4 Precautions For Curtain Cleaning

Curtains, along with your soft furnishings, furniture upholstery, and wall paint, are a very important part of your interior décor. Regular weekly cleaning of your curtains is mandatory, along with a quarterly professional cleaning to keep your curtains spick-and-span. There is a defined procedure that you must follow while curtain cleaning, along with certain precautions that must be observed.

We recommend that you use the renowned Mark’s Curtain Cleaning Australia for all your curtain cleaning requirements.

Why must you keep your curtains clean?

  • Aesthetic appeal: Curtains enhance your interior décor and showcase your housekeeping skills. If you have dirty and unclean curtains, your home looks distinctly unwelcoming to your friends and guests alike. A clean and fresh curtain helps keep your home safe and healthy for your family.
  • Protecting the hygiene of your home: Curtains are a dust magnet that attracts all types of dust particles, debris, allergens, and other contaminants over time. When you regularly clean your curtains, you get rid of most of these allergens and loose debris. As mentioned previously, this helps to keep your family safe.
  • Prolonging the life span: Encrusted dust particles and allergens cause organic wear and tear in your curtains. As a result, your curtains become frayed, torn, and faded. Regular cleaning combined with professional cleaning helps to keep your curtains spick-and-span. This, in turn, increases the longevity of your curtains. You may have invested a large amount of money in your valuable curtains, and regular curtain cleaning saves you from costly reinvestment.
  • Maintaining your curtains in good working condition: Dirty and unclean curtains may not function smoothly. You may not be able to open and close your curtains with ease. In such a case, the very purpose of having curtains is defeated.
  • Avoid pest infestations: Food or beverage spills cause curtains to attract insects and other pests. Apart from being harmful, they also spread diseases and allergies.
  • Peace and calm: when you see a living room environment that is clean and fresh, this induces a feeling of peace and calm. Dirty curtains, on the other hand, cause embarrassment and stress.

4 precautions to observe while cleaning curtains

Curtain cleaning is an essential part of the household cleaning routine. We list below the four precautions to observe while cleaning your curtains:

  • Fabric Care: Curtain manufacturers provide specific fabric care instructions in the manufacturer’s manual or on the fabric tag. Different fabrics need different cleaning methods. Ensure that you adhere to the use of the proper cleaning medium (water or solvent) and cleaning agents while cleaning your curtains to avoid damage.
  • Test for Colorfastness: Curtains sometimes bleed colours during the washing rocess. Check for colorfastness while applying any cleaning agent or chemical. Avoid the use of harsh, toxic cleaning agents and bleaches while cleaning your curtains. You can do this by applying the new brand of stain remover or detergent to a small patch in an inconspicuous corner. If the stain spreads or there is discoloration, this means that your curtains are not colorfast and require more delicate handling.
  • Use gentle cleaning methods: While cleaning your curtains, you must use gentle cleaning methods. This includes washing your curtains in a gentle cycle in the washing machine and placing delicate curtains in a mesh bag before washing in the machine. While hand-washing curtains, always make sure that you do not roughly scrub your curtains but always handle them with care. Mild detergents and cold water are part of the essential cleaning formula for cleaning curtains. Remember, bleaches and harsh, abrasive chemicals can damage your curtain fibres beyond repair.
  • Air-drying the curtains using proper methods: It is recommended that you drip-dry your curtains on a clothesline that is suspended in a shaded area. Avoid direct sun rays on the curtains while drying, as this can cause the curtains to fade. Stretch the curtain fabric properly to ensure proper drying. Avoid a clothes dryer, as this can cause the curtains to take on a wrinkled appearance. Even when you iron the curtains, make sure that the iron is set at a low setting to avoid burning the fabric.
  • Remove all embellishments while cleaning the curtains. All hooks, rings, and other hardware must be completely removed when you clean your curtains to avoid tearing or causing other damage to your curtains.
  • Rotate or flip your curtains as often as possible. This gives a fresh look and also enables you to maintain a bright, cheerful décor.

Marks Curtain Cleaning is a well-reputed curtain cleaning company in Melbourne and throughout Australia. We work 24×7, all 365 days a year. Please contact our customer service at 0482078275 or online through our website to schedule a curtain cleaning appointment at your convenience.