How To Clean Your Exhaust Fan | Anyclean

updated: 03/11/2023

Remember the times when our parents used to absolutely detest cleaning the exhaust fan? However, cleaning an exhaust fan these days is no big deal, as the number of ways and techniques as well as products that can be used to clean an exhaust fan has increased by number. The thick coat of dust particles that accumulates on your exhaust fan is a bit tough to remove but not at all impossible. Well keeping ourselves apart from the debate of how tough it is to clean exhaust fans, let’s just go through the knowledge of a simple process on how to clean your exhaust fan.

The list of things that you would need to clean your exhaust fan is a couple of soft rags, liquid dish soap, paper towels, window cleaning solution, old toothbrushes, vacuum cleaners, crevice tool vacuum attachments. The very first step that you need to follow by going through the cleaning spree is to turn off the power of the fan from that of the fuse box. After that you can proceed to remove the cover and then soak the whole thing in warm water in which you have added a substantial amount of dishwashing liquid. It is at this time that you can take an old toothbrush and then scrub and clean the parts which would have been impossible for you to reach otherwise. Make sure that you scrub these parts a bit too hard as they are the most stubborn places where dirt seems to accumulate. Then unplug the whole of the unit of the fan and pull it out. Following that, set the whole thing out on some cardboard or an old newspaper.

After the cleaning process is over wipe the whole fan unit, with towels which are completely dry. When the entire dust gets cleared away you might need to spray some window or door cleaner on it and then slowly wipe it off with the soft rag. The window cleaner is the best possible product to clean the blades of the fan and you can get rid off the stubborn stains very easily with it. After that you need to vacuum out the whole of the enclosure with the help of a crevice tool and then slowly clean it with a dry cloth. Gradually then put the unit back together and put on its cover to prevent any further accumulation of dust particles.

While cleaning an exhaust fan you keep certain things in mind, which are extremely vital in the process. The units of some fans cannot be removed. If you are going through the same problem then you might have to follow another step and that is simply soaking the filters in warm water and then cleaning it off. You must never make use of any abrasive scouring powders while cleaning your exhaust fan. You must also keep in mind not to spray any kind of liquid whether it is home cleaner or plain water directly into the electric parts. Make sure that you follow all these tips well and you will see your exhaust fan in a brand new condition, in little to no time.

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Nick Vassilev

Nick blogs about cleaning. He is a cleaning expert with more than 25 years of experience. He is also an NCCA-certified carpet cleaner. Founder and CEO of Anyclean.