How to Keep Blinds Clean
As we go through spring and into summer, we enter the time of year when people start to use both their conservatory and their blinds the most. Rooms like a conservatory can be tough to keep clean. They attract a lot more dirt compared to other rooms in the house, as well as a lot of insects during this time of year. As a result, blinds that are fitted in a conservatory will need a bit more care than standard window blinds throughout the house. So how do you keep blinds clean?
Luckily there are lots of easy ways to make sure that your blinds stay clean. Regular maintenance ensures your blinds will look like new throughout the spring and summer, and for many years to come.
How to keep blinds clean
Depending on the type of blinds you have, it’s possible to clean the fabric of the blinds directly. All of our Solar Design™ fabrics are fully washable, meaning that you can rinse them off in the shower or wash them in warm soapy water. This is different to most other fabrics used in conservatory blinds, which cannot be cleaned to such a degree. Even the fabrics labelled as ‘Easy Care’ can often only be wiped with warm water; as anything stronger may damage the fabric. Duette® fabrics need a little more care to clean properly, but stains can be treated with a soft sponge or brush.
All our manual blinds that are fitted with our own pure™ rails are designed to be easy to remove. This helps with ease of cleaning.
Watch Out For Insects
Insects can be a problem during this time of year, as they can get trapped behind the blinds. If they are not removed regularly, the dead insects can potentially cause stains on the fabric. It’s easy to get any trapped insects out from behind the fabrics. Simply unclip one end of the blind and shake out anything that’s trapped behind it. For blinds that can’t be easily removed; such as motorised blinds, we recommend using a hair dryer behind the fabric to blow out any debris.
Keep the Conservatory CleanIf you make sure the rest of the conservatory is kept clean – especially the glass behind the blinds – then it will be a lot easier to keep the blinds clean. This is especially important if the room also has a problem with moisture and condensation; as it means that mould may start to grow on the fabrics. Mould cannot be easily removed once it starts.
Our blinds have been designed to be as easy to clean and maintain as possible, so they stay looking like new even years after they have been fitted. We also make sure that all of our customers are provided with enough information to maintain their blinds properly. Our experts demonstrate the blinds after installation, and also explain general maintenance tips. We also have a comprehensive “MyBlinds” customer area on our website, which contains instructional videos showing how to perform simple maintenance tasks.If you are considering a new set of blinds; take a look at our full range of conservatory blinds for inspiration.