Tuesday 13 January 2015

Shower safety, shower safely

This entry is to address the cause for the loss of a young teenager that was electrocuted while in the midst of his shower last year. If you have missed out the news or would like to read through it again, click here.

Singaporeans are well-protected by our endearing government. It is true that all local companies are govern by licenses, laws and regulations. Well, basically just strict rules to ensure the almost absolute wellness of Singapore and its citizens. So it came as no surprise to know that most Singaporeans harbour this thinking...

We are very safe. 

But that thought isn't exactly right and Sense N Bedeck figures that we can share our knowledge with our readers through this blog.

Knowing the water heaters
Many started speculating the brand of that water heater, using bits and pieces from the news article as clues but simply boycotting the brand of the water heater will not guarantee the safety of your loved ones. These are some things you need to know when it comes to purchasing a water heater.

1. Find water heaters that meet your needs: Instant Water Heaters vs Storage Water Heaters
*Do keep in mind that in terms of both product price and monthly utility bills, storage water heaters are priced higher than instant water heaters because of the difference in water capacity.

Click to enlarge the chart

2. Understand the features: List of some of the features that are common amongst water heaters

Mulit-point: This is a feature that is trending among instant water heaters. Unlike storage water heaters that can support hot water usage of more than two bathrooms, common household instant water heater can only be installed and used in one bathroom. 

However, Multi-point feature is here to the rescue! This feature built into some of the newer instant water heater models such as Bliss 88 and Joven MP series enables HDB apartment home owners to share hot water usage between two bathrooms in one household, just like the Storage Water Heaters can.

ELCB: Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker is used in electrical installations to prevent stray electric current from coming in direct contact with people. If the stray voltage is detected to be dangerously high, the ELCB device would automatically terminate the current flow. This could potentially save your life when a certain wire within your water heater broke or loosen during your shower. 

Copper Cylinder: Heating cylinders only exist in instant water heaters. The sole purpose of a heating cylinder is to heat up the cold water as it flows through. These cylinders are usually made from either fibre glass, high resistant acrylic or metal/copper. Granted acrylic-made heating cylinder is priced at a more affordable range and in additional to its light weight makes it a popular choice for many new home owners. 

However since... 

the constant expansion and contraction of the cylinder cause by heating of the water 
higher tendency of cracking and resulting in water leaking
copper cylinder is introduced into the market and deemed as a safer choice

Knowing how water is heated up
Speaking of heating cylinders, let's us elaborate on how water gets heated through the various types of water heater. If this post is getting too technical, please bear with us. It's for your own good. :D

Okay, first of is Storage Water Heaters!

Ever wonder why it takes forever to wait for your water to heat up? That's probably because you're using storage water heater. Storage water heater stores water in its tank and when switched on would generate the heating element (or gas) to start boiling the water. Similar to boiling tap water with a kettle, the large amount of water would require some time to heat up, hence the longer waiting time to get hot water. Brrr cold rainy mornings are the toughest. 

Whereas the Instant Water Heater uses a more different approach.   

Imagine you are at a car wash where your dirty car gets roll into the machine-washing area (we don't know what's its technical term. Lol) and comes out the other side squeaky and sparkling clean. That is actually what's going on when you switched on your instant water heater before a shower. The cold water aka the dirty car gets directed into the heating cylinder aka the machine-washing area and then comes out the other side as hot water aka the clean car for your comfort showering use. 

The waiting time for producing hot water is shorter with instant water heater, which is perfect for overslept weekday mornings. However there is a con to every pro, and that is...

Hot water from instant water heater is not as hot as hot water coming out of storage water heater

Why? Because water boiled via a kettle on a stove (aka storage water heater) will just keeps boiling until someone turns off the stove while an electricity-powered kettle (aka instant water heater) will automatically cut off the power supply once the water has boiled. Now both kettles might have equally hot water for the first five minutes but the kettle on the stove will keep boiling the hot water so as to maintain the water temperature thus allowing storage water heater to produce hotter water than instant water heater. 

Btw just a small sidetrack warning, under NO circumstance should you be touching the heating cylinder when your instant water heater is switched on or has just been switched off. It is very hot, burning hot! We cannot stress how painful the burn wound would be so yes, users beware.

Installation safety
If you think doing your homework on solely the water heaters would guarantee your safety... think again, because installation plays an important role as well. Check this out.

