Office window blinds are often overlooked when it comes to a regular cleaning routine. It may be because blinds are in an inconvenient area or because time doesn’t allow for this type of cleaning. We want to talk about how to clean your office blinds after they have been neglected for a while as well as how to keep them looking nice when you include your blinds on a regular cleaning schedule. After a deep cleaning of your office blinds, the lighter maintenance process will be easier to work in to your normal cleaning activity. Keeping blinds clean can cut down on dust and allergens in your office and workplace, too.
How to Clean your Office Blinds
Deep Cleaning Office Blinds
First, let’s talk about deep cleaning office blinds that haven’t been cleaned in a while. Dust and dirt might have accumulated on the slats of the blinds and the blinds will need more attention to address this build-up. After this deep cleaning, a maintenance schedule will work great to keep them looking their best.
Starting with a moist rag and wiping all the slats clean is one way to tackle a neglected blind. You can also try a vacuum with the brush head attachment. Using a vacuum is also a great way to reach higher areas on and around your office blinds. You might need to use a step stool, otherwise, to reach higher window and blind areas.
Once your blinds are wiped down, make sure to include this type of cleaning into your regular cleaning schedule so the deep clean step is a thing of the past. Having a maintenance type of blind cleaning schedule will keep your office blinds dust-free and help you avoid building in time for a deep clean.
Regular Blinds Cleaning
A vacuum with the brush head attachment is a great option for cleaning and dusting your blinds regularly. Blinds cleaning will go more quickly when it’s a maintenance cleaning versus a deep cleaning. You can also use a damp rag if you’d like. A duster with spray or polish sprayed on it is also a great way to tackle office blinds regularly.
Cleaning Wood Blinds
Wood blinds are a more delicate window blind material. If you are starting with a deep clean, you can still consider using a damp cloth while reversing both sides of the blinds so they are flat and closed in order to get all the edges. Make sure the cloth isn’t too moist. Consider taking a dry towel to the blinds afterward to dry the wood quickly. Again, the cloth should just be slightly moist and not soaking wet. If you’d like, you can use a wood polish on the rag instead of water. This is safe and can leave your blinds with a nice shine. A vacuum with the brush head is also a good option for cleaning wood blinds.
Adjusting Office Blinds During Cleaning
Whichever process you choose, make sure to clean all areas of your office blinds by first closing them flat. Then you can easily wipe down both the front and the back of the window blinds. From here, you will want to reverse the blinds by switching the handle so the front and back surfaces are reversed from how you first wiped them. Now you can wipe both sides again. You will be able to get all the edges of your office blinds in this manner. Make sure to keep an eye on the edges of your blinds where cleaning tools might miss because of the angle of the blinds or the positions in which the tools are held.
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The easy way to help keep your office space clean, including your blinds, is to hire a professional cleaning team to come and clean your facility. The cleaning staff should be educated on any special sanitizing needs, procedures, and requirements that are involved with having a presence in your office and workspace. Let us do the work for you!
We at Clean Method provide this type of professional cleaning service. Learn more about our cleaning services for all your janitorial needs. Our professional cleaning staff is bonded, insured and maintains OSHA compliance. We would be happy to clean it for you. Please contact us online or call us at 571.451.0441 for answers to your questions and to schedule your janitorial cleaning appointment today!