Professional drapery Cleaning
No matter how clean you keep your carpets and upholstery, drapes in any room, can collect material collect dust and grime and pollens simply hanging there. There are some easy at-home cleaning spot cleaners you can purchase at the store and you can use to refresh draperies without having to carry them to your local dry-cleaners.
With board-mounted valances, a standard vacuum cleaner is the best attachment to dry clean the drapery material. Use a vacuum tool and a ladder to help place you closer to the valances and the upholstery tool for your vacuum cleaner. Start at the top of the drapes and work your way down and be suer to over lap so you don't miss anything. Then go side to side and vacuum from top to bottom. Then clean the other side of the drapes. Use one hand to hold the attachment and the other to hold and/or smooth the drapes as the suction extracts dust, dirt and pollens. Depending on the drapery material, you may be able to use a hand-held hot steamer for a deeper more thorough clean. Check the care instructions and make sure wether its steam or solvent material before steaming. Always make sure if you're standing on a ladder that it's steady and safe.
Most drapery is made from nylon, cotton, polyester or a synthetic blend of one or more of these materials. Nylon, cotton and polyester drapes typically are steam cleanable as well as dry cleaning on a low heat. When drying cleaning drapes (or any drapes/curtains) always remove immediately after the dryer cycle finishes to reduce wrinkling. If you remove right after the sheers have dried and hang promptly, wrinkles should be minimized and no iron touch-ups are sometimes necessary on low heat.
For dark colored drapes that are machine washable, add about 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar and water to the wash cycle to help prevent the colors from bleeding or shrinking.
To steam clean drapes while they are still hanging, start at the top of the drapery and slowly and gently work your way down the material with the steamer.Make sure to overlap so no moisture is left in the fabric Never pull to tightly on the material. Read all the cleaning instructions and fiber identifications on the fabric steamer and only use this method if recommended by the manufacture recommended instructions.
When it's time for Professional drapery Cleaning cleaning or other large cleaning projects, look to our professional home teams at tlccarpetcare.net
Let us know how we can help, from upholstery cleaning to flooring, we're there for you. We provide carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning as well as drapery cleaning.
Call TLC Carpet Care in Castle Rock Co 720.3134.0178