The wall socket and the plug are all burnt. There could be two possibilities to what could have caused that. So let us break them down.

Possibility 1: Connectors
By connectors we mean, wall plugs, sockets and switches.

Have you ever had the misfortune of purchasing electronic appliances from countries such as USA, Canada or most South America countries, then you would understand true heartache when you failed to use a power converter when you plug those appliances into Singapore's wall sockets. 

BOOM, right? Your electronic appliance exploded from the socket and plug point. The appliance might even smoked up a little and you might have even teared up a bit as well. Yes, this is based on first hand experience... our brand new label maker specially preordered and shipped in from USA. *Sobs*

Perhaps it has never dawn on many of us that not all electronics are compatible with the supplied power from our domestic wall sockets. Electronics are manufactured to receive lower power voltage in USA because their standard voltage is 100V - 127V while in UK, Australia and most Asia countries including Singapore, our standard voltage is 220V - 240V. See the difference? Our power voltage literally doubled USA's! Similarly as pumping an entire tank of air into one balloon, of course it will explode. RIP label maker.

This goes the same for water heaters as well. Would it make sense to you that the same amount of power goes into charging your smartphone and also into being used to instantly heat up cold water for your shower? 

So the plug exploded when the water heater gets switched on, and the surge of stray electricity instead of getting cut off by Earth wire or circuit breaker channelled up along the wires and exited from the rain shower water. 

Possibility 2: Wiring
Stray electricity escaping old or weak wires that connect the electricity to the water heater. Old or weak (thin or low quality) wires have the possibility of breaking off, leaving the flowing electricity no safe route to channel out from so the situation would pretty much be like this...

Photo credits to http://www.cs4fn.org/electronicengineering/images//high-voltageiStock_2499687.jpg

Cool eh? No, it's not! Stray electricity is very dangerous. High wattage of it can be enough to cause death by electrocution. Smaller wattage could trigger house fire, fire sparks, electric fuse, machine burnout and numbing sensation or scorch wounds for people who have accidentally come in contact with it. 

So make sure to hire a licensed contractor and get him or her to double check the wiring in your house during installation. If it is an old house, perhaps it is time for replacement wires. If it is a new house... check the wiring anyway! Uphold the Singaporean Kiasu & Kiasi spirit. It is also advisable to use compatible connectors for your respective electronic appliances and also to have Earth wire connected to your water heater's main switch or you know, just buy water heaters that come with built-in ELCB. 

Btw, do you wanna know what exactly are of Voltage, Wattage and Amp? Click here. You're welcome.

What is Earth Wire? 
Simply put, Earth wire is a wire that is connected to the ground. It cuts off the flow of electrical circuit when wire breaks. If you would like to get a deeper understanding, click here. A little warning though, the explanations are very technical so dig out that old secondary three physics book of yours and put a few cans of Redbull on standby. Haha.

Conclusion, you can never be too careful with your electronics. For many electronic appliances sold in Singapore, safety precautions have already been put in place. Earth wires, neutral wires, circuit breakers etc, all these are compulsory components (by SG laws and regulations) that must be present when they needed to be. Yet accidents still happen because many of us don't fully grasp the potential danger of electricity. We hope that this blog entry helped to educate people about the danger of electrical household appliances. 

Oh btw, if you are planning to get a new water heater, here are two suggestions. They all come with ELCB feature to ensure another level of safety for you and your loved ones. 

And yay! Sense N Bedeck has available stocks for them both! For pricing enquiry, just call in to us at 6741 1889. 

Till next time, have a great first month of 2015! 

Monday 18 August 2014

A Battle of the Electronic Wind

Picture yourself finally getting the set of keys to your very first home. It is a new home so no doubt there wouldn't be any furnitures for you to move in to. No fans, refrigerator, lights, bed, air-conditioning or even a chair. Then is when you know that you have a budget, just one sum of money to turn your "box" into your home. Boy, is that going to be difficult. 

This is when you have to draw a line between the essential from the unnecessary. For example, it goes without saying that a bed is essential, no home is complete till there is at least a mattress for its weary homeowner to rest on. Fan is another such essentiality, or shall we say... Artificial wind? Since the introduction of air-conditioning into Singapore, almost no Singaporeans can live without it in this tropical country. However, an air-con is an expensive purchase and an even more expensive appliance to maintain. Not to mention the electric bill in your mailbox at the end of every month. 

