Many people often avoid cleaning their window treatments because they’re afraid to cause them harm. But at Georgia Blinds & Interiors here in Atlanta, we’d like to point out that keeping your treatments clean will help them stay functional and beautiful and will help extend their life—which makes your investment all the better. Read on for some tips on how to best maintain your Hunter Douglas purchase.
Ways to Clean Window Treatments
Some treatments—and cleaning levels—are easy to take care of on your own, while others will require professional assistance. For example, you can gently vacuum the fabric of your shade with a clean brush attachment. You can try compressed air to clean out cellular shades. And for stains, you can spot-clean most shades and blinds using a soft cloth or sponge with lukewarm water and perhaps a very mild detergent. Be sure not to rub the fabric, though, because rubbing can damage it.
At-Home Solutions for Blinds
Regular light dusting is perfect to maintain a like-new appearance for most blinds. If you have aluminum or faux wood blinds, you can submerge them (but not the headrail, because the lifting mechanism isn’t designed for moisture) in your tub in lukewarm water with a gentle detergent. Gently move the liquid over the slats, and then close the blind to rinse it off, tilting it to be sure any excess water drips off. Re-install the blind while it’s still damp, being sure to keep it fully lowered until it’s completely dry.
Professional Window Treatment Cleaning
Consult with a professional cleaner if your treatment is made with delicate or fine fabrics. They might suggest ultrasonic cleaning or injection/extraction cleaning. To find professional cleaners in your area, call Georgia Blinds & Interiors or Hunter Douglas at 1-888-501-8364 for referrals.
Hunter Douglas Window Treatments in Atlanta & Buckhead GA and Surrounding Areas
Georgia Blinds & Interiors is a Hunter Douglas Gallery serving the Atlanta and Buckhead, GA, areas including Futlon, Dekalb and Cobb counties, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Mid Town, Dunwoody, Marietta, Decatur and surroundings areas. We offer custom blinds, shades, sheers, shutters and draperies to homeowners, realtors, homebuilders, remodeling specialists and interior designers.
Our experienced staff will make your shopping experience one you won’t forget. Together they will work with you to find the perfect solution for your home. Visit our showroom or contact us for a personal in-home design consultation today!