The best way to care for your blinds

Although blinds are an excellent choice for durability in window coverings, it is true that you need to have a regular schedule of maintenance to make sure they last for decades to come. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be difficult! Blinds are pretty easy to clean and take care of with just a regular housework routine. Such is the significant advantage of choosing them for your home.

Here’s a look at how to clean the specific types of blinds you might choose for your residence.

Wood blinds

When cleaning wood blinds, treat them like you would any other wooden furniture. Dry-dust your blinds often, or use the vacuum brush attachment. When using the brush, tilt your blinds in one direction, sweep the brush over that side, and then tilt it in the other direction and use that same technique.

Following up this cleaning with a soft rag and furniture polish will also work wonders. You can also use a toothbrush and furniture polish for any hard-to-reach areas. And, don’t forget the strings – just a simple wipe with a cloth will take care of those.

Composite wood blinds

This is one key difference in caring for these blinds – you can use water. Just use a light spray, though, and wipe it off with a dry cloth. Mild cleaning solutions can also be used, which may help with any potential bacteria. For these strings, you can also clean them up with a damp cloth.

Aluminum blinds

For this type of blind, you can use your preferred common household cleaning product during the dusting or washing process. You can also easily wipe down the slats with a damp cloth.

This is another situation where you can also use a brush attachment connected to a vacuum as part of the cleaning process. This is especially effective if you are combating dust that can gather on the blinds.

We can find the right fit for your home

We want to make sure that whether you choose blinds or another option that we can provide, we can work with both your style preferences as well as your budget. We can always find the perfect window treatment to complement the look of your home.

Give us a call today to schedule a free in-home estimate at 801-692-2490. You can also visit us online to learn more about our wide range of coverings and treatments.