Curtain Cleaning – How to Keep Your Curtains Looking New

Curtain cleaning is an essential part of home maintenance. They collect dust, greasy finger marks and pet hair (especially in homes with animals) that can stain the fabric over time. Whether your curtains are made of cotton, linen, silk or another material, it’s important to clean them two to four times a year to prevent build-up. Depending on the fabric type and your needs, you may choose to machine wash or hand wash them.

Regularly vacuuming your curtains will also help to keep them cleaner between professional washings. The upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner is ideal for this as it won’t risk snagging the fabric or leaving a residue.

Vacuuming your curtains will also loosen any dirt particles and make it easier to spot any stains, such as those caused by wine or coffee. If your curtains are made from a synthetic or polyester fibre, then they can be washed in a machine with cool water and a mild detergent. However, it’s important to check the care label before washing. If the fabric is dry-clean only, then you’ll need to have your curtains professionally dry cleaned.

You can also use a steam-cleaning wand on your curtains to get them looking like new without taking them down. This will remove the surface dust and dirt but won’t remove the embedded stains. If you’re using a steam-cleaning system, then it’s recommended to do a spot-test before spraying the whole curtain.

When washing your curtains, it’s crucial to take down any hardware such as rods and hooks to prevent them from getting caught up in the machinery. Before putting them back up, you can either steam or iron them to keep them from shrinking. If your curtains are made from a delicate material, then you should only machine wash them if the care label indicates it’s safe to do so.

It’s also important to wash your curtains separately, especially if they’re made of different colors. This will prevent the colours from fading or bleeding and helps to keep the brightness of your fabrics. When washing synthetic curtains, you should always tumble dry them on a low heat setting to avoid shrinkage.

During your Curtain cleaning process, we’ll use a specialist solvent to treat heavy soils and staining on the surface of your fabrics and will then proceed with the method recommended by the care label. We’ll also inspect your curtains for any signs of damage to the fabric or stains, such as tears or burns and use our expertise to repair them wherever possible.

Professional curtain cleaning will also rid your curtains of harmful bacteria and fungus, which can be trapped in the folds of your fabrics over time. Mould and mildew can cause a variety of health issues, from asthma to runny noses and coughing. Our curtain cleaning service will rid your curtains of these irritants to protect your family’s health and well-being.

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