Ultimate Guide to Clean Light Fixtures

by YCS - December 27, 2021

What can I use to clean my light fixture?Light fixtures can give a nice stylish touch to the rooms in your home. However, they also easily accumulate dust and grime and they’re easy to overlook during regular residential upkeep. Even so, with a couple of clever tricks, they’re very simple to maintain. 

A lot of reliable companies in Palm Beach and the nearby areas offer comprehensive house cleaning services and hiring one is always a great option. Yet, if you’d like to tackle this on your own, keep reading to find out how to keep your light fixtures clean like a pro.   

What can I use to clean my light fixture?

For an efficient clean‐up of your light fixtures it’s best that you tackle all of them at the same time. Gather your tools and supplies and then move from one room to another. Here’s what you need to prepare:

  • A bucket of warm, clean water
  • Mild detergent
  • Soft cloths
  • Towels
  • Vacuum cleaner (for beaded, rattan, and fabric lamp shades)
  • A sturdy ladder

Once you have everything you need, make sure to switch the power off before you start dusting or wiping in order to avoid any possibility of an electric shock. Let the lightbulbs cool down and then you can get to work. 

How do you clean grime off a light fixture?

How do you clean grime off a light fixture?

To thoroughly clean the fixtures and remove any grime buildup, you should first remove the bulbs and wipe them down with a dry cloth.  Make sure you don’t apply too much pressure so they don’t shatter. 

Next, make a solution with warm water and detergent. Take a clean soft cloth and dampen it with the solution. Clean the fixture with the dampened cloth, scrubbing it where necessary. Be careful to hold the fixture with one hand while you scrub with the other. Rinse with a cloth dampened with clean water. Dry with a towel.

If there are any shades on your lamps and other light fixtures, here’s how to treat them according to type:

  • Beaded or fabric shades. Use a vacuum cleaner to gently remove dust from these shades. In case of stubborn stains, fabric shades can be treated with a dry-washing product, while you can use a damp cloth to gently wipe a beaded shade. 
  • Paper shades. You can wipe a paper shade with a dry cloth. In case there’s a thick buildup of grime and dust, the only possible solution is replacing it with a new one.
  • Glass shades. In most cases, a damp cloth will successfully remove dirt from the glass surface. If there’s some stubborn grime, you can use a glass-polishing product to remove it. 

How do you clean a high ceiling light fixture?

If your ceiling is quite high, the most important thing when tending to the light fixtures is your safety. Firstly, you’ll need a ladder that’s high enough for you to easily reach the fixture. You should be able to reach it with your feet flat on a ladder step. While it can be tiring to climb up and down the ladder several times, make sure you do move it when needed to avoid stretching out. Also, make sure that you have someone to hold the ladder and assist you.

Where in Palm Beach can I hire dependable house cleaning services?

How do you clean a high ceiling light fixture?

When you need to deal with chores like scrubbing your stainless steel faucets or simply wiping off dust from your wooden shelves, Yorleny’s Cleaning Service is the right company for you. Thanks to our effective methods and professional staff, we provide comprehensive assistance and make sure our clients are satisfied. We do this thanks to our great attention to detail, client-friendly attitude, and professional equipment.

Take your family for a relaxing afternoon at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and let our experts do the heavy lifting. For peace of mind, give us a call!