Maintaining Neon Signs

Neon signs are bright and fun. They’re a great way to direct attention, but not if they are burnt out. To keep neon signs lit and around for years to come, maintain neon signs with the steps below:

  1. Dust

Dust can dim the sign and cause issues if it builds up. To clean the dust off of a neon sign, take a small nylon brush and gently remove all of the dust particles from the sign. Next, use room temperature water and a soft sponge to wipe the light down before drying it. This needs to be done with extreme caution because the bulbs are very fragile.

  1. Nicotine Damage

One of the most common places to find neon signs is in a bar. If people have smoked in the vicinity, the signs might have nicotine stains. For this, an ammonia-based cleaner that is safe for use on glass should be used. Use a small cloth and dip it in the cleaner, then wring it out. Wipe down the surface with the ammonia-based cleaner before using a damp cloth on it. Then dry it before turning the sign back on.

  1. Ongoing Maintenance

Keeping the sign on 24 hours a day will actually use less electricity than turning it on and off. It takes more power for the sign to heat up than if it was left on at all times. Try to keep neon signs in a place where they won’t get bumped. If there are any problems with the light, contact Infinity Signs to come take a look at it.

Visit the Infinity Signs gallery on the website to see some of the neon signs they have made for businesses. If the sign goes out or is acting up, Infinity Signs can service and repair the sign to get it working properly again.


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