Venetian blinds not only look wonderful on windows but are also an ideal choice for blocking out sunlight and providing privacy. These window coverings can blend with any interior design needs of a room and are very functional. The downside is that venetian blinds are prone to collecting a lot of dust. Weekly cleaning of venetian blinds can simply be done with the help of a feather duster. However, for a more thorough cleaning, several other techniques are required to remove the build-up of grime and dust that detracts from the air inside the home.
To clean the venetian blinds, the first thing you need to do is open the blinds fully before these are removed from the window tracking. After the removal, place them in a bathtub or any deep cleaning area. Soak the blinds in water until they are completely covered. Add about 1 gallon of white vinegar to the bathwater and swish it across the blinds using your hands. The vinegar works by corroding the grime without causing any damage to the blinds themselves. Leave the blinds in the water for some time until you are sure that all dirt is completely disintegrated from the surface. Once this is done, empty the bathtub and rinse the blinds as well as the tub in cold water. You may use the shower or a showerhead attachment for this purpose. It is highly recommended that the tub be cleaned fully after removing the blinds. During summers, the blinds can be left outside to dry on a clean towel or cloth. During winters, you can pat dry the blinds surface using a soft clean towel before hanging them back on the window.
Dusting the blinds on a weekly basis is important to help in the preventions of build-up of moisture and grime. For getting between the slats, you can use an old sock attached at the end of a broom. Since a lot of care has to be taken in the process to prevent the blinds from getting damaged, hiring professional cleaning services to do the job is a good option. These professionals are more aware of the kind of dust and grime that might be attracted to the blinds and have more knowledge regarding cleaning treatments more suited to different materials. They are also able to dismantle and refix the blinds during the cleaning process in a more appropriate manner.
For most people, the thought of tackling venetian blinds or roller blinds for a thorough cleaning can be daunting task. However, by following simple steps it can be easily done at home. In case deep and effective cleaning is required, professional services can also be hired.