How To Maintain Your Window Treatments In Phoenix
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Do you love your blinds, shades, or shutters but just don’t know how to maintain them? It doesn’t matter what type of the window treatment you have, they are going to require some maintenance in order to keep them in good shape for life.
Your blinds, shades, or shutters go through a lot of opening and closing which will eventually weaken them. You may have trouble operating the blinds or they may begin to come loose. With loosened staples or louvers, shutters can easily break at the weakened areas. The last thing you want is to start seeing your window treatments fall apart when just a few areas are weakened. Here’s how to take care of them.
Cleaning To Maintain Your Window Treatments
Cleaning your blinds, shutters, or shades is the best and easiest way to preserve them. Interior window treatments don’t have to be such a pain to keep clean. The following will help you clean them and stay clean in order to make them last.
Just take a feather duster and lightly go over the window treatment on both front and back. This will keep the dust from accumulating on them. If you do not have a feather duster, you can always opt to use a soft cloth.
Window Treatment Repairs
Repairs are a part of maintaining your shades, shutters, and blinds. The problem is that it is all too easy to damage the window treatments when trying to repair them. For instance, tightening the louvers over & over will cause them to weaken. Over time this is going to wear them down so much that they will eventually break.
The most common problem with window blinds is the tilter mechanism and the lift cord. The lift cord makes them rise and lower. The tilter mechanism opens and closes the louvers. Shutters can have problems with the slats coming loose, getting stuck, or a hardware malfunction. Roller shades tend to stop rolling up due to a problem with the spring mechanism. Vertical blinds usually have problems with the louvers. The typical plastic carrier and stems which hold the slats to the top of the track often break.
Your best bet is to have the window treatments repaired by a professional. Whether the vanes have fallen off, the slats are cracked, the shade won’t roll up, or the hinges are broken, a professional will have all the right parts and all the knowledge needed to repair all types of window treatments.
Dents & Ding Repairs
On painted shutters, painting over scratches and dings will help to prevent any additional harm from happening to them. The same is true for re-staining and sealing them. A dented or scratched surface makes your coverings look cheap and as though they are not taken care of properly. You can choose to hire a professional to re-stain them or do it on your own.
Most treatments come with warranties. Be sure to check yours if they need repair. A warranty will guarantee that you get a full servicing on your treatment to keep it working right. If you’re unsure if you have a warranty or not, call the manufacturer. They’ll let you know right away.
Professional Window Treatment Repair In Phoenix
If you have shutters for your home or commercial business in the Phoenix area, you can find expert shutter repairs at Koalafied Blind & Shutter Repair located in nearby Baldwin Park. Many shutter owners don’t know that their shutters can be repaired instead of replaced.
Even the best quality made shutters can go through a lot of stress over the years, causing the louvers or staples to break. Restoring the shutters to their original state can be done by our professional shutter repair team at Koalafied Blind & Shutter Repair. We can repair your shutters, blinds, and many shades depending on what’s wrong with them instead of replacing them all together.