Drapes and Blinds Cleaning

You may look around your home or business and wonder when things such as carpets, drapes and blinds should be cleaned. Typically, a rule of thumb is to have your carpets cleaned every year; but what about drapes and blinds? A recent public survey revealed that drapes and blinds should be cleaned only when they appear dirty - this is false and we recommend cleaning them every two years. Remember, everything spread through you HVAC system will eventually affect your drapes and blinds.  This is especially so if a smoker is present.  Obviously, cleaning blinds requires a hands on approach to the removal o dirt and dust.  Drapes may need to be dry cleaned and we will offer that service as well if required.  

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When Should My Drapes Be Cleaned?

A good rule-of-thumb is to clean drapes approximately every two years. A recent survey by SERVPRO disclosed that the average customer believes drapes should be cleaned when they look dirty. Depending on your heating system, the amount of smokers in the home, and other factors, drapes may not show soil for two to six years. The oily atmospheric soil will gradually cause the fabric to deteriorate. Often, direct sunlight is unjustly blamed for this. You may triple the life of your draperies through professional cleaning, which is relatively inexpensive compared to replacement costs.

Professional Cleaning

When your draperies need cleaning, make certain they are dry cleaned ONLY. Only a small percentage of materials can be laundered. If in doubt, call us for advice. Be discriminating in your choice of professional dry cleaners. Some cleaners have equipment designed for clothes cleaning, while others have equipment specifically designed for draperies.

SERVPRO of Sussex County has an exclusive process of dry cleaning draperies right in your home. There’s no need to have your home or office exposed while your draperies are out being cleaned. We inject a specially formulated solvent into your drapery under pressure and extract the chemical, leaving your drapes clean. This special process results in no damage or shrinkage to the material. Most importantly, you will get quality cleaning at a reasonable price.

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