If you do own one, you will know how beautiful this home ornamentation truly is. It is also one gigantic pain in the b**t to clean. And if you don’t have one, but aspire to the crystal-dusted light illuminating your home at some point, you’ll find these tips useful!
Nowadays, chandeliers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be made from authentic crystal or glass—their price eye-wateringly expensive or more towards the budget end of the market. No matter, grime or grease build-up will spoil the look of your beautiful light, or damage it.
Maid Service Rockville says, ‘We don’t want that! No, no, no!’
Your crystal chandelier will need cleaning every six to nine months. If flies don’t hover underneath as soon as it is switched on, clean it NOW. (Flies like the light. If the thing is too dirty, they aren’t attracted… Swings and roundabouts, hmm?)
Switch off your power supply before you start. Sounds obvious, I know, but I’ve seen some nasty accidents happen to those who don’t. Remove the bulbs too.
Keep a torch or other light at hand. You will probably need it to clean your chandelier properly. Place an old sheet on the ground to stop dust spreading far and wide.
Keep hold of your manufacturer’s instructions. You might need to take the chandelier apart, and all those glittery little pieces can look exactly the same when they are lying on the floor. Want to be able to put them back together? Then you need the instructions! Alternatively, take a photo of your chandelier before you pull it to pieces.
Mount your ladder (which, of course, is a safe one!) and up you go, wearing soft gloves and armed with soft cloths. Use a dilute solution of washing-up liquid or white vinegar. Gently does it when it comes to the chandelier!
Apply small amounts of the cleaning product to the cloth (not the light directly) and off you go. Softly, now! Wipe as thoroughly as you can and then polish with another, dry cloth.
Wipe the bulbs with a dry cloth and then replace them.
There we go—bright light once more, and a fixture in your room everyone can stare at and admire!
Here at Budget Maids, we provide cleaning services in Reston, Maid Service Rockville or cleaning services in Columbia and surrounds, and more. Why not give us a call today and let us clean your crystal chandeliers for you. They will be sparkling in no time.