How To Clean Your Bathroom Extractor Fan?

If we want our devices to serve us well and long, we should take really good care of them. The same applies to our bathroom extractor fans, and here we are going to give you some pointers on how to keep it clean.

1. Safety Measures

First of all, your shower extractor fan must be turned off. Secondly, make sure that you switch off the fuse that powers it, just to make sure. Avoid doing this after you took a hot bath or shower, because of the moist.

2. Opening the Fan

Now, you need to gather everything you need to do a successful extractor fan cleaning. You will need a little screwdriver to open it first. After you opened it, do not blow with your mouth to clean the dust, as many people do. Use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of all the dust and unnecessary particles inside. If you have a smaller vacuum, like the ones we use in the kitchen, that is even better, because extractor fans are placed differently in almost every home.

Wear a face mask while doing this, because if your vacuum is too strong, the dust will get out of the fan and might end up in your eyes, or you can breathe some in.

3. The Cleaning Process

After you are done with vacuuming, the real cleaning begins. There is a number of ways that you can clean your extractor fan, but it is best to keep things simple and affordable, so we recommend using these four items:

  • A soap
  • A liquid detergent
  • Two used rags (one wet and the other dry)
  • A little brush (perhaps toothbrush, or brush that we use to clean shoes)

Now you have everything that you can possibly need to clean it. Wear gloves while doing this. Use the brush and soak it in the liquid detergent to clean corners and hard-to-get places.

When you are done with that, make sure you remove all the soap, so we recommend you use a moist rag. Do it a couple of times and make sure you remove all the soap. After that, use the dry cloth to wipe all the water from the device. It's very important to do this because you have to avoid getting water on any electronic devices of the extractor fan. It could cause a short fuse.

If you know how to get your extractor fan motor head out and bring it in, you can clean it with moist and then with a dry cloth. If you do not know, you can just wipe it from the outside; it is not a big deal anyway. After all, this is done, let it dry for a bit. Even though you used the dry cloth to wipe all the water, just in case let it stay that way for a while, before you turn it back on.

4. Check if It`s Working

After the cleaning, there is only one thing left to do: Return everything in its place, wrap the screws back, and make sure they are tight. Check if it`s working. If it does, and if it does not make any strange noises, you did a very good job. Your extraction fan is clean and you do not need to worry about it for some time, though you should clean it regularly if you want it to last longer.