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How to Clean Room Fans

Step 1

Turn the ceiling fan off. If your fan is hardwired into the electricity -- meaning you have an on/off switch like a light -- place a piece of tape on the switch to keep the kids from turning it on during the cleaning process.

Step 2

Open the compartment that surrounds the motor of the ceiling fan. Use a bottle of canned air to remove dust, dirt and other debris around the motor. Close the compartment.

Step 3

Wipe the tops and bottoms of the fan blades with a feather duster.

Step 4

Unscrew the light bulbs with a cloth. Remove the globes.

Step 5

Fill a sink with warm, soapy water. Submerge the globes into the water and allow them to soak.

Step 6

Saturate a cloth with an all-purpose cleaner. Wipe both the backs and fronts of the fan blades with the cloth. Reapply the all-purpose cleaner to the cloth when needed.

Step 7

Wipe the inside and outside of the globes with a clean cloth. Rinse thoroughly to remove the soapy residue. Towel dry and reattach the globes and light bulbs.

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