3 Maintenance Tips For Keeping Your Neon Sign In Good Shape

Posted on: 27 November 2015

A neon sign is an essential for any business. Whether you want to call attention to your business, advertise a certain product or service that you offer or just let people know that you are open for business, a neon sign is the right choice. Once you invest in a good sign -- or two, or more! -- you'll want to take good care of it so that it will last for as long as possible. Following these tips will help.

1. Keep It Out of Reach

First of all, you should know that the glass tubes that make up your neon sign are actually quite fragile, and they can be damaged if they are handled improperly. This means that you should be careful when you're handling your sign, and it also means that you should keep it out of reach of customers and small children. Otherwise, stray hands can cause damage to your valuable sign.

2. Keep It Clean

Even though a good neon sign should last for many years, it can start showing the signs of age if you aren't careful. For example, if you do not keep your sign clean, you can expect for it to look dusty and grimy, and the dirt and debris can even make your sign appear dim when it's actually well-illuminated. After turning off and unplugging your light to avoid damage and potential injury, use a dry duster or a vacuum cleaner attachment to get rid of any dust. If the debris is caked-on, you can use a gentle mix of water and dish soap to clean it thoroughly. Just make sure that you allow it to dry all the way before you plug your sign back in.

3. Make Sure It's Installed Securely

Don't just hang up your sign on a simple nail or hook and call it a day. Instead, use multiple hooks or screws to hold your sign in place. If it wobbles around or falls, the glass tubes could break and result in the need for expensive repair or replacement of your neon sign.

Keeping your neon sign in good condition will help you enjoy it for many years to come without shelling out the cash to replace it. If you follow these maintenance tips, you should be able to enjoy your sign without any problems, and you'll find that maintenance and care is actually quite easy when you keep up with it.

For assistance and more information, talk to a professional like Sierra Signs & Service, Inc.

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