So, a lot of homeowners opt for electric fans to take its place. Electric fans are less energy and cost consuming and cost a portion lesser than aircons. And it seems to have become a local norm to alternate between the using of air-conditioning and electric fans. 

Typical Singaporean thinking:
Friends coming over for dinner tonight? On air-con! Cannot let them think I cheapskate! 

Home alone tonight? Aiya, hot a bit never mind one la. I am born and bred a citizen of this Sunny island, I am accustom to this heat! *Perspiration drips* 

However, we, being consumers, like to know what we are getting ourselves into before actually getting into it. So, we would spend hours researching for worthy deals. To ensure that what we buy is truly worth its price. 

Air-con is undoubtedly a wise choice to escape from this heatwave, but your budget might not allow it. Which leaves you with electric fans then. Sure, but which kind? A standing fan is light-weight and portable, but a wall fan or ceiling fan do not take up as much floor space. A wall fan costs lesser than a ceiling fan but its wind coverage area is more restricted than the latter. Argh headache ah! You must be feeling like Sheldon Cooper right now, (The Big Bang Theory, US Sitcom) as he decides between getting a XBOX One or a PS4.  

So here's a chart for you to weigh the pros and cons. 

Click image to enlarge

Would you also like to know how much your monthly electric bills would vary with the different types of electric fans and aircons? Just calculate with this formula! 

So now, you know! 

There are so many contributing factors, but ultimately the decision lies with the individual preferences. Some individuals would rather chip a little more out of their reno budget because they cannot stand their nightly sleeps without air-conditioning. While some homeowners find that ceiling fans are more of a necessity than aircon and standing or wall fans for its Fan + Light function and not being a space hogging electrical appliance like the standing fans is a huge plus for many housewives during vacuuming days. 

Overall, this blog entry aims to provide constructive suggestions to aid with an easier making of decision for you. So... we hope this helps! :)

PS. A reliable post requires reliable sources. Here's ours! Please click here and here.

"We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us." - Ken Levine

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Troubleshooting your ceiling fan

Note: Advices in this post are merely given as possibilities and are not the definite solution to your problem. However, we hope that they could help to answer some of your questions. :)

Pinpointing what exactly is wrong with your ceiling fan is tricky. After all, the fan mechanism is protected by an exterior metal casing which isn't as easy to reach as Superman with his X-ray vision. Plus dismantling the casing and run into the risk of turning a minor fan issue into a big problem seems like a bad idea too. 

Well, let's see if we can help. 

Question 1: My ceiling fan has three speeds (high, medium, low) function which were working fine until yesterday when the High speed started to rotate at the same speed as the Medium. What could be the problem?

Ans: First of all, check to see if your ceiling fan is powered by a remote control or wall regulator. If you do not use a remote control, the issue is most likely caused by a faulty capacitor. You may buy and do the replacement yourself. Just make sure that you have gotten the spare part compatible with your ceiling fan.

If you use a remote control and this issue occurs, it is best to call your service center to arrange for a house visit to determine the actual cause.

A capacitor would look like...


Question 2: My ceiling fan is shaking. Is that dangerous? 

Ans: It depends on how bad is the shaking. If it is just a slight, hardly noticeable wobbling, that shouldn't pose any problem. It most probably could be due to the fan blades' weight difference or if your ceiling fan is attached to the ceiling with a long rod.

If you noticed that your ceiling fan is shaking really badly, it is best that you stop using it completely till the problem is fixed. A wobbling ceiling fan has the danger of loosening the parts within it.

Question 3: Why does my ceiling fan wobble?

Ans: The wobbling is usually due to unbalanced fan blades (weight of the individual blades) of the ceiling fan. Set your fan speed to Low and try to observe which fan blade is moving differently from the rest. Take note of any damaged or dented fan blade.

If all fan blades are in perfect condition, try checking your fan bracket to make sure that the ceiling fan is firmly installed onto your ceiling. Keep an eye out for any loosen screws or bots that might be present.

If your ceiling fan has only started to wobble after a few years, try checking for crack lines on your ceiling. It could also be your home ceiling wearing out over time.

Question 4: My ceiling fan is noisy! What could be the cause(s)?

Ans: Diagnosing a noisy fan is a bit more tricky because there are a lot of factors that could contribute to the noise of your ceiling fan.

