Blinds get dirty, it’s true. And if you don’t often open or close them, it might take you a while before you notice the built-up dust. Cleaning the fabric vertical blinds at your office on a regular basis is the best way to keep them looking like new. If it’s been a while since you last cleaned your office blinds, this post is for you. Let’s talk about how to clean vertical fabric blinds.
How to Clean Vertical Fabric Blinds
Cleaning office fabric blinds should be done on a regular basis. Granted, your fabric vertical blinds likely don’t need as much cleaning attention as other areas of your workplace, so their regular cleaning schedule might be a monthly rotation or quarterly depending on the circumstances. Fabric vertical blinds do get dusty, though, and may start to develop a dirt buildup if cleaning hasn’t happened in a while.
You’ll most often need a vacuum with assorted attachments, a clean rag, and a step stool to clean your blinds. Vertical fabric blinds can stay attached to the clips while you are cleaning and vacuuming them. Both sides will need to be cleaned, too. The blinds should be handled gently so the fabric isn’t damaged and the fins underneath aren’t bent.
What is the Best Way to Clean Fabric Vertical Blinds?
The best way to clean your fabric vertical blinds is with a vacuum. You can use the gentle brush attachment and delicately vacuum each vertical blind from top to bottom. With quick strokes, you can vacuum all the way down each vertical section. Keep your hand on the back of that section to support the blind as you vacuum.
Individually clean each blind on the entire set. Once you have done the front, you can turn the blinds and do the same vacuuming technique on the reverse side of the blinds. Again, be gentle to avoid tearing or pulling the fabric.
Once you have vacuum-dusted the whole set of vertical blinds, go back over any hardware or valances that aren’t fabric, and make sure they are dusted and cleaned. If the valence section is fabric, this can be vacuum-dusted as well.
A vacuum really is the best option for keeping fabric blinds looking nice and holding up for a long time. Using a duster isn’t going to catch much of the dust and the remaining dust will linger on the blinds and make them look dingy. Also, if there is dusting spray on the dusting tool, the spray solution can start to discolor the fabric blinds and cause more buildup instead of actually cleaning them.
How Do You Spot-Clean Fabric Vertical Blinds Without Removing Them?
If you notice difficult dirt and dust that just isn’t coming off with the vacuum, you can try a simple fabric cleaning spray applied moderately to remove the dirt. Follow the direction on the spray bottle and consider applying to an inconspicuous spot on the blinds before using it in larger or more obvious areas.
After the spray solution has set for a bit, blot the area with a clean cloth and let dry. If there is a fan available, turn it on to speed up the drying process so the moisture doesn’t linger on the fabric. If the fabric is still dirty or the stain is lingering, you can make another pass with the cleaning solution. If the stain is stubborn a professional blind cleaning company can assist with a deeper clean and make them look better.
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