Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ottawa Drapery Care

Drapery Care
It is important to understand how invisible influences of the environment affect the life and appearance of your window treatments. Please take a moment to read the following information to be better equipped to protect the investment you have made in your custom draperies.

Maintenance of your draperies requires a routine vacuuming with a dust brush attachment (with muslin over the brush end). A household vacuum is all that is necessary. Depending on dust conditions, cooking habits, etc…, you may wish to do this every three to four months.

Most draperies should be professionally cleaned every 2-3 years (once a year for most sheers). The industry says drapes should last 7 years, but with regular care, your drapes could last 10 to 15 years!

Roller system fabrics can be cleaned by removing surface dust with feather duster or gentle brush. Soiling can be removed with a sponge or cloth soaked in warm water or a weak solution of a dish washing detergent. Dry with a soft cloth.

Vertical blinds with vinyl and aluminum vanes can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Also, if a thin film of mild detergent is left on the vanes, it will eliminate static electricity. Fabric vanes require only regular vacuuming.

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For more information contact:
Donna Robichaud
Custom Draperies and Design
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
At Donna Robichaud Custom draperies and design we specialize in Custom Draperies, Curtains  and Design serving the Ottawa Valley from , Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Almonte, Arnprior, Stittsville and Kanata.