You want to clean your blinds, but you don’t want to go through the hassle of taking them down. That can involve screws and other things that can possibly wind up getting lost. You can easily avoid doing that.
Here are what some people involved with mobile blind cleaning suggest..
Types of Blinds
First, you need to know what kind of material your blinds are made of. That will tell you what kind of care you need to keep them looking brand new. Some require a very light touch while others are far more hardy..
Aluminum/Metal – Aluminum is the material that makes up most metal blinds. They generally don’t get sun damage, even over a long time. Some can be pre-treated to repel dust.
Fabric – These are not as durable. They are predominant in cellular shades, pleated shades, roller shades, and roman shades.
Faux Wood These are more water resistant than regular wood and tend to be less expensive, too. They can look just as nice as wood and are easy to clean.
Plastic – People tend to get these blinds since they are affordable. They get either vertical or horizontal ones depending on the windows that they have. It can be hard to break any of them too.
Wood – While these look quite nice, they should not get any water on them, since that can cause them to warp and erode. That will cause problems in terms of both aesthetics and usability.
How To Clean Them
Each one of these has different ways of getting them clean.
Aluminum/Metal – Get a dry rag and wipe the blinds to get the dirt and dust off of them. If you have neglected to clean them for a while, then get some soap (not too harsh) and cold water to get any stubborn dirt off.
Fabric – You can use the dust brush attachment of your vacuum to remove dirt . A hair dryer with a “cool air” button also works well.
Faux Wood – Get a soft rag and use gentle soap and a damp cloth.
Plastic – Either a dry cloth or a damp rag with soap on it will work.
Wood – As mentioned before, water makes wood warp. Avoid harsh chemicals and use a feather duster.
Cleaning Without Removing
Just open the blinds, use the proper cleaning material for the types and vacuum any dirt on the floor. Clean the draw strings and you should be good to go.