Fear of a #CeilingFan falling on you?! 🥶
Fear of a #CeilingFan falling on you?!
Have you ever thought of the spinning #fan would come off and fall on you? This indeed happened in reality before! Isn't it terrifying if the fan drops whilst still spinning rapidly, and the people sitting below couldn't escape on time?
Especially we are staying at home more often during the #pandemic now, we should be more aware if our ceiling fan seems wobbly or worn out and pay attention to any defect it has to avoid it falling down and causing any injuries one day
Fortunately, the possibility of the fan falling off is actually little, but accidents are always unpredictable. Therefore, it's highly recommended to take the following preventative measures to reduce the risk!
Check out the answers for how to prevent a ceiling fan from falling:
Do not modify the fan
Modified ceiling fans are usually prone to problems, hence do not make any changes on it even with the help of a technician.
Do not install a ceiling fan on your own
If you are unfamiliar with ceiling fan parts, please do not install the fan on your own in the hope of saving the installation fee. This is because the components vary between brands. It is recommended to engage with an experienced technician to perform the installation.
Beware of termites in ceiling
Termites take a very short time to spread, and the damage they cause to the bricks and woods of a house is disastrous. Therefore, it's important to check if there's any sign of termites from time to time.
Whether the ceiling fan has just been installed or has been used for a long time, it is necessary to keep its parts in check regularly such as examining if the mounting bolts and screws are still tightened.
Get a SIRIM-certified ceiling fan
All electronic products imported into Malaysia must be inspected and certified with SIRIM to ensure that they are safe to use. To determine whether your electronic product is SIRIM certified, you may visit https://ecomm.sirim.my or install the "Check Your Label" app on your phone.
Replace a ceiling fan when time's up
In general, most ceiling fans can last between 12 to 16 years. Regular replacement of a ceiling fan can prevent its internal structure from aging and falling off eventually.
Hang the fan at a minimum height of 2.5m from the ground
Keep the fan at least 1m away from the walls
Maintain the fan at a minimum distance of 30cm from the ceiling
Do not paint the blades
Do not install the ceiling fan beside an exhaust fan
Apply these rules and you will get to enjoy the balance, safety and power of a ceiling fan!
In our daily lives, it is entirely unnecessary to worry too much about the ceiling fans falling off. Just make sure you take the safety precautions above and you can enjoy your ceiling fan at ease!
Hopefully these tips of maintaining your ceiling fan are helpful to you!
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