Properly Cleaning Your Crystal Chandelier

f you have a lovely home and loves the Crystal Chandeliers and of course care for it, you might want to consider the thought of it being cleaned once in a while for your own pleasure and for the care of the chandelier as well. It is known that crystal chandeliers are really hard to clean especially when it is located high above the ceiling, I am not a big fan of too much maintenance so what I do is I let someone else clean it, not a good idea but sometimes it’s ok. But the real deal is when you can clean your crystal chandelier your own. It creates a certain amount of care and gives you the points in which you can give it a big care so you will know what to keep in mind. So, here are some basic steps to clean your crystal chandelier.

• Alternative Lighting – It is important for you to create an alternative lighting, set up alternative lighting nearby, since you won’t be able to use the chandelier for lighting while you’re cleaning it. It is hard to clean it without light or in a dark surroundings.
• Power Off – Another important thing to remember; turn off the chandelier’s power at the wall switch. Place a piece of tape over the wall switch so that no one can accidentally turn it on while you’re working. Because once someone accidentally turns it off you might get hurt and that is big trouble for sure.
• Light Bulbs Covered – To avoid damaging the bulbs it is pretty important to cover any upward-pointing bulbs with sandwich bags. Secure the bags with rubber bands. You don’t want to damage it or else you will have to replace it.
• Clean Clothing Below – To avoid any other damages for your floor and to gather the dirt or anything that will fall from the chandeliers, it is important to place a drop cloth below the chandelier. You might want to get bigger cloth to maximize the space.
• The Mixing Game – Another important thing to do before you start is mixing the cleaning ingredients, mix a solution of one part isopropyl alcohol or ammonia in three parts distilled water. Or, if you don’t want to mix your own cleaner, buy a special chandelier cleaner from a lighting retailer. Put some solution in a spray bottle. It is important to have the right amount of mix so it can be effective and avoid further damages.
• Careful Spraying – Well to start you need to spray every part of the fixture with the cleanser, avoiding wires and other electrical components. You must avoid the wires so that you can perfectly execute the cleaning, plus you don’t want to have any problems when you turn it on so avoid spraying the wires.
• Cleaning the Crystals – After spraying you need to allow the crystals to drip-dry. If your chandelier is too dirty for this drip-cleaning method, you’ll have to hand-wash each individual crystal with the cleaning solution. It is important to clean them individually so that it will be balanced and good.

So, there you have it the proper way to clean a chandelier after this all you have to do is to wait till its dry maybe give it an overnight to dry in. It is important that it will be completely dried up so that you won’t have any more problems and you will have a nice clean crystal chandelier at the end of the day.
Jron Magcale
http://www.goldenageusa.com

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