Maintain the beauty of your window treatments for years to come by following these 3 simple tips, including: follow manufacturer’s cleaning instructions, consider professional cleaning and fix tears and rips immediately.
Follow Manufacturer’s Cleaning Instructions
Make sure that you have read and understood the manufacturer directions in caring for the materials of your window treatments. Using harsh detergents on wood window treatments may damage them. Most window treatment specialists only recommend dry cleaning window treatments to avoid shrinking and/or warping.
Use a Scotch Guard on your fabrics to protect them from little messy hands or from pets. Make sure you’re the Scotch Guard can be safely applied to your window treatment fabric.
Gently Brush your fabrics regularly to keep dust and dirt from accumulating and compromising the weave of your material. Dry clean on a regular basis. Source: BestWindowTreatments
Consider Professional Cleaning
Reference the Instruction Guides within the Specifications section for individual product cleaning information.
- Injection/extraction cleaning: This type of cleaning injects a cleaning solution into the fabric and extracts the dirty solution in the same motion. It is a very effective way to deep clean your window treatments. The service is typically performed in the home so there is no need to remove your window treatments. NOTE: Do not use this method to clean fabric-covered head rails or fabric-covered valances. A dry method is recommended for these along with certain fabrics.
- Ultrasonic cleaning: Professional ultrasonic cleaning is recommended for several products. This method involves immersing the product in a tank of cleaning solution. Source: HunterDouglas
Fix Tears and Rips Immediately
If you don’t, they will only grow longer and since curtains are often grabbed when people look out of the window, tears become very fragile points on curtains.
Tip: Fix weeping windows. If you don’t, the moisture will cause mildew build-up on the curtains and this can occur with such regularity that your curtains will simply not last. Treat the source and spare the curtain costs. Source: wikiHow
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