How to Clean and Maintain Your Roller Blinds for Longevity?

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Roller Blinds for Longevity

If you have decided to invest in roller blinds for your windows, congratulations! You have made an excellent decision for your home, both functionally and aesthetically. As most homeowners know, creating your perfect home can be expensive, which means maintaining it to ensure all aspects have a long lifespan is important.

If you forget to clean your roller blinds or don’t know how to, this comprehensive guide on basic roller blind maintenance is your reminder. You can contact us right away to learn more or keep reading!

1. Vacuum

Many vacuums come with multiple attachments these days, which allows homeowners to customize their vacuuming to the object or surface being maintained. Indoor and outdoor blinds require a delicate touch for vacuum maintenance. Using a brush attachment, gently remove any dust and debris that may have collected on the blinds.

2. Warm Cloth + Soap

When in doubt, use a lukewarm cloth with soapy water. This traditional, tried-and-true method of cleaning works perfectly to wipe down roller blinds and keep them looking perfect. However, do not use this method if your blinds are made from linen-like or cloth material, as it will absorb the water and risk the growth of mildew.

3. Looking to Deep Clean?

To ensure your day and night blinds continue to look pristine from both inside and outside perspectives, a deep clean is required every so often. To do this, remove your roller blinds from their hinges and submerge them in a half-filled bathtub of lukewarm water and a few tablespoons of mild detergent. Let them soak for a couple of hours, and watch the magic happen. Scrub any substantial stains with a brush and then let them air dry completely before hanging them back up.

4. Dust Your Blinds

If you are not regularly dusting your roller blinds, it’s time to start. The longer dust sits on your blinds, the more difficult it can be to clean them long-term. Also, instead of requiring a deep clean more often, weekly dusting can make a significant difference in the appearance and lifespan of your blinds.

5. Quality Matters

While there are always ways to reduce the cost of blinds and shades, there is a balance between quality and cost. Choosing quality roller blinds is imperative for longevity, as cheap roller blinds often deteriorate quickly and are not easily cleaned. Ensure that the fabric and company you have chosen are high-quality, so that you are not buying a short-term product that will force you to buy blinds again only a few years later.

Regardless of the type of blinds you have – from blackout blinds to roller blinds – it is imperative that you treat them well to optimize their lifespan within your home. Cleaning does not need to be a hassle, especially with our tips and tricks. Our goal is to pair premium customer service and high-quality treatments that go beyond your expectations. So let us help you!

For any additional maintenance questions or to learn more about roller blinds for your home, contact Milton Blinds today.

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