Cleaning your extractor fan regularly can help to prevent any unnecessary damage or faults due to a build up of dirt or mould. Follow these simple steps in order to keep your extractor fan fresh and in working order.
Before doing anything, it is essential you ensure the fan is turned off at the switch. It may also be useful to place some old newspapers or a sheet on the floor in order to catch any debris and dirt that comes out the fan. Cover your mouth and hair with protective equipment, such as a mask or gloves.
Once you have powered off your extractor fan, begin to unscrew your fan cover or, in some cases, unclip the case. The cover should easily slide off. Next, fill a bucket or container with warm, soapy water and place the cover inside to soak.
Using a feather duster or a vacuum cleaner, begin to clean behind the back of the extractor blades, clearing away any dust.
Next, using a sponge or cloth and soapy water scrub the inside of the extractor fan thoroughly to ensure it’s sparkling clean.
Once you’ve finished wiping everything down, it’s vital to ensure you let all components dry completely.
Place the cover back onto the extractor fan and you’re good to go.