It is 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon and you find yourself daydreaming about your weekend. Are you planning to focus on your home, maybe you are thinking of updating a room or a part of your home? If so, add window treatments to your list. When you need new treatments, be sure to contact Windows to the World serving Northeastern Pennsylvania. 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!
Your ‘Other’ To-Do List
You’ve made it to Saturday and if you’re like most people, you have basic housekeeping to do. You need to vacuum, dust, and tidy up your home for the upcoming week. However, what is on your “other” to-do list? You know, the one that includes cleaning your blinds and shades, a chore we all tend to put it on the back burner. 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 do it themselves, while others need a professional.
Ways to Clean your Window Treatments
There are a few ways to clean your window treatments
- You can maintain most blinds and shades through regular light dusting.
- When you are in need of a deeper clean, gently vacuum the fabric with a clean brush attachment and use compressed air to clean out cellular shades.
- When 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.
Professionally Cleaning your Window Treatments. 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.
Cleaning your Window Treatments Yourself. Most aluminum and faux wood blinds can be immersed in lukewarm water in your bathtub or sink. Use a gentle detergent and your fingers to gently move the liquid over the slats. Close the blind to rinse and tilt the blind to allow excess water to drain off. You should 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.
Your ‘Other’ Saturday To-do List in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World proudly serves Northeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas from our Mountain Top, Pennsylvania offices. We service Mountain Top, Wilkes Barre, Kingston, Dallas, Larksville, Plymouth, Exeter, Scranton, Conyngham Valley, Drum, Laflin, as well as Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming, PA counties. Count on us for all your window treatment needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.