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Cleaning blinds and shades

January 20, 2019

Cleaning blinds and shades

When homeowners clean the home, they take care of things such as furniture, cabinets, equipment and the floor. This is all good, until you think that window treatments such as blinds and shades are completely ignored. No matter how clean your room seems, you are never really quite there until you get to the treatments, where dust and germs tend to thrive. Next time you want to spruce up the place, start with your window treatments.

Cleaning faux wood blinds

Homeowners love to put up these blinds in sensitive areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, and these places gather dirt very quickly. Faux wood blinds are water resistance, so dirt won’t be able to get in and become caked. Most of the time, all you need is a cleaning cloth and  a dusting spray. Simply wipe down the surface and spray it, and all debris will exit. Soapy water and a dampened cloth also do it all pretty well. After cleaning, keep each slat on the window open so that the drying process is quick and thorough.

Cleaning plastic, aluminum blinds

Spray a piece of cloth with a dusting solution and use it to wipe dirt off the blinds. Just like that, and you got some swanky looking blinds in front of you. To enhance the final look, throw in an all-purpose cleaning product. Always remember to clean both sides of your blinds. Leave the blinds up so that they can dry quickly. Plastic and aluminum are some of the easiest materials to clean out there, and the results are, well, shiny!

 Cleaning cellular shades

A vacuum cleaner will make short work of these types of shades. Your cleaner has a dusting tool, and you can use it to get rid of dust particles or pet dander that has been settling. Sometimes, the shades may look spotty after vacuuming, but you can always solve that problem by wiping them off with a sponge that has been dipped in a mixture of warm water and dish detergent.

 Cleaning roman shades

The reason roman shades are so popular in homes and offices is because they are so easy to clean. They are fabric-based, and this makes things even easier. Glide your vacuum cleaner over the surface of the shade, and make sure that the cleaner has the dusting head attachment on. It cleans pretty nice, but you may also notice a few stains here and there at the end of the process. As before, use a wet sponge to tidy things up. When all is done, let the shades dry-never roll them wet.

Your mini blinds, shutters, and shades will need to stay clean at all times. Whenever you clean your home, remember that you are not done until window treatments are attended to. This way, you get to avoid germs, dust and debris that tend to rack up over time. Not only that; you will notice that the air around the house starts to feel cleaner and less choky.

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