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How to Clean Curtains

How to Clean Curtains

Curtains are not just for avoiding the sun but also for decorating and refreshing your house. The colours and patterns you chose, determine the room’s look. You should also know that this beautiful piece of decoration is a breeding ground for germs, mites and dust. It’s recommended to clean your curtains every three months. If you suffer from asthma or allergies you should pay extra attention to curtain cleaning. Every time curtains are opened or closed dust and other debris begin swirling around the house.

Before taking any action to be sure about the curtain fabric and pick the right method for your curtain. If you are unsure or don’t want to risk it Justmop curtain cleaning services offers affordable and reliable professional curtain cleaning. Before booking a curtain cleaning session, we recommend you decide what type of cleaning you require. If you have asthma if you have kids or are expecting to opt for wet curtain cleaning as dry curtain cleaning can trigger asthma or cause respiratory ailments.

You’re still reading so we assume you want to handle curtain cleaning by yourself. Then there are a few tips for you.

Dry-cleaning only curtains: Let’s start with the risky one. We definitely recommend you to take them to a dry cleaner. But if they are old and if you have already started making plans for replacing them you can take the risk and wash them. Keep in mind that washing them may ruin them completely. If you decide to take that risk wash one panel at a time on gentle cycle using cold water. And hang them where they belong immediately to avoid wrinkles. Don’t dry them in the dryer or on the line.

Sheer curtains: To have bright and clean sheer curtains you have to add laundry starch to your load along with laundry detergent. One cup of laundry starch per load will whiten your curtains. When you wash sheer curtains don’t let it spin more than 600 and keep the water temperature below 30 Celsius degrees.

The best way to keep your sheer curtains white is to use one cup of laundry starch per load.

Shades: For your shades, you can follow the same procedure as with sheer curtains. You can spin them 800. Don’t let them dry in the washing machine. Rehang them immediately.

Shell curtains: If you have bead or shell curtains you can’t take them down to wash for many reasons. They would tangle and fall apart while washing. The best thing to do is to wash them in place. Hang a bed sheet behind and lay towels on the floor beneath the curtain. Fill a spray bottle with 2 cups warm water and 2-3 drops of liquid dish detergent. Spray the curtain top to bottom. Wipe them with a damp washcloth and let it dry.

Prefer to clean your shell curtains without taking them down.

There are a few ways to keep your curtains in good shape between washings. Before starting to clean a room, give curtains a good shake to dislodge dust. Wait for the dust settle and then vacuum. When you do monthly cleaning use your vacuum machine’s dust brush to vacuum all the dirt and dust on your curtain. You can also use a lint roller to remove dust and pet hair from curtains.

Curtain cleaning can be challenging and stressful. It’s better to book a curtain cleaning session and leave it to the professionals. Have a look at Justmop’s website or mobile apps to get more information about curtain cleaning and to book one!

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