Frequently Asked Questions About Window Coverings
Search through all of our frequently asked questions about window coverings. Contact us if you’re question has not been answered and we will happily help you learn more about choosing window coverings for your home or office.
Regular cleaning is key. Draperies need to be dry-cleaned and blinds/shutters can either be wiped down or vacuum-cleaned.
You can call us for dry-cleaning.
Depending of the fabric type we recommend a fabric treatment be cleaned every 3 years. Contact our office staff to schedule an appointment offsite or onsite cleaning with our installation professionals.
Yes. After exposure to dust, cooking, tobacco smoke residues, and other pollutants, your drapes will need to be professionally and thoroughly cleaned. Dry cleaning is recommended for draperies and sheers though some people prefer to have sheers laundered rather than dry cleaned.
In either case, call us or set an appointment to take down, press, dry clean or launder, and professionally reinstall your draperies, sheers, and valances. Most draperies should be professionally cleaned after 2-3 years. Of course environmental circumstances and other factors affect the recommended cleaning interval.
You should dust or vacuum your blinds with your regular household cleaning routine. You can deep clean your blinds once or twice per year.
Take your blinds outside and rest them on a carpet, towel or blanket. Use a soft brush and a bucket of water with a few drops of dish detergent and gently scrub from side to side. Make sure to wash both sides of your blinds. When done, rinse gently with a garden hose and hang to dry.
Vertical blinds are best cleaned when hanging. The easiest way to keep your vertical blinds clean is to vacuum them with a brush attachment during your regular cleaning routine. For fabric and vinyl blinds, you can use a dry sponge to remove any spots that the vacuum was unable to remove.
To keep your wood blinds clean, regularly dust or vacuum them. For deeper cleaning, wipe with a damp cloth. Stained finishes can be treated with lemon oil.
You can bring fabric blinds to a dry cleaner for professional cleaning.
Roller shades and vertical blinds don’t have a surface for dust, so are great low-maintenance options. Cellular shades are also a great options as many are anti-static and won’t attract dust.