Making the investment in good quality blinds and curtains for your home or office is no cheap endeavour – we understand the costs involved! That’s why it’s imperative to maintain the upkeep of what may seem like a rather unassuming home or office accessory. Nothing can bring a room down more than shabby, unkempt blinds and curtains – don’t let it get that far, as the replacement of your blinds and curtains could turn out to be far more expensive than simple maintenance. For professional blind cleaning services in the KwaZulu-Natal region, look no further than Stimvak Services!
There is no rocket science behind blinds cleaning, the key is just to stay on-top of their maintenance in order to guarantee their longevity. Stimvak Services are well recognised as experts in blind cleaning services throughout Durban and can ensure your home or office space is always in prime condition with some of the best blind cleaning techniques and machinery on the market today. As professional blind cleaners in Durban, we also offer some of the best tips on how to clean your blinds without the assistance of a professional.
Let’s face facts: properly cleaned and maintained blinds will keep last twice as long – for some of the best blind cleaning tips for around your home or office, we have outlined them below:
How to keep your blinds clean
When it comes to blinds cleaning, there are generally two schools thought:
- Use a cloth, some warm soapy water and a bucket to clean them down or…
- Take your blinds down, place them in a bathtub, scrub them, dry them, then hang them back up
Which of these processes seems totally unnecessary and just plain time-consuming? You guessed it! With regular maintenance and cleaning there really is no need to dismantle and scrub your blinds. Generally, if you have taken the time to maintain and clean your blinds, there will be absolutely no need to take them down for a clean.
Best ways to clean your blinds at home
Whether you have wooden blinds, fabric blinds or aluminium or metal blinds, you should get into the habit of vacuuming your blinds across the slats at least once or twice a month. If you have basic metal or vinyl blinds, you will be able to do this quite easily with a traditional duster or a cloth. Ultimately, this will prevent dirt and dust from building up on your blinds and reduce the risk of your blinds staining.
In the event that you do experience staining of your blinds, perform a spot clean with an all-purpose cleaner and a dry cloth. You should never, ever spray cleaner directly onto your blinds, though, as this could make the problem worse! If you need assistance on how to deep clean your blinds, then a professional service, such as the one offered by Stimvak Services, may be on the cards!
Simple steps for blinds cleaning
Our advice on how to keep your blinds clean really is fool-proof, literally anyone can do it, but if you believe your blinds are too far-gone, Stimvak Services is always just a call away!
Step one: dust them off!
One of the first steps to cleaning your blinds from home or your office is to dust off the blind as best as possible using a duster – or better yet, a vacuum.
For horizontal blinds, work top to bottom, and for vertical blinds, work left to right, starting at the top and gently pulling down toward the bottom.
If you are using a vacuum, select a brush attachment, and if you are going to dust by hand you can you can choose any of one these items such as simple microfiber cloth, or even an old sock turned inside out. Try to avoid feather dusters as they throw dust around too much!
Step two: wash them clean!
Add 3 drops of dish washing liquid into a bowl or bucket and fill with warm water. Take a microfiber cloth and dunk it in the mixture, wring out well to the point of the cloth being just damp.
Twist the blind slats so they lie completely flat, tilting slightly towards you, allowing you to slip your hand in easily. Pinch the cloth around each blind slat and wipe away dirt and dust by pulling the cloth to the other end of the slat. Rinse your cloth as you go, you’ll be surprised how dirty your cloth is going to get!
If you have heavy staining on the blinds such as grease, dead bug residue, dog slobber or nicotine, you can add a bit of baking soda to the wash (approximately a tablespoon), which should help break down the dirt build up.
Once your blinds are clean, remember to maintain them by dusting on a regular basis using a simple duster or your vacuum; just turn the blinds upright and work from the top and make your way to the bottom. It really doesn’t get any simpler than that when it comes to the best way to clean your blinds at home!
Cleaning fabric blinds
As professionals in blind cleaning services, we highly recommend you vacuum your fabric blinds regularly to avoid build-up and discolouration. The bottom line is that dust attracts dirt, which leads to discolouration. So, if you are dusting regularly, you should more than likely avoid dirt and scum build up on fabric blinds.
If dusting is just not doing the trick, you may need to take them down and give them a wash. You will need to completely unroll them, vacuum first, then use warm soapy water on a well-wrung out sponge and wash each side. It’s best to leave unrolled for a day or two and allow to dry. Remember to always test in an inconspicuous area first to avoid damage, and for ‘accordion’ style fabric blinds, you might be better off having them professionally cleaned by Stimvak Services!
Professional blind cleaning services
If your blinds are in dire need of some TLC and you want them looking as good as new, Stimvak Services are blind cleaners operating in Glenwood, Durban North, Morningside, Pinetown and other major parts of Durban. For the best-of-the-best Durban blind cleaners, our team is professional, time efficient, courteous and highly affordable! For blind cleaning in Durban, get in touch with us!