Automated window shades will give you total control over the amount of light coming into your home or business. Like any other window treatment, window shades can also elevate the aesthetic appeal of any space in your home or office. However, it’s important that you stay on top of cleaning your window shades to keep your space looking great. Cleaning your window shades can also have a positive impact on indoor air quality and may even affect the performance of the motorized roller system. After your Chicago window treatment installer finishes the project, remember these cleaning tips to keep your automated window shades looking their best.
Lower All Shades at Once
To keep your shades looking like new for years to come, we recommend you clean off dust and accumulated dirt at least once a month. This chore normally required hours of work, in large part to the manual lowering of each shade. Automated motorized window shades cut down the amount of time it takes to clean by allowing you to lower and raise all the shades at once.
Use the Right Tools
The right cleaning tools can speed up the process and leave you with automatic shades that look brand new. The best way to clear off dirt and dust is with either a feather duster or a vacuum cleaner. When vacuuming, make sure to use the brush extension so as not to damage the shades. You can also use compressed air to get rid of dirt and dust between the shades.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
If any shades have become stained, only use cleaning products specifically recommended by the window treatment manufacturer or by your Chicago window treatment installer. Liquid detergents, carpet spot removers, and bleach can leave mottled patterns on the fabrics and can cause the shades to become unstuck and unraveled.