Who has a great method for protecting ceiling fans? I have been using 55 gallon liners (drum liners) unsuccessfully, and just kind of patching bags together trying to protect them. I have a neighborhood that I have been working in where everyone has 2-3 different patios, porches, enclosures, etc. I would really like to find a better method to avoid getting water inside or having to be super cautious and pump spray really nasty exposed rafters…
I tell the homeowner to have fan taken down before we arrive or we don’t wash the ceiling. I bought several years ago that i wrapped in trash bags or plastic. Stlll got fried. Not worth the headache
I have never had a problem with them.
Well, I haven’t thought about taking it down. That’s a good idea. If they are willing to do it obviously. I could totally see someone saying “feel free to take it down if that’s what you want”.
Which I wouldn’t.
Because of course it wouldn’t work afterwards.
What does that response even mean? Fans are electric… I clean with water. Maybe you will have a problem soon.
Not worth the headache for you. The free tarps from harbor freight draped around it like a Christmas tree skirt and spring clipped to the blades will cover the motor so you can wash near it if you’re worried about them.
All my houses washes get a heads up on the phone and an email before I show up with a couple things the homeowner needs to have ready. One is all exterior electronics taken inside and all exterior lights are to be off when I get there and no bags are to be removed or anything reenergized until it’s completely dry.
Never had a problem washing close to them.
Today a back deck without stairs didn’t get the siding washed because two bright blue chair cushions were still on the chairs. I followed up at 5:30 and explained to the homeowner who completely understood and his wife immediately put a great review on our Facebook page after that.
If you tell them why you need stuff ready when you get there they’re a lot happier you didn’t wash the area and ruin stuff.
outdoor furniture wont bleach out
Man, you should have moved the cushions and cleaned that spot! It was two cushions!
Reading is fundamental, I understand now.
I don’t really risk it if I haven’t done a test spot. I have been to houses with covered decks and have been told the furniture can’t get wet. Silly choice for outdoor furniture, but not my house. Lol
If it’s a sweet old lady who can’t take down her outdoor speakers, do you walk from the job or help her out?
I would’ve definitely moved them if I could’ve. Decks without stairs I won’t even put a ladder against most times.
It depends on her taste in music.
I probably use a dozen trash bags on light fixtures, speakers, and what-not, at every house I do. I don’t ask anyone to move anything. I just factor it in.
People really take down their outdoor speakers? They remove their patio televisions? They take down their FANS for you?!
I would get funny looks… but maybe I should try it.
If it’s not easily removable I’ll bag it. But no. Never had anyone take down a fan or TV. If there’s a TV and I have to hand wash a section that’s extra though.
I use the small bathroom trash bags and tie them in a knot around stuff or get as close as I can. I carry a couple microfiber towels in my back pockets and on my way around there’s always something that gets hand wiped.
maybe I am lucky.
Most homes I clean have a back porch with fans and some front porches have them too.
Never had an issue.
Maybe cause I foam the homes?
no idea but then maybe I am just lucky.
Ok, we are on the same page now. I imagined every one of your customers removing all of that stuff.
Am I crazy for thinking that taping up keyholes is a “little much”? You seen bad stuff from this?
You still rinse the foam, though… right?
I only know what I’ve read there. And SH is a corrosive. And if you’ve had brass injectors gum up and fail what’s it doing to locks? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Not to mention takes .4 seconds.
When you get to a house, rip off about 6 strips of painters tape and put them on your shirt.
Taping and bagging should take less than 6 minutes.