For one reason or another, the ceiling is often overlooked when it comes to just about everything in the average home whether it is in terms of painting, maintenance, or anything that isn’t related to places to affix party balloons — that’s when people will more often remember that the ceiling is there.
It’s important to occasionally clean your ceiling, as not doing so can cause long term damage to your ceiling and make it more difficult later on to clean it.
One of the things that you should routinely do when it comes to the maintenance and upkeep of your ceiling is to regularly dust it with something, be it a duster or even one of those disposable wiping cloths that you might see occasionally advertised on television.
By doing this, you will be able to take care of the dust early on before it builds up and makes more of a mess later.
When it comes to just about any kind of ceiling other than the popcorn ceiling, you should have no issue with getting the ceiling moist in the pursuit of cleaning.
When it comes to popcorn ceiling, on the other hand, you are not going to want to do this as this would cause damage to the ceiling.
The best thing that you can do to clean a popcorn ceiling is to take a typical vacuum cleaner with a soft brush extension and use that to get the ceiling clean.
If you have the kind of popcorn ceiling that absolutely will not tolerate any kind of moisture and you are faced with stains bad enough that you won’t be able to just vacuum them, you may very well have to just paint it.
When you are up and at the level that you are able to clean your ceiling, you are also going to be able to clean your ceiling fans.
It’s entirely possible that you will think that it’s best to keep ceiling fans on their own cleaning schedule, but this is not ideal as it’s best to just get up there and cleaning both in the same time frame.
Sometimes you will find that your ceiling has some grease on it, which is the case most often when you cook in the room and thus the cooking process produces greases that find their way up to the ceiling.
When you have such a ceiling, you are best off taking a moist sponge and using an all purpose cleaning cleaner that is applied well to the surface of the ceiling, particularly where you will find the stain the most.
After you have done this you’ll be able to wipe the ceiling clean with clean water and then allow it to dry.
Lastly, when you are going to be using a mop to clean your ceiling you should take care to wring the mop well prior to scrubbing the ceiling.
It may not seem like it’s going to make that big of a difference but it can be fairly substantial, between wringing and not wringing — the latter allowing water to drip down from the ceiling as you are cleaning it.
Do yourself a favor and make sure you wring your mop well prior to cleaning your ceiling so that you don’t end up with big puddles on the ground as you clean.
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