As promised in previous posts here at King’s Chandelier Services Ltd we will offer hints and tips through our blog to existing and soon to be chandelier owners and we listen to our customers as to those areas they want this help – this week chandelier cleaning has come out top of the how to list.
Summer and the long evenings are now fading away and will soon be a distant memory, now is the time for cosy evenings and for enjoying the beauty of your chandeliers. Summer brings with it bugs and flies, Autumn Daddy long legs and of course we have the inevitable moths, all of these are attracted to electric lights and in just a few short months even the cleanest home ends up with a dusty and dirty chandelier!
Please don’t despair, caring for a chandelier does not need to be expensive, and whilst not wishing to do ourselves out of work, you do not always need to hire a chandelier cleaning company for the chandelier cleaning in your home, hotel, stately home etc.
As one of the leading chandelier cleaning companies in the UK King’s Chandelier Services are happy to pass on a few trade secrets to help you keep the costs down.
Getting Ready To Clean Your Chandelier – before getting ready to clean your chandelier visit http://www.kingschandeliers.co.uk/chandelier-parts-and-accessories/20 to purchase your soft microfibre clothes and tableau chandelier cleaner – once your order arrives you are ready for the following steps:-
- Remember to take photos – you may need these if you find that any of your chandelier crystals have been damaged, missing or if you have a little accident
- Remember to put down a soft matt, rug etc as this may help to minimise any damage if you knock loose a drop
- Your chandelier is an electrical item and therefore does not mix well with damp clothes so remember to TURN OFF the electric supply at the mains
- Always make sure that there are at least two people present when you clean your chandelier – this is for your safety
- If your chandelier is in a stairwell, above stairs or extremely high you will probably need a chandelier cleaning company such as King’s Chandelier Services Ltd however if your chandelier is easily accessible you will be able to use step ladders – make sure these are on a flat surface and that someone holds the ladder whilst someone is working on the ladder. NEVER EVER attempt to work on a ceiling hanging chandelier without someone securing the ladder and NEVER EVER stand right at the top of the ladder where you may over balance and fall. If in doubt of your own abilities call a professional chandelier cleaning company such as ourselves.
Cleaning your chandelier
- Once you have received your order from King’s Chandelier Services and have your chandelier cleaning “team”, soft coverings and ladders in place you are ready to think about the actual application of chandelier cleaning.
- Spray your microfibre cloth liberally with tableau chandelier cleaner before you climb the ladder, do not take the can up the ladder with you as you need to be able to hold the ladder to keep yourself secure.
- When cleaning the chandelier remember DO NOT turn the chandelier, this may loosen the secure fittings, you need to descend the ladder and move the ladder so that you move around the chandelier NOT move the chandelier round to you.
- If you can try to take the crystals off to clean them in batches safely down from the ladder but if this is not possible then commence cleaning from the top of the chandelier down, using the same process for each crystal.
- Re-apply the tableau chandelier cleaner as required, changing the microfibre clothes as needed.
- Once each of the crystals has been cleaned, using a soft dry microfibre cloth to wipe over each of the crystals, if removing the crystals from the chandelier, once the crystals are re-hung wipe over the crystals again with the dry soft cloth.
- If you decide to remove the crystals and clean with any other substance than the recommended tableau chandelier cleaner available from King’s Chandelier Services Ltd, DO NOT put in boiling water or a dishwasher.
- If you have any brass or bronze work on your chandelier wipe this over with a dry soft microfibre cloth -DO NOT use any chemicals
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