Honeycomb Blinds Cleaning
Brand new honeycomb window blinds always look crisp and stunning on the windows and proper installation can freshen up your space in an elegant way. But over time, dust, grime, pollutant, and dirt can layer up quickly. Dirty window treatments don’t have the same fancy vibes as you get from a new one, and your blinds may appear dull and dingy. So, a question we often get to hear is: can we clean honeycomb blinds? As they are made of a soft fabric material, many homeowners are worried that cleaning or washing them may ruin the blinds and fade away the color. This isn’t necessarily true, as you can easily clean them at home following some basic instructions. That said, before you move forward with any cleaning instructions, please double-check with your blind manufacturer for more information, as some cellular shades do have delicate fabric that has specific cleaning needs.
Have a look at the below reasons that will state you why cleaning these blinds is necessary –
● Honeycomb blinds collect bacteria and various allergens that can affect your health tremendously. The solutions are designed with unique air pockets that accumulate hidden insects as well as moisture which can increase the risk of mold or mildew growth. Regular cleanings help keep the dirt, dust, and debris out of the windows.
● Extend the lifespan of your window coverings. We believe that cellular shades are a one-time investment and regular cleaning will enhance the longevity of the product.
● Eliminate pet hair to prevent allergens that can make your life miserable.
● If you do not clean your blinds for long, then they might develop an odor. To get rid of the odors for good and in order to keep the indoor ambiance healthy and fresh, you need to clean your honeycomb shades regularly.
How to Clean Honeycomb Blinds
● Removing dust from honeycomb blinds is easy and simple. Take a microfiber cloth and wipe the shades gently to eliminate all the dust and dirt. Try to follow the side to side direction while cleaning.
● Take a soft brush attached vacuum cleaner and clean the shade from top to bottom to prevent dust from falling onto the lower parts. Keep the vacuum in the medium or low setting because more power can deform the blinds.
● Bugs and insects can easily crawl into the air pockets and get stuck there. To maintain the functionality of insulation, take a can of compressed air and spray out anything inside.
● Honeycomb blinds come with side tracks and they require cleaning as well. Over time, dust, dead insects, and other grime build up there. Take a clean rag dipped into warm water and a mild detergent and wipe the blinds.
● When dusting window shades don’t work properly, it’s best to opt for a quick wash. For spot cleaning, mix lukewarm water and a mild detergent in a bowl, then take a rag or sponge dampened into the solution, and dab on the dirty areas. Do not put too much pressure while dabbing, or else it can damage the fabric and cause pilling.
● Submerge the honeycomb blinds in a bathtub for deep cleaning. Take lukewarm water in the tub, put gentle liquid solution, and deep the shades completely. This will slowly remove the dirty particles. This procedure may not work for some of the cellular fabrics, so before getting into this method do some research on your fabric type. After washing them, let them dry in normal conditions.
Call professionals for ultrasonic cleaning. In this method, your blinds will be dipped into a large tank of cleaning solution and frequency sound waves will create bubbles that will remove all the dirty particles effectively.
Disclaimer – These are the basic ways of cleaning honeycomb blinds in an efficient and quick way. But depending upon the fabric types and other factors, the cleaning method can be different. So it’s always better to check with the professionals before you get started. A professional will carefully inspect and determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate for your shade and will give you the right solution. ZebraBlinds is not responsible for any fabric damage caused during the process.
Common Mistakes to Avoid While Cleaning
● Do not use any harsh chemicals to wash the blinds as it can cause scratches and discoloration.
● Honeycomb blinds come with some cleaning and maintaining manuals and not following them can damage your blinds. Before you get started, it’s suggested to go through the steps once and use your cleaning products safely on the fabric, slats, and headrail.
● Soaking window blinds for a long time can damage the fabric condition. Make sure to squeeze the wet cloth or sponge before you apply on the blinds.
● Clean all the stains and spills immediately. Do not let them dry on the shades, or it will become difficult to clean in the future.
Bring out the best of your honeycomb blinds by following the correct cleaning procedure and let them shine for long. Daily cleaning not only makes the coverings aesthetically pleasing but also improves the functionality of insulation, privacy, and light-blocking capacity. For more information, reach out to the window treatment experts and they will guide you in the right way.