Ever Deep Cleaned Your Venetian Blinds?
Venetian blinds look great around the home and as such are a popular feature for many homes. They are not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye but they are also very practical and can last a very long time. However there are times when window blinds break and thus do not work in the way that they are supposed to.
How to Deep Clean Venetian Blinds
- Remove the blind from the window and lay down flat on a clean floor.
- Separate the slats.
- If they are dirty they should be wiped down using a damp cloth and a little detergent.
- Dry the slats thoroughly after cleaning each one.
- Before reassembling the blind, this may be the ideal opportunity to rethread a new cord if the old one is looking worn or dirty. This can be done by threading the cord through the pulley system and then threading the slats onto the new cord.
- Cut off any excess cord once all of the slats have been repositioned and then tie knots in the ends of the cords.
- To ensure that the pulley mechanism stays clean and in working order it may be necessary to use the vacuum cleaner attachment to suck up any dirt or dust and wipe the mechanism over with a slightly damp cloth.
- Alternatively, it may also be worth investing in a lubricant to spray onto the pulley to keep it running smoothly.
When first purchasing a venetian blind or any other type of window blinds it is essential to keep any instructions or booklets that may come with the blinds. Such instructions will no doubt have diagrams to show clearly the mechanisms behind the blind and the pulley systems and may also include a section detailing how to rethread cords and replace tabs.
Information booklets may also provide specific cleaning instructions that are tailored to the needs of the specific type of window blinds in question.