First answer these few questions:

a. Where is the sound coming from? 
Is it coming from the bracket, the motor, the ceiling or somewhere else?

b. When (usually) will the sound be audible? 
Will you only hear it at a certain time of the day? Or only when the ceiling fan is switched on or set to a certain speed?

c. How loud is the noise/sound? 

d. Observe and try to describe it. 
Does it sounds like a small piece of metal knocking against another hard surface? Or goes by a steady but persistent humming? Or something else?

e. How long have you had this ceiling fan? And also, how often do you use it?

Some possible causes are:
1. Unbalanced ceiling fan
2. Unbalanced fan blades
3. Running low or out of lubricant
4. Loose screws, nuts or bolts

Question 5: I just had my ceiling fan installed yesterday. It was working fine but when I tried to switch it on today, it doesn't work! What happened? Why is your brand of ceiling fan's quality so bad!

Ans: When situations like these arise, keep calm and trace back your footsteps. Try to recall what have been done to your house from the time your ceiling fan worked till it didn't.

Try answering these few questions:

a. Was your house still under construction or recently just completed renovation when the ceiling fan was installed?
If your house was, it could be possible that wiring is the issue. Sometimes, when electricians were trying to connect wiring (for lights or other electrical appliances) around the house, they might have accidentally disconnect or fuse the wire connection leading to the ceiling fan.

Contact back the same electrician to have him check on your house's wiring.

b. Have your house experienced a power trip or power failure during this time?  
If so, the wiring connected to the ceiling fan might have been tripped or fused. If you are not experienced in the field of electrical wiring, please contact your electrician to have him resolve the issue.

On rare cases that the power trip has fused certain wires or parts within the ceiling fan itself, new spare parts would be required for replacement.

3. Is your ceiling fan powered by a remote control? 
If that is a yes, try changing the batteries. It is not uncommon that the first set of batteries in the remote control depleted within a few days of the initial use.

Question 6: I bought my ceiling fan with Light Kit, but the lights (from the light kit) wouldn't on together with my ceiling fan. It would either be my ceiling fan that is working or my lights that work but I cannot get them to be switched on at the same time!  

Ans: It most probably should be due to the remote control or IC part within the ceiling fan.

Try answering these few questions in sequence:

a. Is your ceiling fan powered by a remote control? 
If yes, please move on to Question b. If no, please move on to Question C.

b. When did you installed your ceiling fan? Was it recently (yesterday or two days ago) or two year ago? 
If it was installed recently, there is a very likely chance that the problem lies in the frequency of the remote control to its receiver. Sometimes contractors will preset the settings of the remote control and thus rendering it undetectable by the receiver installed within the fan.

Just like the new TV set you've just bought. There will always be some presets required, be it for the cable channel or for the remote control. Ceiling fan and its remote control function similarly to TV sets.

Click here for the step-by-step instructions to changing of remote control frequency in a ceiling fan. Please note that this video is merely a guide and may differ between different brands of ceiling fans and remote controls. We do not hold responsibility for any possible implications that may occur during your attempted repairs without the help of our maintenance professionals.

c. Is your ceiling fan controlled by a wall regulator?
If so, the problem would most likely be due to the IC. IC is a small mechanism within ceiling fans that operates upon your command and switches between the Fan function, Light function or both functions.

In such cases, please take note of your ceiling fan's brand and contact the respective service center to have them arrange a quick maintenance.

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Many apologies for the delayed posting, fellow homeowners/readers! These are a few of the more commonly encountered issues by ceiling fan owners, so we have just compiled a set of answers to make understanding of your own ceiling fans easier.

Like we've mentioned above, hope they're useful! :)

"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Showing off our new baby

It has been a while since our last post since things have gotten really hectic down in S&B's headquarters with all of our relocating office and showrooms and stuffs. It was a tiring month and our showroom aka our new baby is finally open for business! Well, perhaps calling it our baby is a little bit of an exaggeration but we worked hard to make it beautiful and now, we are showing it off to the world!

Come come take a quick lookie!

Granted it looks a tinyyy bit messy but Sense N Bedeck aims to turn this showroom into a one-stop hub for all of your home shopping needs so there you go! With our lightings, ceiling fans, bathroom and kitchen accessories all in one room, our shoppers no longer have to drive, walk, search or shop very far for anything. 

