How to look after your blinds

Published on February 17, 2011 by in window blinds

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Blinds make a great choice for any room, but it’s not very practical to take them down and put them in the washer as you might with curtains. So how do you look after your blinds and keep them clean? This question may well depend on what type of blinds you have in your home; pleated blinds, roller blinds and vertical blinds are just a few of the numerous types.

Venetian blinds are easy to maintain if you have a feather duster as you can run it carefully along the slats, cleaning them with ease. An alternative to this is to use an attachment on the vacuum cleaner, or you can purchase cans of compressed air that can blow in dust off your blinds. The same methods may be used on vertical blinds, so long as great care and attention is used in order not to damage the strands. A gentle wipe over with a damp cloth can also help to get rid of grease or dirt.

Pleated blinds can be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner attachment, and it is advisable to stay on top of this by doing this at least once a week to stop dust settling into the pleats. Wiping with a damp cloth may also help to keep them clean, but this can depend upon the type of material your blinds are made from.

When looking for tips on cleaning roller blinds in Keighley, Bradford, bear in mind that you should not saturate the blind, but you may use detergent. One of the easiest ways to clean this type of blind is to carefully wipe it over with a damp cloth that has been soaked in diluted detergent. Get into a routine of wiping over the whole of the surface, from the week after putting up the blind, as this will ensure the blind remains as good as new.

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