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How to Clean Vertical Blinds
Published on Wednesday, 29 May 2013

How to Clean Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds add an instant touch of class, professionalism and sophistication to any room, which is why they are so popular amongst offices, Doctor’s surgeries, Law firms etc. However, when it comes to cleaning them, there is nothing classy about it. In fact, vertical blinds might be the hardest type of blinds to clean. However, it is not impossible, so there is no excuse for you not to clean yours.

The first thing you need to do is remove the dust from them. Unlike venetian blinds, vertical blinds are made of fabric, which makes it harder to remove the dust. There are a few ways in which this can be done, so pick your favourite and get cracking!

The first way to dust a venetian blind is to use a duster of course. Nor just any old duster though, a special duster made of lamb’s wool, which is going to remove the dust properly. You may wish to use a dusting detergent spray which aims to loosen some of the dust off of the blinds. Simply use the duster to dust off all the dirt and dust that has accumulated on the blinds.

If this task seems to time consuming or daunting to you, there is another alternative that many people prefer. Simply use a vacuum cleaner to hoover the dust off of the blinds. You may need to use a special attachment, but these are supplied with most hoovers anyway so that should not be a problem. Once again, a dusting detergent spray can be used which is going to aid the removal of dust.

Blinds should be dusted on a weekly basis to avoid any serious stains or dirt to settle into your blinds. Failing to clean your blinds on a regular basis will mean that you may need to wash your blinds in order to get them back to their original state, which is going to mean more manual labour for you.

If you do need to wash your blinds, always ensure that you do so by hand. Always make sure that you remove the blinds before you wash them. Due to their size and material, it is recommended that you wash your blinds in the bathtub using warm soapy water. If your blinds are not coloured and have severe stains, you can add a little bleach to the water which should get rid of even the toughest stain. Make sure to use a sponge and clean each slat individually.

When you’re done, rinse the blinds thoroughly to ensure that you have removed all of the soap. Hang them up straight away and allow them to dry naturally. It may be wise to keep plenty of towels underneath the blinds, since you may find that they will drip whilst drying.

Under no circumstances should blinds be washed in the washing machine, even if they are made out of fabric. Similarly, never dry blinds in a tumble dryer, since this is only going to damage them.

Clean blinds are essential to keep a place looking fresh and clean, especially in a professional place where you wish to show class, sophistication and professionalism. Do not let something as small and as simple as blinds affect the overall environment and ambiance of the premise.

Cleaning blinds may seem like unnecessary hassle, but mark my words, the results are totally worth it. So stop making excuses today, grab your equipment and get cleaning…you will not regret it.


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