The first thing you do after window replacements is order blinds for the new windows. You probably don’t consider that some blinds are susceptible to dust and pollution. Over time the blinds on the windows accumulate a lot of dust which doesn’t just affect the house’s beauty but also creates an unhygienic environment. Therefore, it is imperative to clean your window blinds regularly.

Window Replacement: Cleaning the Blinds

Cleaning window blinds is not an easy task. With so many different nooks and crannies, it can get tricky. When cleaning, you should clean them correctly and thoroughly. Using inappropriate cleaning materials may damage the blinds or your window. Let’s take a look at few steps on how to clean your window blinds.

Steps to Cleaning Blinds

Before you start cleaning your blinds, you should first know that different materials may require slightly different procedures for cleaning. However, in general, the cleaning steps are the same.

Dust Removal

Dust the blinds using a smooth, dry cloth or a lint roller. Lint rollers can easily remove dust from the blinds without damaging them. Avoid using any solution or strong chemical cleaners. These products can damage your blinds and possibly the window glass.

Dealing With Different Materials

Some of the most common window blinds are made of aluminum, wood, or faux wood. Different materials may require other methods of cleaning.

Wood Blinds

Never use water or strong cleaners on wood blinds. Water can warp the slats, and some cleaners can ruin the finish. Vacuum the blinds using a soft brush attachment. Use a soft and smooth cloth to apply furniture polish on each slat individually.

Aluminum Blinds

There are several different ways you can clean your aluminum blinds. You can use the general methods of vacuuming the blinds with a soft brush attachment and cleaning them with a soft cloth and mild soapy solution.

However, the following method works best if you have many blinds in your house and wish to clean them simultaneously. Use your bathtub or any watertight container that can fit your blinds. Fill the tub with water. Add some dish soap. Soak the blinds in this water and gently scrub them with a soft sponge. Once done, let them dry.

Faux Wood Blinds

Cleaning faux wood blinds is easy. Close the blinds and vacuum both sides with the soft brush attachment while keeping the vacuum suction settings low. You can also use a duster or soft sponge with a soapy solution to clean each slat individually.

Windows By Toll

Are you thinking of replacing some windows in your home? Windows By Toll can help. Our experts can recommend the best windows to suit your home and budget. Contact us today at 203-580-9945 and schedule an appointment for window replacements.