Ever wonder how chandeliers get cleaned? Us neither. We have a butler for that.
And now you can have one too. Well, not a real butler. But someone to come in and spangle the dangles on every chandelier in your mansion. Or your office building.
That person is Rebecca Fox, owner of Fox Chandelier Cleaning.
According to her website, your chandeliers will immediately “brighten and give a sparkling light.” Which is what chandeliers are all about.
Originally a native of L.A., Fox moved to San Francisco in the mid-’90s to study sculpture. She learned to weld and “became addicted to creating sculpture and collecting metal.” (We know people who collect metal too. Usually cans. And they’re usually addicted to something else.)
Then she went to work for a company doing restoration and repair of chandeliers and light fixtures, after which she decided that she should put up her own company and do the cleaning job herself.
After making house calls to a few select clients to clean their chandeliers, Fox began traveling around the Bay Area to service a growing clientele, as the need for chandelier maintenance boomed. And kept on booming. (Maybe she has a lot Google employees in her Rolodex.)
To clean a chandelier, Fox uses a solution created exclusively for crystal. It’s either sprayed directly on the chandelier or onto a lint-free cloth and wiped on. Fox guarantees a streak-free shine.
For those hard-to-reach chandeliers, she sets up scaffolding. If it’s really big or dirty, she has an electrician to remove the chandelier so she can hang it on a rack, clean it, then rehang it.
Sounds like drudge work. But we suppose it beats collecting metal.