The ornate chandeliers hanged in a small room or a large hall can enhance the ambiance of a house. The decorative hanging light is subject to lose its elegance and shine due to several factors, such as due to dust and grime from airborne particles that accumulates on its crystals. To retain the allure of large chandeliers, one would have to wet clean it once in a while.
The regularity of having to clean a chandelier may depend on its type, hanging place, and crystal’s shape. It is often the arrival of an event, which may prompt you to do it. In fact, most house cleaners hesitate cleaning the light fixture until a point comes when it is an absolute must to retain its appeal.
How to Clean a Chandelier
There are two ways to clean the hanging light fixture on vaulted ceilings at home and they pertain to if one would want to opt for a dry clean or a wet clean procedure. In case, you have a chandelier hanged in a hard-to-reach area, it is best to wet clean the ornate fixture as mentioned below.
Firstly, you have to switch off power supply at the circuit board in order to avoid an electric shock while cleaning the chandelier. It is best done once its bulbs cool off subsequently, but before that, place a rug on the floor to catch falling water drips from the light fixture. Furthermore, place a washable blanket under the chandelier to avoid its crystals from falling down and consequentially breaking, just in case.
Once you have taken all precautions, cover the chandelier’s bulbs with plastic bags, and fasten them with rubber bands. Fill ammonia in a spray bottle alongside distilled water to clean the crystal bulbs or use a cleaner solution made specifically for that. After getting rid of the accumulated dirt and dust from the chandelier, leave it for a while for the solution to drip off. Wipe down each of the crystal bulbs on the light fixture using a dampened cloth and dry it with a different cloth to clean the chandelier thoroughly.
After that, it is best to let the light fixture to dry up for a day or so prior to turning it on again. If you feel that cleaning the chandelier on your own is a daunting task, you can always hire a professional house cleaning service provider for help.