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Maintaining Your Blinds and Shades

How to Keep Your Blinds and Shades in Good Condition

Here’s what you need to do to keep your blinds and shades appealing and functional.

Around your home, there are many things that have to be given care. Blinds and shades are no exception to this rule. With proper maintenance, your blinds and shades will not only look great, but they will also perform optimally. For most people, only light maintenance is needed to keep you from encountering problems later on. Here’s what you need to do to keep your blinds and shades appealing and functional.

Your Blinds and Shades Should be Dust-Free

Your blinds and shades are most commonly threatened by the likes of pet hair, pollen, and dust. There is often plenty of foot traffic where you have them installed, which means dust gets kicked up frequently.

Fortunately, you can remedy this dust problem by creating a rigid dusting schedule. If you dust your window treatments every week, you won’t have to worry about too much dust accumulating. You avoid having to take more extreme measures to keep them in good condition.

To dust them, use a soft brush. You can often find one as an attachment for your vacuum cleaner. When trying to squeeze into tight nooks, go with a duster or even an old sock. As long as it can fit into the small area, it will do just fine. Lastly, for any areas on your slats and fabric that have more stubborn dirt and dust, a mild cleaning solution and some warm water should do the trick. This gets rid of resilient stains that couldn’t be removed by other means.

Get Rid of Wrinkles

Blinds and shades look their best whenever they are free of wrinkles, creases, folds, and bumps. Many factors contribute to wrinkling, including humidity and having your blinds and shades raised for an extended amount of time. There are two things you can do to get wrinkles off of your window treatments.

First, you can lower them for a few days. If you raise and lower them constantly, they don’t have the chance to stay in one position for too long. You’ll want to lower them for around 2 to 3 days. Wrinkles should start disappearing on their own, which makes less work for you.

If you want to take action yourself, you can steam your blinds and shades to remove pesky wrinkles. This is the easiest solution available that requires intervention. Handheld steamers used on clothes can also be used on your window treatments. You want one that puts out a continuous stream of steam. Apply gentle pressure to the shade’s bottom while you steam it.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

With the state of the country as it is, and taking into consideration the safety of our fellow citizens, our showroom is “BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.”  We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at mike@mikesflooringanddesigncenter.com and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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