Curtains are great inside the house as they enhance the aesthetics and the level of comfort as well. Customers today have many options for window decorating, made from a great variety of materials.
People who have curtains in their homes know that they can collect plenty of dirt, dust, pollen, debris, and pet hair in time. Cleaning the curtains every once in a while is fundamental to have healthy and fresh air inside the house. Any now and then, you can call the professionals for deep cleaning services—Sil All Services is one of the most reliable companies for deep cleaning services in Northampton. Our cleaners are dedicated and ready to leave your curtains, blinds, shades, draperies cleaner than ever. They easily decide which cleaning method is best for your curtains.
What are the best methods for curtain cleaning?
The cleaners at Sil All Services Northampton are experienced and knowledgeable. Rest assured that they can leave your curtains sparkling clean and fresh, no matter the materials they’re made of. Until you hire professional cleaning services, you should get informed about the most effective methods to clean curtains. Some of them are easy to use, even for people outside the deep cleaning industry.
One of the most efficient and fastest methods to clean the curtains is vacuuming. You don’t need to take the curtains down from the rails.
Start from the top down to make sure that you clean everything that falls off. Don’t forget to pay attention to the hems, where hidden dirt will deposit. Also clean the windows for best results. Window cleaning from the inside is on our checklists for many deep cleaning services: end of tenancy cleaning, one-off cleans, spring cleaning, etc.
Pay attention to cords/fringes that could get caught and ruined in the cleaning equipment. Avoid too much pulling—you don’t want the curtains to fall off. If you vacuum the curtains on a regular basis, you prevent dirt and dust build-up.
Needless to say, we don’t recommend vacuuming curtains that are too fragile. Always use the soft brush attachment or a feather duster for delicate curtains.
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If you have heavy curtains, steam cleaning is the ideal method. Never try machine or hand washing with heavy curtains. Your curtains will take forever to dry, and you risk damaging the fabric. You should use a steam cleaner for cleaning rich materials such as chenille or velvet. The method is ideal also if your curtains are difficult to remove from the rails.
Our professionals at Sil All Services Northampton recommend you clean the curtains from the top to the lower end, with the upholstery attachment on. You shouldn’t get the material wet, so hold the cleaner further away from the drapes if so.
Using fabric softener/lint brush
You can use a lint brush to remove dust and dirt for curtains made of velvet or something similar. Rub the brush along with the covering for a fresh feeling for your curtains. It’s an effortless and quick method for curtains made of heavy materials.
Similarly, you can use a fabric softener which will leave a pleasant smell to the curtains.
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Shaking the curtains out
While the curtains are hanging on the rods, shake the dusty curtains out. You don’t want to contaminate other surfaces/areas of your home, so take the curtains down before shaking them. If you haven’t cleaned the curtains in a long time, the method won’t give impressive results. Calling the professionals at Sil All Services Northampton is a much wiser decision.
You can efficiently remove debris, dust, and allergens from curtains with dry cleaning. You can use a wide variety of dry cleaning solvents with a steam cleaner for cleaning your curtains. The method is rather tricky to use if you’re not in the cleaning industry, so better hire our professionals at Sil All Services Northampton for dry cleaning your curtains.
If the fabric of the curtains allows it, you can machine wash your curtains. Machine washing is typically for lightweight fabrics/materials that don't hold on to too much water. Use regular laundry detergent and set the machine on a delicate cycle. Check out the label of your curtains before placing them in the laundry, and wash the curtains separately from any other items.
When the curtains don’t come with instructions for care and washing, and you worry that the fabric is too fragile and may shrink or colour-bleed, hand wash the curtains. Lace, voile, 100%cotton, or chiffon require hand washing, if not otherwise specified. Use a regular laundry detergent or soap for curtains made of delicate fabrics. Don’t take any chances and prevent any damage by using lukewarm water.
How should you dry the curtains?
You don’t want to ruin your curtains by throwing them in the dryer. The dryer can cause complicated folds and creases that hot ironing won't remove. Therefore, we recommend you hang the curtains outside or install them back on the rail. You can speed up the drying process by running a fan and leaving the windows wide open. Let the curtains dry naturally, which helps any folds and creases to fall out.
What tips to follow when cleaning the curtains?
If you clean your curtains regularly, you won't have to call professionals for deep-cleaning services very often. There are plenty of tips to keep in mind to maintain your curtains clean and pleasant smelling for a long time:
- Vacuum the drapes once a week to decrease the amount of dust they collect. Use the unique attachment of your vacuum, if applicable.
- Keep the kitchen door closed every time you’re cooking
- Ventilate the rooms from time to time
- Hire the professionals twice a year for deep cleaning of your curtains
- Test the detergent on a small area
- Remove weights and hooks and unfasten tapes before washing the curtains
- Don’t overload the washing machine because curtains get heavy when wet
- Don’t let the curtains rest on wood as it can cause staining
- Dry your curtains on two parallel clothing lines so that the wet surfaces don’t touch
Do you want professional cleaning services?
Sil All Services Northampton is one of the most reliable companies for deep cleaning services in Northampton. We can come and clean the curtains as part of our deep cleaning services, which take many forms: after builders cleaning, after party cleaning, one-off cleans, end of tenancy cleaning, domestic deep cleaning, etc. Call us for further information and a free quote for the job.