. With time the dust and dirt does settle on the light fixtures and dim the light in the room. So we should plan to clean the fixtures as well. House Cleaning West Seattle has some tips on cleaning the light fixtures. 

  1. Cleaning light bulbs 

When house cleaning, if you take the time to clean the accessories, you can also clean the bulbs. They only add a few minutes to the activity and all you need is a dry microfiber cloth.

  1. Unscrew the bulb.

  2. Clean the dust from the bulb with a damp microfiber cloth. A dry cloth will not work here because the heat from the bulbs can cook dust on the surface.

  3. Replace the bulb.

2. Cleaning chandeliers 

When house cleaning, as you can probably imagine, cleaning a chandelier can be a time-consuming operation, so it's good that you only need to do it once or twice a year.

During house cleaning, for dedicated DIY fans, there are two ways to clean these lamps: with glasses on or without crystals.Well, this depends on whether you prefer to spend a lot of time standing on a ladder or if you prefer to reassemble your lamp.

Supplies required

  • Gloves

  • A spray bottle

  • Several microfiber cloths

  • Distilled white vinegar

  • Water

  • A ladder or step stool

Process of cleaning

  • When house cleaning just turn off the lamp and wait for all the bulbs to cool completely.

  • Place a folded blanket on the floor under your chandelier or pendant lamp. This will provide a cushion in case a part falls off. You will also need to place a towel on a nearby surface to have a place to place the crystals of lamps, balloons and any other hardware you have removed.

  • Ask your cleaning partner to stabilize the ladder so you can easily reach your lamp. 

  • When house cleaning carefully remove the crystals from your chandelier. Work from top to bottom so you can keep them tidy and pass them on to your cleaning partner. You will use a similar process for pendant lighting, but you need to be especially careful not to misplace screws or other hardware.

  • When house cleaning remove excess dust by cleaning the glass with a dry microfiber cloth. With the chandelier crystals, we advise you to work in the order you put your pieces on the blanket. 

  • Combine one part of vinegar with three parts of water in a spray bottle.

  • Put on your gloves and spray a clean microfiber cloth with your solution. Use this to clean the crystals. Gloves help prevent stains.

  • Use a dry microfiber cloth to remove the remaining solution and polish the strips. The crystals and hardware must be absolutely dry before replacing them back.

If you want more house cleaning tips get in touch with your local House Cleaning West Seattle experts or book an appointment with House Cleaning West Seattle now.