Although curtains, blinds, and other window treatments are usually the last thing on your mind (even when cleaning), they easily gather dirt, dust, and other grime just as quickly as anything else. How often you clean your window treatments depends on how quickly you notice your house gets dirty in general, right? Here’s a quick guide to help you best maintain your drapery and other window treatments. Check out our testimonials at The Steam Team of Austin, Texas.
Take a Close Look at the Material
Believe it or not, the material of your window treatments will determine how often they need to be cleaned and just how to clean them. For every material, be sure to check the care instructions before using any cleaning product or method on it.
The Material Determines the Cleaning Method
For most draperies, we recommend steam cleaning the material. Since steam cleaning doesn’t use any harsh chemicals, most fabrics and other materials can withstand (and benefit from) a thorough steam clean. For sheer material and other thin fabrics, it’s best to call in the professionals. On the other hand, if you’re dealing with heavier materials that are pretty thick, it’s a good idea to phone the professionals, too. It takes the entire task right off your hands, you know the job will get done right, and you know the job will be done well.
In most cases, steam cleaning is your best option for those semi-annual thorough cleanings. Here at The Steam Team, we specialize in steam cleaning upholstery, flooring, and yes -- even those custom window treatments. Our technicians are highly trained professionals that use only the latest equipment in the industry. If you haven’t paid attention to your drapes recently, now’s the perfect time! Give us a call today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced technicians who will walk you through our process and advise you on the what the best care for your home would be.