Many people face problems with cleaning chandeliers on high ceilings. The chandeliers are always on top, and they are difficult to reach near them and clean. To clean a chandelier, you need to be extremely careful and must do it properly so that they won’t get damaged or broken. There is no doubt that chandeliers can make your home look great and luxurious with a little effort, but they won’t do the same if you don’t maintain it properly or clean it. Dust and dirt can reduce the brightness, so it has to be cleaned from time to time.
If you don’t
clean it regularly, then you will see its shine is fading away, and it will
look dull or not as bright as it used to be. So here are some step-to-step
guides to clean the chandelier to give it a great look.
But safety first
Before jumping into the cleaning part, you need to take all the safety precautions first. Double height chandeliers are always hard to clean, so you need to use a good ladder for leaning. Place the ladder in such a way that there won’t be any risk of falling. Cover your face with a mask because exposing it to dust is not a good idea, and don’t forget to cover your eyes with glass as well.
How to clean?
To start the cleaning process, collect your supplies at once. Keeping things together would help you to do the cleaning job properly and peacefully. After collecting all the necessary items and taking security measures, it is time to clean the chandelier. So here are the steps:
People often keep the chandeliers on while cleaning, but you shouldn’t repeat this mistake, so before you start, make sure to turn it off, and it will help you work safely and reduce the electric shock risk.
Remove the bulb from the chandelier and then clean it properly. And notice the attachment of the bulbs so that you won’t face the trouble of attaching them after the cleaning.
Use a duster to
remove the dust in the chandelier frame. If there is any dirty spot, then
carefully clean it.
Types of chandeliers and how to clean them?
Glass and ceramic chandeliers
These are the easiest to clean, and here only you have to wipe them with a damp cloth. If there are still stains, then wash them out with a little detergent.
If you have crystal chandeliers, then clean them with compressed air. We all know how fragile crystals are, so cleaning has to be done carefully. If the duster is hard, then there is a chance that the crystal may break.
Metal and antique chandeliers
These types are often difficult to clean, and you need to handle them with care. Don’t rub them harshly or use harsh cleaning agents. It will remove the polish from the surface so buy a cleaner that is suitable for metal.
These types are very different from the ones available in the market, and the cleaning process depends on the style of wood and its finishing.