Beware. It will be overwhelming on the eyes of the first time shoppers here, there is simply just too many products around! But take your time in shopping (we've prepared loads of comfy couches for you. Lol) and you might just find a hidden gem or love-at-first-sight display that you absolutely must have in your home <3

Ta-daaah. Have you fallen in love with our new showroom yet?

Our new address is City Warehouse, 5 Kaki Bukit Rd 2 #01-19 & #02-19, Singapore 417839 (the pinkish red building directly opposite of Eunos Link Comfort Driving Center). Yep, we have literally just moved next door from our previous location so feel free to park your car for free in Eunos Warehouse Complex, 3 Kaki Bukit Rd 2, and just take the short 2min walk over to our new showroom! 

We do have a (somewhat hidden) staircase at our Level 1 which you can use to get to our showroom located on the 2nd level, Unit No #02-19. Alternatively, you can ride the warehouse's cargo lift up. 

Either way, we look forward to seeing you here real soon! Share our excitement and pride in our new baby with us! Haha. 

PS. Our office number stays the same. Give us at call at 6741 1889 for any inquiry that you may be having. 

Stay tune to our upcoming post that helps you to know what is going/went wrong with your ceiling fan.

"The fruit of your own handwork is the sweetest."  - Deepika Padukon

Monday 28 April 2014

Sales Sales Sales!

Yep, you've read it. Sense N Bedeck is having our Moving Out Sale! That means up to 70% off all of our display items. WOOHOO! 

In addition, we are also having our Clearance Sale starting from today! With in-stock products going at as low as $1, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Don't believe us? Check out some of photos and see it for yourself! 

Pardon the messiness. We are moving out!

From now till 15 May 2014, bring along your family and drop by our warehouse for a shop-till-your-home-looks-gorgeous-again experience. Extreme makeover SG home edition is now on! Haha. 

PS. In light of our Moving Out Sale, many of our customers seem to be sharing the worry that Sense N Bedeck will be gone forever and so there will be no servicing for any of the products that they have just purchased.

Well, that's not true! We ain't going anywhere, just relocating our warehouse. Our contact details (email address, office telephone and fax numbers) will stay the same, as well as our retail outlet located at IMM Shopping Mall #03-16. 

Our new address will be 5 Kaki Bukit Rd 2, #01-19 & #02/19. We are located inside City Warehouse (Yep, it is the red building directly opposite of Eunos Link Comfort Driving Center).

We are just moving next door, literally. Lol.

So frat not! Your warranty cards are still safe with us. Hope to see you real soon! 

PPS. Do stay tune for the official opening date of our brand new place! Exciting, we know!

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping." - Bo Derek

Friday 18 April 2014

Steps to cleaning your ceiling fan blades

Chinese New Year is around the corner and you realised you have neglected your ceiling fan long enough. Dust bunnies and spiderwebs are starting to gather on, in and around your ceiling fan blades and you would really hate your relatives to judge your level of laziness basing on that. So you strap on your cleaning gear, dig out that ladder from the storeroom (which also needs some dusting) and pause... because you don't know the first thing about cleaning ceiling fans.

Well, read on. Because we are here to your rescue!

You will need:
1. 1 x dry cloth
2. 1 x pillowcase
3. 1 x spray bottle
4. Ladder or chair
5. Assistance on standby

Step 1: Switch off your ceiling fan and make sure it has reached a complete stop
Do not attempt to clean your fan blades while they are still in motion, even if they are set to low speed. Moving fan blades can cause serious injury, don't play play.

For better security, please:
1. Switch off the main circuit
2. Keep remote controls out of reach of small children
3. Tape off regulator and wall switch
4. Inform all family members of the fan cleaning

Step 2: Determine the material of your fan blades
Cleaning methods for fan blades vary with the material of the fan blades so pause your mop bucket for a second and find out what type of fan blades is your ceiling fan made of? Is it made of metal, wood or plastic?

Step 3: Cover up your furnitures
Yes, it is gonna get pretty dusty. Make sure all of your furnitures are covered up with cloths or plastic bags before commencing the blade cleaning.

Step 4: Step up!
On a ladder or a chair because your ceiling fan is mounted on well, the ceiling so it should be out of your reach. Do not attempt to clean your fan blades on tiptoes, you wouldn't want to accidentally tug them downwards, that could spoilt the inner mechanism of your fan!

