Monday, 12 February 2018

Living: 10 Tips for Spring-Cleaning Your Thermo Ventilator

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This is not a guide on how to clean your thermo ventilator, but it does come with some tips, in case you are planning to clean it for the Chinese New Year.

Tip 1 is always : cut off the power supply to the appliance, unless you are Thor -- the God of sparks (It's a joke. Should be lightning).

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Tip 2 :When you do take out all the screws, it is good put them in an orderly manner, make sure you don't mix up the screws for the casing with the ones found inside. For my case, I even use the laundry rail to help me support parts that are not fully removable.

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Tip 3: Know what you need to clean and where you should start. If you get the order wrong, you might have to redo the cleaning all over again.

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Tip 4: Pay attention to any hidden dust, unscrew more parts if necessary. Being lazy surely saves you time, but not cleaning certain parts will definitely cause dust to build up, and over time you will either have to pay more money because of the decrease in efficiency of the ventilator, or the ventilator breaks and you will have to get a new one, which probably is the last thing you want to do if you want to save money.

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Tip 5: Beware of falling objects. I was completely unaware of the unstable roof and a piece of aluminium cover fell right before my face. Luckily, it didn't even touch me a bit, but had the corner fell onto my head, I could have ended up with a couple of stitches on my head.

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Tip 6: Have another pair of eyes to monitor your work, if possible. For my case, I thought I was okay all by myself until this huge piece of metal fell from the top.

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Tip 7: Know the tools you need. Small but long toothbrush is best for cleaning dust, but a vacuum cleaner is a must if you don't want to suck all the dust into your lungs!

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Tip 8: If you are not tall, get a ladder. I spent a long time looking up and my neck really hurt afterwards. Should have taken out my ladder.

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Tip 9: Dry clean the metal parts, but use your sprinkler for plastic parts. Just to save time.

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Tip 10: A hair-dryer can save you time waiting for the parts to dry. A dry microfibre cloth can also do wonder.


So, what should I clean next?