What areas do you service?
Most Areas and Long Beach
Sorry we do not clean chandeliers in San Diego or Palm Springs.
How much time is required to clean a chandelier.
We clean all types of chandeliers. For cleaning purposes here are five basic styles.
How do you clean chandeliers?
Carefully! We've developed our approach over years of cleaning chandeliers in Southern California. First we move all furniture and obstructions, and then setup our scissor lift or ladders. Next, we lay down foam batting as a layer of protection for fragile or antique chandeliers as a precaution for where the attachments may be worn or loose.
We then clean the top canopy, then the body dish, body column and bottom bowl. Next we clean the top chains and arms. Finally, we clean the prims, bobeche, pendalogues, and the bottom ball. Generally we use Glass Gleem and a de-ionized water rinse on the glass after it has been cleaned. It is time consuming and detailed work, but well worth it in the end.
How much does it cost to have a Chandelier cleaned?
Oh man, we wish there was some way to make general pricing for chandeliers, but chandeliers (like their owners) are all unique!
The price to clean chandeliers is directly related to how accessible the fixture is, the complexity and delicate nature of the parts concerned, and overall size.
The more complex and high your chandelier is the more it can cost, sometimes we must use lifts to access the chandelier and it could take more than one day.
What about Mineral Spirits, or "drip cleaning"
Quicker, faster, cheaper is not always better. Mineral spirits, or "oil cleaning" can provide a quick luster and shine but doesn't removed soiling build up, and the results can be short lived. "Drip Cleaning" removes surface dirt and is fast but doesn't buff or shine so you don't get that lasting sparkle. Also the amount of water used can cause metal parts to rust.
How much time is required to clean?
Simple hanging lights can take as little as 15 or 20 minutes. Complex chandeliers can require several days with a scissor lift or scaffolding. Given that most chandeliers that we clean in Orange County and Los Angeles have been installed in the last 20 – 40 years, very few have the ability to be lowered to the floor to be cleaned.
Are you insured?
We are insured and all cleaner are employees covered by workers compensation. It would never be our intention to break a chandelier. We take several precautions to prevent this. If we were to break a piece of your chandelier we know of several chandelier retailers that can order parts. We do limit our liability to a refund of the value of the cleaning.