How to clean curtains and blinds
Are you wondering how to clean curtains and blinds? They can be heavy and dry cleaning can be expensive.
Are you wondering how to clean curtains and blinds? They can be heavy and dry cleaning can be expensive. Here are some tips to help you save money. The best way to maintain them is to remove any dirt and dust from the fabric by vacuuming regularly every few months with a brush or upholstery attachment. The top of curtains or blinds is where dust settles most. Ideally, turn down the suction and work in gentle strokes from the top down.
Cleaning companies like Safeclean will do a ‘freshen up’ clean on site. Dry cleaning means you’ll have to take curtains/blinds down. Be aware that when fabric is dry cleaned, even using solvent dry cleaning methods, it can shrink fabric by up to 5%. Different fabrics shrink at different rates so lining, interlining and face fabric will react accordingly. This can alter and even ruin the way they drape. When dry cleaning roman blinds remove the dowelling rods, bottom weight bar, cords and top batten. You will have to do some careful unpicking. A dry cleaner may be able to do this job for you. We would never recommend machine washing curtains or blinds unless they’re made from washable fabric and unlined/un-interlined. Even fabrics labelled washable can shrink considerably. If your windows are draughty fabric will get dirty far more quickly, especially if you live near a busy road. So remember to vacuum regularly or call in an on site cleaning company once a year.