Window treatments are the decorative final touch to complete your rooms and create a warm room but are also a way to protect your furniture and flooring from being damaged by sunlight.

With so many options available to choose from, the possibilities are endless. However, window treatments are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. Dust and dirt can build up on window treatments and can become an allergen in your home.

Are you worried that might happen to your home? Some drapes and curtains can be machine washed, but always consult the label and manufacturer’s recommendation. Other drapes and curtains can only be dry cleaned.

To remove dust from curtains, use the upholstery attachment and low suction. If it’s a delicate fabric, avoid using any brush attachment or high suction.

Wood blinds can be dusted with a feather duster. It is important to be cautious when cleaning wood blinds. Wood blinds that get wet can discolor the wood or cause the wood to warp.

A special cleaner for wood can be sprayed on a clean cloth to wipe each slat gently. Wood blinds are durable, but special care is needed to preserve the wood.

Vinyl and plastic blinds are most likely the most cost-effective window treatment and the one that is easiest to clean. They can not only be feather dusted, but also washed.

To adequately clean these types of window treatments, do the following: open the blinds and let them down all the way to expose all of the slats. Make sure all of the blinds are in the horizontal position and vacuum any loose dust.

Fill a bucket with warm water and a about an ounce of dish soap and wipe each slat from one edge to the other. If you decide to wash them in the tub, make sure the blinds are completely dry before putting them back up.

As always, consult the manufacturer’s instructions for any window covering. If needed, use a professional to clean the window treatments at least twice a year. Because window coverings are not part of a routine house cleaning, they are often overlooked.

If you are ready to hire a housekeeping professional company, Maid 2 Clean is ready to tackle your weekly or bi-weekly cleaning!

Call us at 570-588-8944 for a free quote!