Step 5: Pillowcase goes first
Now that you are firmly planted atop a ladder or a chair (how's the air up there? lol), open up your pillowcase and slip one of the fan blade into it...

Then use one hand to gently support the bottom side of the blade (do not push it upwards) and use your other hand to hold the top side of the blade (do not push it downwards) and slowly pull your pillowcase out.. and ta-daaaah! You now have one dust-free fan blade! 

Repeat this for the rest of your fan blades and you are good for CNY.

Step 6 (Optional): Spray bottle for the stubborn ones
If you have accumulated a family of dust bunnies on your fan blades and they simply refuse to move (even after deploying Step 5), bring on the spray gun! We meant bottle, the spray bottle. Which is that thingy our mothers used to mildly wet our uniforms during ironing session.

If your fan blades are made of plastic (aka ABS material), mix two teaspoons of white vinegar with water into your spray bottle and spray it evenly across your fan blade. A few pumps would do, tryyyy not to spray them till they are dripping wet, your fan blades cannot take that kind of wetness (not dirty-talking here).

If your fan blades are made of metal or wood, a spray bottle of tap water works fine. Spray evenly onto the fan blade and once again, mildly wet would suffice.

Step 7 (Optional): Finish them off (with your dry cloth)
Since the pillowcase holds the dust bunnies from the previous clean, you might want to make use of another piece of dry cloth to wipe the water off the fan blades. Use one hand to support the bottom side of the fan blade to ensure that you will not push it down and damage the fan while wiping.

Step 8: Treat yourself to an ice-cream
You have done it! Your ceiling fan is now squeaky clean and hazard free for yourself and your loved ones. Your big aunt ain't judging you this year!

As for those home owners troubled by your high ceiling, don't frat just yet! Just get yourself a Ceiling Fan Duster (Yes, click on that hyperlink!). It should look something like...

this! This is from Amazon.com. 

If you don't mind the tormenting wait of international shipping, you could buy yours there too! Haha. 

TIP 1: Be gentle 
Fan blades may not look like it, but they are actually really delicate. Try your best to be gentle with them during handling and cleaning to prevent the risk of damaging the blades, the fan's motor or even your ceiling. 

TIP 2: Be diligent
Maintaining a home is tough work, it takes a lot of effort and determination (affirmed by all mothers worldwide) to make your house presentable to guests. After all, you wouldn't know when someone would just pop by for an impromptu visit right? 

So yes, be diligent and clean your ceiling fans at least once a month! (Yea, you heard us)

Haha. This is one long-winded post. Let's end it here then. SEE YA REAL SOOOON! 

"Housework, if you do it right, will kill you." - Erma Bombeck

Thursday 17 April 2014

How to care for your ceiling fans (Part 2)

For those who have missed out on How to Care for your Ceiling Fans (Part 1), please click here

Alrighty, picking up from where we last left off, here are a few more tips on keeping your ceiling fans at its best. 

TIP 4: Keep all documents related to your fans

Actually, this applies to all home furnitures. Be it credit card receipts, invoice slips or instruction manuals, (be kiasu a bit and) KEEP THEM ALL. Different companies file and keep track of their business transactions differently, so a warranty card would rarely suffice in tracing purchase details. Retaining all of your documents would help to speed up the servicing process for both you and the service center. 

TIP 5: Read your instruction manual
You might be thinking "Pfft, what do I need my instruction manual for? My contractor installed my fan for me anyway." Well, that is when you are wrong. 

Ceiling fans may all look the same (with their UFO-shaped motor rotating four or five long thin fan blades). But as the different designs for the fans vary, the caring tip for them differ as well. And all of these caring tips will be included in your fan's instruction manual. 

Let's use Rega brand's ceiling fans (Yes, we are promoting our in-house brand a little. Teehee) as a quick example. Rega's 788 series fans are manufactured differently. 788 48" uses laminated wooden fan blades while 28" and 38" ceiling fans are made of ABS (Or more commonly known as acrylic/plastic). This would mean the methods for cleaning the fans are different.  After all, you would not use the same soap to shampoo your hair and wash your face, right? 

And so, that's all for some suggestions to care well for your ceiling fans. If you would like to know the best ways to clean them, click here.

See you real soon!

"Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it." - Evan Esar