5 Tips To Cleaning Your Ceiling in St. Louis, MO
Over the course of the years that you will be living in your home, there will be numerous occasions on which you will need to clean your ceiling — whether or not the ceiling is going to be painted after the cleaning.
These can be reasons such as having a birthday party for a loved one and looking up at where you are going to hang decorations only to realize that there are literal cobwebs hanging up there and that you don’t want your home to be like an entertainment center for spiders.
Cleaning your ceiling can be a bit of a tricky matter but with some knowledge on your side it doesn’t have to be.
With that being the case, here are five tips to cleaning your ceiling in St. Louis, MO.
1. Cobwebs Can Be Handled With A Special Cobweb Brush
Cobwebs can be quite a disgusting mess — they get everywhere, particularly up on the ceiling, and are both sticky and difficult to remove with traditional methods.
If you have a cobweb brush, on the other hand, you can take care of cobwebs with a lot more ease — they look remarkably like toilet brushes but you can be assured that these are definitely too big to be used in your toilet.
It’s true that you don’t absolutely need a cobweb brush to clean the cobwebs off of your ceiling, but it certainly doesn’t hurt if you use it — it’s a good strong tool that will save you time.
2. Disposable Head Dusters Can Work Wonders
As much of a bad rap as they get for being a bit bad for the environment in that they contribute to the landfill, the kind of dusters — you know the ones who feature advertisements of people being surprised with a box full of their supplies — can do a number on dust on the ceiling.
The trick to using this kind of duster is that you have to either make sure that you have a handle that is long enough to reach the ceiling or you are able to climb up on a ladder to reach the ceiling more easily.
In no case should you consider constructing a make shift scaffolding system as this would be a bit more dangerous and in any case not be so easy in terms of getting around the room.
3. Handling Light Fixtures
If you have light fixtures that require some cleaning, you’re not just going to be able to wave around the same duster that you used for the previous step as it’s a bit more delicate than that.
Instead, what you would be better off doing is to use a vacuum cleaner with an extended handle and a soft brush top.
By doing so you can delicately get around the surface of your light fixtures as well as make sure that you are actually vacuuming up the dust and not just spreading it around.
4. Make A Good Cleaning Solution With What You Probably Already Have
Start with a gallon of water and add to it a quarter cup of baking soda, half a cup of vinegar, and a cup of clear ammonia — this mixed together will make a fantastic cleaning solution for your ceiling.
You’re going to want to apply this solution with a sponge and then once you have gotten the ceiling good and clean, of course you will also need to use clear water to rinse clean the ceiling of the solution — you may want to have a separate sponge that is meant only for this purpose.
Once your ceiling is good and dry, you’ll have a significantly cleaner ceiling.
5. A Tip For Popcorn Ceiling
Though generally speaking you should probably refrain from having a popcorn ceiling in the first place, if you do find yourself with one you will have to take on a different cleaning tactic as most ways of getting ceilings wet will in a sense destroy the popcorn ceiling.
It is better to take the same vacuum setup that you had for light fixtures (see above) and apply that to the ceiling — vacuuming the surface of your popcorn ceiling to get it nice and clean.
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