Cleaning the blinds in your conservatory is important if you want to prolong their life. Most homeowners are tempted to leave their blinds as they are until the dust is noticeable, but that’s a bad idea. Light, regular cleaning is the best approach to keeping your conservatory blinds clean at all times.
This will make cleaning considerably easier as you will be dealing with a small amount of dust. Unlike when you’ve gone a while without cleaning your blinds. Moreover, cleaning your conservatory blinds more frequently makes it easier to control allergies that are caused by dust and mites.
Cleaning Conservatory Roof Blinds
Your roof blinds will have collected insects, dust, and debris over time. As such, the first thing you should do is blow away any loose debris on the blinds. For this, you can use a hairdryer, while taking caution not to use too much power or heat.
The second cleaning step is vacuuming. You should use the upholstery attachment of the vac while maintaining a low suction setting. Gently brush the attachment over the blind, working from top to bottom. If cleaning pleated blinds, extra caution is necessary as the pleats are easily damaged.
Where possible, you can use a damp cloth or feather duster to clean the blinds. Needless to say, your safety comes first. For this reason, you will require a stepladder when cleaning the roof blinds.
Cleaning conservatory side blinds
It’s more than likely that your conservatory has side blinds as well, especially since you’ve got roof blinds. If the side blinds are pleated, you can comfortably clean them just like you cleaned the roof blinds.
That’s not the case with other types of blinds. Here are the most common types of conservatory side blinds and how you can clean them:
• Wooden Venetian blinds
You can clean these using a duster or damp cloth, working from the centre outwards. An ostrich feather duster is one of the most effective for such a cleaning job.
• Other Venetian blinds
If you have metal or faux-wood blinds, you can clean them by immersing them in a bath with warm soapy water. When doing that, however, be careful enough to avoid bending the slats. After you’ve safely placed the blinds in the bath, slosh the warm water gently, and then allow it to soak.
Remove the blinds as carefully as you placed them in the bath, and then wipe them dry (it’s easier to wipe them after you’ve re-hanging)
• Roman blinds
The majority of roman blinds are removable for easier cleaning. There are some that are machine-washable, even though roman blinds are typically meant to be hand washed or dry cleaned. You can check the label to know how you’ll go about washing the blinds.
• Roller blinds
Roller blind fabrics can be cleaned using a soft hand wash detergent and some warm water. The majority of roller blinds are not machine washable. Nonetheless, you can always check the label on the fabric (if there’s one) for more information. The good thing is that most roller blinds can be detached from their brackets so that they lie flat for easier cleaning.
• Vertical blinds
These blinds are some of the easiest to clean, especially if your goal is to keep them free of dust accumulation. The louvres can be taken down individually for cleaning. Their cleaning instructions are the same as those of roller blinds.
Final tips for cleaning curtains and fabric blinds
Before cleaning any of your conservatory blinds or curtains, it’s highly recommended that you read the cleaning instructions on the label.
If the blinds or curtains have no labels or instructions, you can search on the internet to find information that is related to your type of conservatory blinds.
When using a vacuum cleaner to remove dust off of the surface of your blinds, you should also exercise extra caution to avoid damaging any loose adornments or threads.
We hope that our blog has made it easier to clean your conservatory blinds. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0116 366 0652. Or head over to our contact page to fill in the online enquiry form.