A Cleaning Guide for your Fairfield Window Treatments

If you are in the market for new window treatments for a room in your Fairfield home and you just need more information about cleaning and maintaining them. You're really busy most of the time, so knowing the easiest way to clean each one may be the deciding factor in deciding which window treatments are best for your Fairfield home. If you have kids, grandkids, or fur babies, you'll have plenty to do without having to deal with window treatments that are exceedingly high-maintenance.  

To help you make that important decision, here is a simple summary of the cleaning requirements of each type of window treatments for your Fairfield home. This should help you decide which of these will best fit into your lifestyle and make your Fairfield home more beautiful while minimizing the effort you will have to put in week after week.


Wood Blinds

For the most part, wood blinds only need a weekly feather dusting. For deeper cleanings once or twice a year, you can treat the wood slats with Murphy's Oil Soap, but you should never clean them with water, as suggested by Budget Blinds of Fairfield. For faux wood blinds, the same applies, except for deep cleaning, which you can do with a moist cloth and mild detergent. 


Vertical Blinds

One of the best things about vertical blinds is, they rarely collect dust, which means they are very low maintenance. In fact, maintenance on vertical blinds is so low, they are highly recommended for Fairfield homes with young children or pets. For cleaning and maintenance purposes, experts recommend vinyl or wood vertical blinds over the fabric. 


Fabric Vanes

The best way to clean fabric vanes is to vacuum them with a brush attachment every couple weeks or so and use a dry cleaner's spot treatment when necessary in your Fairfield home. 


Vinyl Vanes

Likewise, vinyl vanes just need a vacuum with a brush attachment every couple weeks or so. For more serious cleaning, use hot water on a damp microfiber cloth and use gentle circular strokes to remove any stubborn spots. 


Wood Vanes

Like wood blinds, they need just a light feather dusting every few weeks. For more thorough cleaning, as Kevin of Budget Blinds of Fairfield will say, use a wood-safe cleaner like Murphy's Oil as directed. However, do not use water to clean.  

Roller Shades

Fully extend the shade when cleaning. Use a mild dish detergent with warm water, and wring the cloth or sponge before cleaning the shade gently, from bottom to top. Keep the roller shades fully extended while leaving it to dry.


Solar Shades

Use a feather duster to clean weekly in your Fairfield home. For more thorough cleaning, use a soft cloth and mild detergent, or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clean.


Cellular Shades

Most cellular shades come with stain-resistant treatment, which also reduces static electricity. That makes them very easy to clean. You can use compressed air to clean any dust or debris every couple of weeks or so. You can use a microfiber cloth, feather duster or a vacuum with a soft brush attachment for even more thorough cleaning in your Fairfield home. 


Pleated Shades

For pleated shades in your Fairfield home, you can start with a light feather dusting, and then vacuum them from top to bottom with a soft brush attachment, if needed. Treat spots with a soft sponge or cloth and mild detergent, but you should check with the manufacturer beforehand. 


Roman Shades

Vacuum weekly with a soft brush attachment, and to thoroughly clean dirt and grime, use a microfiber cloth or feather duster. Stains can be removed immediately with club soda, to prevent the stain from setting. If that doesn't work, take the fabric to a dry cleaner with an excellent reputation. 


Sheer Shades

In most cases, these can be cleaned with light vacuuming with a soft brush attachment, but you can treat spots with warm water, a damp microfiber cloth, mild dish detergent, and a light touch.


Woven Wood Shades

Woven wood shades should be lightly dusted weekly or use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment. Never use water or harsh chemicals to clean any sort of wood. In the alternative, you can use a dry paintbrush to remove dirt from crevices.  


Call Kevin of Budget Blinds of Fairfield a 203-580-3362 to schedule your free window treatment consultation today. 


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