How To Clean a Skylight the Eco Friendly Way

How to clean a skylight the eco friendly way. Unfortunately skylight maintenance is required over time. Skylight domes and skylight diffusers can get a bit messy, be it exposure to the elements on the outside or dust and insects on the inside. Below is a quick how-to-guide on keeping your installation looking great and most importantly running efficiently.


How to Clean a Skylight Dome

As tough and durable as skylight domes are, let’s be honest the elements are tougher and after a few of years they may need a quick wipe down to keep them working at their optimum potential. Markings on your skylight domes may be due to tree sap and even pesky possums. Thankfully these are small problems with a quick solution. Please read and apply the recipe below and your skylight domes will give you years of trouble free clear natural lighting.

  • Eucalyptus Oil: 5 -10 drops
  • Water: 1 litre
  • Clean Rag
  • Couple of quick wipes and it will good as new


How to Clean a Skylight Diffuser

Let’s face it, the look of your skylight from the inside of the house is what it is all about. It can be quite unsightly when dust or dead insects build up on the diffuser. Cleaning with the right cleaner can not only make it look great but can also act as a deodoriser . Just follow the recipe and instructions below and you will enjoy clean efficient natural light through your skylight diffusers all year round.

  • Lavender Oil: 5-10 drops
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Clean rag
  • A few quick wipes and you are complete

Note: If you have never taken out your diffuser before simply push up, bend the diffuser slightly and ease it out. If the skylights diffuser is square no bending is required to take it out. Be sure to replace the skylight diffuser rough side facing down if it is a prismatic variety. Other varieties of skylight diffusers in the market today require that you twist and turn to remove, or unscrew a bolt that is attached through the middle, If you are having any trouble removing your diffuser do not hesitate to contact a Skybrite consultant.


For more information please call Skybrite on 1300 186 262. We are here to help with any skylight enquiry you may have.