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Lighting in your home has a remarkable role to play in its entire décor. People often focus strictly on functional lighting and miss the chance of enhancing the décor of their home. You should use different types of lights, such as decorative lighting, to illuminate your house. Chandeliers are one of the essential lighting types that can effectively accentuate your home décor. Cleaning lights in your home is an integral part of ensuring its proper functioning and longevity. Cleaning lighting fixtures is not as easy as it may seem, especially when it comes to decorative lights such as chandeliers.
There are a few things you need to be cautious about to make sure you clean your lights effectively. In this article, we share the most important tips to clean lamps such as ceiling chandeliers.
The first and foremost thing that you should know is when is the right time to clean a chandelier. It depends on the type of lighting fixture. For instance, if you own a crystal chandelier, you should clean it once you notice its crystals appear dull. Under normal conditions, the ideal time to clean a chandelier is once or twice a year.
Make sure that you have all the cleaning supplies you need before starting to clean lamps in your home. One of the first things that you will need is a stable step ladder and proper floor cushioning to protect the lights from breaking in case they slip. Besides that, you should wear gloves and choose the right cleaning solution. It's best to seek instructions from the manufacturer on cleaning specific lamps. You don't want to use too light nor too abrasive detergent. Choose lint-free cloths to clean decorative chandeliers and other lights.
As a sign of precaution and to ensure safety, make sure that the lights, such as dining room chandeliers you are cleaning, are switched off. Not just chandeliers, you should always switch off an electric appliance before cleaning them.
There are a few other things you should keep in mind when cleaning lights. We recommend you to move around the chandelier when cleaning it instead of constantly turning it around. You should also avoid using ammonia-based cleaners when cleaning gold or silver finishes.