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Tips For Caring For Your Shutters And Blinds

Window coverings - like awnings, drapes, shutters, and blinds - are supposed to help us enjoy our Sunshine Coast homes. They make our living spaces look cleaner and more inviting, protect us from the ubiquitous sun, and prevent our windows from getting quite as dirty, so we don’t have to clean them quite as often.

 

Many of these inherent qualities evaporate when our blinds and shutters get dirty, however. Dirty window coverings could potentially be even worse than dirty windows. At least windows are expected to get dirty! Blinds and shutters just look dingy when they’re dirty, and have the same effect on the rest of the environment.

 

To really get the most out of your shutters and blinds in the Sunshine Coast, a little bit of maintenance is required. We think you’ll agree the work is worth it, when your windows and living areas look brand new and pristine, every time, with these few helpful guidelines.

 

How To Care For Your Shutters And Blinds

There are nearly as many different kinds of window coverings as there are windows in the world. There’s no catch-all, quick-and-easy answer to the best way to take care of your wooden blinds and slatted shades. Here are a few of the more common styles, and how to care for them.

 

Aluminum Blinds

The slats can be very close together and hard to reach in both ½” and 1” Aluminum Blinds, which can create quite a build-up of dust and grime. If it’s been a while since you’ve really gotten in the nooks and crannies of your Aluminum Blinds, you might look for a local sonic cleaning company. Sonic cleaning companies use sound waves to shake dust and debris free from hard-to-reach places. Sonic cleaning companies are highly-trained professionals, and know how to keep their mess contained. It could be a good investment, to save you hours picking dust out of your carpet.

 

Wood Blinds

Although most Wood Blinds have been painted or sealed in some capacity, it’s still not advisable to get them wet, as moisture can cause wood to warp and discolor. To clean your Wood Blinds, use a feather duster or a dry rag. If you do need to use a wet rag, in intense cleaning situations, just make sure to dry the excess moisture when you’re done.

 

Honeycomb Cell Shades

Honeycomb shades are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to their stylish, minimalist, modern design. They look awesome, but they can be awesomely difficult to clean. To clean your honeycomb cell shades use a vacuum, with a soft-bristle brush attachment, to get all those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

 

Clean, beautiful shutters and blinds can make your Sunshine Coast home sparkle and shine like new, without breaking the bank.

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