On this page we go over 4 points you should consider if you want to keep your blinds in good working order for as long as possible. Scroll down to find out more.
Here we give you some great advice on how to keep your blinds in good smooth functioning condition. Whether you have just installed new ones throughout your home, or plan on getting some modern blinds fitted in the near future, we hope you find this list of tips useful in caring for them.
Never Pull on the Cord Too Hard
Pulling the cord too hard can result in a range of disruptive consequences. We are all guilty of it from time to time when in a rush, but you should really try to avoid it as much as possible. If your blind has weak tilters, you can destroy them completely by pulling the cord with too much force. This will disable the blind completely.
Avoid Closing Blinds too Tightly
This is similar to the above point. If you have a roller blind or Venetian style shade, closing it too tightly can lead to its tilter weakening, and panels becoming loose. The “brakes” on the system are not made for high amounts of pressure, they are often little bits of plastic. Break them, and you’ll need a replacement.
Lightweight Can Mean Durable
Some panel and honeycomb blinds are made from specially constructed synthetic materials that are made to be flexible and lightweight. Often they are made this way to prevent common wear and damage that can occur if heavier materials are used. Ask the sales professional about these lightweight options if you think they might be suitable for your circumstances.
Clean your blinds regularly
Window covers off all kinds pick up dirt and dust over time. No matter what type of design you have, it will get messy at some point. The more dirt that is on it, the harder it will be to see real damage. If you are in the habit of cleaning your shades regularly, you will be able to notice conditions like mold, rust, cracking or breaking sections and fraying fabrics.