Cleaning your floor fans

Clean your floor fans

Floor fans are as common as ceiling fans. It can be said floor fans are mainly used by those who don\’t have a ceiling fan. If you want your floor fans to operate properly, it is important to clean the blades regularly as they tend to collect dusts over time. Dirty floor fans would bring problems to people who have allergies towards dusts.

Floor fans basically help people to stay cool and keep fresh the whole time they are on. Floor fans are mostly used in rooms where ceiling fans are not available, and if it\’s a small room then it\’s more logic to have a floor fan than to stay hot at all times. These types of electric fans are ideal to keep air moving at floor level.

Cleaning your floor fan will ensure a longer life span to it and prevent dust build up in your home. Here are the steps that you can follow on how to do so.

You will need:

  1. Philips screwdriver
  2. Bucket
  3. Mild dish soap
  4. Towel
  5. Wrench
  6. Water
  7. Rags


  1. First, remove the plug of your floor fan from the electrical outlet for safety. Then, remove the front grill from the back grill by using a Phillips screwdriver. Depending on what type of floor fans, you don\’t have to use screwdriver as some fans will not have securing screws in the front and the back grills. You can simply pop off the clips that hold the front grill to the back grill by using your finger. Lift it up on the front grill to remove it from the base.
  2. Next, unscrew the blade cap by turning it clockwise, and then pulling it off. You will see that the blade cap is placed right in the center of the fan blade. Slide off the fan blade from the back grill carefully. Use your fingers or a wrench to remove the back grill not from the back grill depending on how tight the nut is secured into place. Slide the back grill off from the base of the fan.
  3. To make the cleaning solution, fill warm water in a bucket. Put a few drops of mild dish soap or special fan blades cleaner that you can purchase at the home improvement store. Mix the water and soap with your hands. Take a clean rag and then dip it into the soapy water for awhile before taking it out. Wring the rag to remove excess cleaning solutions. To clean the floor fans, wipe down each part of the fan that you have disassembled. While cleaning the fan parts, make sure to rinse and to wring out the rag often.
  4. Then, let the fan parts to dry on a towel or news papers. Wiping the parts with dry clean rag helps the drying process faster. It is important to make sure every part of the floor fan is dry before reassembling.
  5. Finally, assemble the floor fans back together by using the reserve order of the disassembling instructions.

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