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Tips For Cleaning Blinds and Shades

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Whether dusting sculptures, shining mirrors, or vacuuming flat-woven rugs, each homeowner has their own refined routine for sprucing up their space. But while you may think your home shines and sparkles, did you really remember to clean every part? More often than not, homeowners tend to forget to clean their window blinds and shades, allowing a nasty build up of dirt and dust particles that’ll cause a sneezing frenzy.

Sure, homeowners don’t purposely ignore cleaning their window blinds and shades, it sort of just happens. Still, homeowners cannot ignore these neglected areas because blinds and shades host a variety of germs and bacteria that can spell out disaster for your family. During the warmer months when windows are open, window treatments often transport unwanted debris and dust into your home.

Not only will cleaning blinds and shades help eliminate dirt throughout their home, homeowners will also soon notice the air quality improve throughout their home when they take a big breath of fresh air. In order to ensure that you don’t skim over these hard-to-reach areas again, the window professionals at Shading Systems have expert tips to properly clean your window blinds and shades.

How To Clean Faux Wood Blinds

Since homeowners tend to install faux wood blinds in bathrooms or kitchens, it’s of the utmost importance to remove any and all waste. Think about it; would anyone want to cook a meal or freshen up in the presence of dust or debris? Yuck!
Faux Wood blinds are man-made and water-resistant. This resistance allows homeowners to wipe off any debris using a microfiber cleaning cloth and dusting spray on the blind’s surface. This quick and easy method spells doom for even the toughest build-up of debris. Alternately, homeowners can fill a bowl with warm, soapy water and dampened a rag before gently wiping down each slat entirely with a homemade disinfectant. Simply mix one-part water, with one part white-vinegar to create a germ-killing solution. After applying the solution to each slat, be sure to keep the slats open so they can dry properly.

How To Clean Plastic and Aluminum Blinds

Homeowners will find cleaning plastic and aluminum blinds an easy process. First, make sure the blinds remain fully closed. Failing to do so can result in broken, unusable blinds. Next, take a cloth and spray it with a dusting solution before wiping away any debris on the surface of the blinds. Voila! Quick and easy! Furthermore, don’t make the same mistake as countless others by forgetting to clean the backside of the blinds. Next, spray an all-purpose cleaner over the blind’s surface to have it looking clean and shiny. Finally, leave the blinds upon so they can properly dry.

How To Clean Cellular Shades

Cellular shades, frequently referred to as honeycomb shades, allow for an easy to clean surface with a vacuum cleaner. Use the dusting tool attachment on your vacuum to suck away those pesky dust particles, or built up pet dander. Keep in mind that the fabric of these shades may result in a spotty appearance. If you notice spots beginning to form on the freshly clean surface, dip a sponge into a mild dish detergent and warm water solution to quickly rid your shades of any unwanted stains.

How To Clean Roman Shades

This fabric-based shade is so easy to maintain and clean, it’s no wonder that this type of window treatment is a huge hit among homeowners of all ages. When it’s time to give your shades a good ole clean, simply take a vacuum cleaner with a dusting head attachment, and slowly glide over the blind’s surface. Like cellular shades, spotty stains may appear. And like cellular shades, you can remove these spots by gently dabbing the area with a saturated sponge. Once you’re satisfied with its appearance, let your roman shades dry completely before rolling them back up.

How To Clean Skylight Shades

Yes, most homeowners opt for the out of sight out of mind approach when it comes to skylight shades. It may be an arduous process, but homeowners cannot neglect cleaning their skylight shades. Skylight shades are the same as eye level shades; the height is what sets them apart. Cleaning skylight shades might cause more of a hassle, but they still deserve a monthly cleaning. To clean these window treatments, use a stepladder or ladder to reach skylight shades. Detach the shade from the ceiling and place it on the floor. The cleaning process is similar to cleaning cellular and roman shades, however, reassembling skylight shades can be challenging, which is why cleaning skylight shades is usually a two-person job.

Cleaning Your NYC Window Treatments

Though you may not remember to clean your blinds and shades more than the usual one a year Spring Cleaning, limiting cleaning to once a year is a great disservice to the air quality of your home. Since dust easily and frequently collects on any surface, keeping clean blinds and shades maintains a clean airflow and longer lifespan for your window treatment. To find the right solution for your home’s windows, contact a top shading solutions center in the greater New York City area near you today!

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