Mould can be one of the biggest problems people can have in a conservatory – when the air is too humid and the temperature too low, mould will begin to grow. What makes mould such a big problem when it comes to blinds is that it’s almost impossible to remove, and attempts to do so can often damage the blinds permanently.
One of our salesmen recently quoted for a customer in South Glamorgan, who needed to replace their existing Eos Pleated Blinds, as they had become damaged. The customer’s conservatory had developed a leak, which resulted in mould growing on the blinds. The blinds were supplied by another company, and when the customer contacted them, they suggested that they try and remove the blinds and wash them in soapy water (a method that would not do anything to remove the mould). As the mould was caused by a leak in the conservatory, this meant that their guarantee was now void.
The couple then contacted the conservatory builder, informing them of the leak and the damage to the blinds, who eventually took the extraordinary decision to try to resolve the complaint by washing the blinds in bleach!
It should hopefully go without saying that you should never wash your blinds in bleach as it will cause all sorts of problems – in this case the cords became brittle, components started to oxidize and the blue colour of the fabric was noticeably affected by the bleach, meaning that the couple’s blinds had to be replaced anyway.
This is where we come in – having quoted for both replacement Eos Pleated Blinds, and our own pure™ Pleated Blinds, which are much easier to clean and maintain.
The take away from this is that even as the weather gets warmer, it’s still important to prevent mould in your conservatory. Always make sure your blinds are clean, be on the lookout for any leaks, and make sure that there are no parts of the conservatory that stay at a low temperature. That way you can prevent the mould before it even starts to grow.