Shutter Cleaning Tips
Window shutters provide a simple way to control the amount of light and
visibility through your windows. Adding shutters is also a smart move
that will increase your home’s value and its appearance from both
the interior and exterior of your property. Caring for your shutters is
an easy way to enjoy maximum returns on your investment in your window
coverings and your home. When you purchase shutters from Bay Area Vinyl
Shutters, we’ll also make sure you have the information and resources
you need to care for your new product throughout its lifetime.
Special Tips for Cleaning Shutters
It’s still important to use minimal water and a mild soap when
caring for your shutters or curtain cleaning,
as moisture and harsh curtain cleaning products can cause deterioration
or warping with heavy exposure over time.
- If you notice smudges or scuffs on your shutters, first try to remove them
using a soft cloth or brush, but no water. In the case of more stubborn
marks, use a damp cloth or a mild detergent or cleaning solution to rub
the area until clean. Once you’ve removed the mark, dry the slat
completely to minimize moisture contact.
Keeping Your Shutters Looking Their Best
The more often you
clean a blind or your shutters, the less dirt and dust buildup you’ll
need to remove for a faster cleaning job. If you haven’t cleaned
your shutters in a while, you may need to plan for slightly more time
to address added buildup. Combining your vacuum cleaner’s hose and
brush attachment with an electrostatic cleaning tool or microfiber cloth
is an effective solution to remove buildup that has occurred over the
course of several weeks. Adding your shutters to your weekly home cleaning
routine is the easiest way to make sure these areas are addressed regularly.
Even if you prefer to clean the shutters in different rooms on different
days, simply making sure you address each set of shutters once every one
to two weeks is the optimal way to keep your window coverings looking
like new. You can find out more about installing and maintaining
shades, shutters, and blind cleaning services near San Jose by calling
Bay Area Vinyl Shutters at (888) 697-7186.