Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining New Curtains

New curtains can give your business a facelift, but without proper maintenance, they'll soon become an office eyesore. Cleaning and maintaining your window treatments regularly will extend their life so you can get the maximum usage out of them. Here are a few ways you can keep your new curtains looking as good as they day you hung them.

Curtains in San JoseProvide Sun Protection

The sun is destructive to any fabric, and chances are that your window treatments receive more sun exposure than any of the other fabric in your office. If possible, consider sun exposure when hanging new curtains. Light colors reflect sunlight and are more resistant to fading than dark colors, so hang lighter-colored window treatments in windows that receive the most direct sunlight when possible. You can protect all of your curtains from sun exposure by adding liners or installing blinds or shades.

Remove Dust Daily

Dust settles on curtains during the day, so each night, give them a shake to dislodge the dirt. Failing to do so will allow dust and debris to build up in the fibers of your window treatments, making them more difficult to clean. Vacuum your curtains once a month using a soft-brush attachment, being careful not to damage embellishments. Controlling the dust build-up on your curtains will keep them looking new and will help prevent allergy problems in the office.

Spot Clean as Needed

If you get a stain on your window treatments, try to remove it immediately. Follow the recommendations on your curtain labels when choosing a detergent. You can also launder your curtains periodically in accordance with the label directions. After washing your curtains, dry them on low heat or line dry them. It may be necessary to iron your curtains before you re-hang them. Iron only on the reverse and spray seams that have puckered with plain water before using the iron.

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