March 5, 2018 at 10:47 am

Keeping Your Windows Treatments and Blinds Clean

Turquoise blinds of a houseWindow blinds and treatments give a classy and elegant vibe to your windows and immediately improves the aesthetics of your home. Like many home decorations though, they are usually forgotten and never cleaned out.

As a homeowner, you should be responsible enough to clean your window blinds, treatments, walkway canopies, shades, and shutters at least every once in a while.

Vacuum with a Brush

One of the fastest and easiest ways to clean your blinds and treatments is to vacuum it. While vacuuming your carpet at home, make sure to do the same for your blinds using a brush attachment. When using the vacuum brush, make sure to sweep side to side instead of up and down.

Simply Use a Damp Cloth

Go get a washcloth and wet it a bit – not totally wet, just damp. Simply start at the top and work your way down, then get a clean and dry cloth to avoid moisture building up on the blinds. If you have wooden blinds, make sure to use a slightly damp cloth to avoid damaging it.

Dry Cleaning

If you have fabric blinds at home, you can take them to the dry cleaners for a thorough and damage-free cleaning. If you want to take off a certain spot on your fabric window blinds, just use a sponge and water to clean it out. Don’t rub the material – just dab it gently to take the dirty spots out.

Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals

Harsh chemicals can only damage your blinds further. Avoid using alcohol, baby wipes, and basically anything with alkaline on your blinds. You should also steer clear of spot removers and strong detergents. This can cause discolouration and even damage to your blinds.

If you are in doubt, then your best option would be to leave it to the professionals to have it thoroughly cleaned. That is your best option for removing dirt and dime on your blinds.