You have a long weekend and it’s time to focus on your home that is often neglected during the week. You know you will focus on the typical cleaning chores, you might even be thinking of updating a room or a part of your home, but did window treatments make your list? If you need new treatments or advice about how to maintain them, be sure to contact Custom Creations & Interiors serving Marble Falls, TX. We can help you find the right solution for the right price. Once you’ve done that, you can move to the rest of your to-dos!
Cleaning your Window Treatments
You’ve made it to Saturday, and you have basic housekeeping to do, from vacuuming to dusting to tidying. But perhaps now it’s time to look at your “other” to-do list, you know, the one that includes cleaning your blinds and shades. When it comes to cleaning window treatments, we all tend to put it on the back burner until we see the grime building up. After all, it’s not something we do on a regular basis, and we don’t want to make a mistake and ruin them! Some treatments are perfect for those who want to clean it themselves, but others need a professional.
Clean it Yourself. Most aluminum and faux wood blinds can be immersed in lukewarm water in your bathtub or sink, following the steps below:
- Use your fingers to move a gentle detergent and the liquid over the slats.
- Close the blind to rinse and tilt the blind to allow excess water to drain off.
- Re-install your damp blind, and lower it allowing it to dry completely.
In all cases, you should never submerge the headrail of your window treatment. Typically, the lifting mechanisms housed in the headrail are not designed for moisture.
Have a Professional Do It. For delicate and fine fabrics, you should consult the professionals. Ultrasonic cleaning is recommended for several blinds and shades, but not all. Also, injection/extraction cleaning can be used for most soft, fabric-based treatments. This service is typically performed in your home, so there is no need to remove your window treatments. To find these cleaning services in your area, you can search the internet or, call Hunter Douglas at 1-888-501-8364 for referrals. Remember, each cleaning facility is independently owned, so it’s up to you to find the best one for your treatments.
Other Tips when Cleaning your Window Treatments
- Regular light dusting is perfect to maintain a like-new appearance for most blinds and shades.
- For a deeper cleaning, gently vacuum the fabric with a clean brush attachment. You can also use compressed air to clean out cellular shades.
- If you have a stain, you can spot-clean most shades and blinds using a soft cloth or sponge with lukewarm water and perhaps a very mild detergent. Never rub the fabric, rubbing could crease or damage it.
Cleaning your Window Treatments in San Marcos and Marble Falls TX Area
At Custom Creations & Interiors, we are committed to bringing you superior and personalized customer service. We offer a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including sheers and shadings, honeycomb shades, plantation shutters, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, roller shades, and woven wood shades, and more.
We proudly serve Marble Falls, San Marcos, the Hill Country, the Highland Lakes area and Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland, Johnson City, Fredericksburg, Dripping Springs, Kyle, and Buda TX and surrounding cities.
Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.