Cleaning Blinds

Cleaning your blinds is a very simple process but can be time-consuming – especially if you are in a corporate environment.
Blinds cleaning is, however, very important to ensure that your blinds last that much longer.

DIY Cleaning

There are several advantages to cleaning your blinds yourself – you can assign this task as part of your cleaning staff’s regular duties and so it need not cost you any extra or you can do the job yourself.

The blinds should be dusted at least once a week and should be wiped down with a damp cloth every couple of weeks or so, depending on how dusty and dirty the area has become.

Be careful what cleaning materials you use – it is wise to check a manufacturer’s recommendations to avoid using chemicals that may damage the finish. When it comes to wooden blinds, you also need to be careful not to use a cloth that is too wet as this can cause damage to the blinds and cause them to warp.

With fabric blinds, it is important to check exactly what the manufacturer’s recommendations are. You run the risk of rubbing the dirt into the fabric or smearing it if you choose the wrong cleaners. In some cases, it may be preferable to hire professional cleaners.

Calling in a Professional

Having a professional in to clean the blinds can help to rejuvenate them and allow them to look great for longer.

A professional will not only save you the time and trouble of having to clean the blinds yourself, they will know exactly what methods to use to get the best results.

They have access to more specialised equipment such as ultrasonic cleaners. These work by emitting sound waves through an aqueous solution. The first set of waves creates a low-pressure front that results in the formation of bubbles.

These bubbles are then burst by the subsequent high pressure front and dirt
is thus removed from the surface.

They will also use cleaners that are only commercially available and will be able to apply these without damaging the blinds in any way. The cost depends on the complexity of the job – it is best to phone ahead and get a quote.

The best solution is to use a combination of both methods – conduct weekly cleaning sessions and have the professionals come in every twelve months so to do a deep clean – or more often if dirt is a problem.

Just make sure to choose the best company possible to suit your needs and your blind cleaning woes will be over.