Is your chandelier past due for a cleaning? Before you start to restore the sparkle of your chandelier, there are some steps you need to take to ensure your chandelier remains safe and undamaged.
Executive Chandelier Services LLC, located in Pittsburgh, PA, specializes in the delicate work required to clean your chandelier properly. Their premier white-glove service will restore your chandelier to the sparkling centerpiece of your home, as it should be. With over 20 years of experience in cleaning, installing, and restoring all types of lighting in the Pittsburgh area, founding owners Jeff and PJ provide a chandelier pre-cleaning checklist.
Preparing Your Chandelier for Cleaning
To prepare your chandelier for cleaning, it is important to:
Inspect the Chandelier
Before you disassemble your chandelier, it is important to inspect it for loose wires and broken pieces. You will also want to check to see if you need any replacement bulbs.
Diagram or Mark Where Pieces go
Once you have inspected the chandelier, you want to make sure that you make a diagram of where all the removable pieces go. Once it is disassembled, this will make it easy to bring your chandelier back to its stunning appearance since you will know the proper placement of the prisms and pendants.
Shut off the Lights
Incandescent light bulbs can get hot and may burn you if you come in contact with them. To avoid this, be sure to turn off the fixture and the electricity that goes to the outlets you are working on. It is always crucial to practice safety first when electricity is involved.
Place Padding Under the Work Area
You will want to place a thick comforter or mover’s pad under the chandelier before you start working. This will help to protect the surface underneath the chandelier and will also help prevent breakage from any crystals that fall during the assembly or disassembly.
Check that the Screw Loop is Tight
Over the years, the screw loop in your ceiling connection can become loose, especially if the chandelier is turned for cleaning or changing the bulbs. Be sure to check if the connection is tight and turn it to the right to tighten if needed.
Professional Chandelier Cleaning Services
At Executive Chandelier, we specialize in the delicate and meticulous work of cleaning a chandelier, plus we have all the right tools to get the job done. We take great pride in meticulously handling, cleaning, and restoring your chandelier, no matter how large or small the job. For a free estimate, call 412-487-9219.