Dirty ceilings harbor cobwebs, dead bugs, and other junk you don’t want to see there.
Believe it or not this can be dangerous to your health. Here are some cleaning tips, to get rid of the stuff you might not have noticed was there.
Get a step stool or ladder. Depending on ceiling height.
The first thing is to dust your ceiling. Use a 12-foot Duster, something you can use is a Swiffer Duster with an extender. These work great.
Once you have finished removing the cobwebs , bugs and other junk you will then need to grab a soot sponge for washing down the ceiling. Grab a bucket, liquid soap and water. Get to work.
When cleaning, press firmly against the ceiling to make sure you are effectively cleaning the area. Once you have finished a small portion of the ceiling, rinse the mop in clean water. Repeat for entire ceiling. Don’t forget to do the ceiling fans, and lighting fixtures. Some are easily removable and this may be the best way to clean them if possible. I just did my bathroom and the lighting fixtures were easier to take down and clean than to struggle with them in the ceiling.
This will take quite a while to accomplish so you might want to partner with a buddy. Also it’s best to play it safe and have someone around as you work on the ladder. Have someone spot you.You don’t want to fall.
Now if the ceiling you’re doing hasn’t been done in a while (old home/apartment you’ve moved in to) and the cleaning still leaves the ceiling still looking dull, dingy and yellowish. You might need to do a paint job.
Good luck on your endeavor.Mary Beth is the Owner of The Review Cottage. A Freelance Photographer and the mother to 3.