Care and Maintenance for Your Window Treatments

Pirouette® Window Shadings

At Blinds & Designs serving San Francisco, some of our customers—often out of fear of doing something wrong—neglect some of the maintenance steps they should be taking with their new window fashions. If you’re in that same boat, don’t worry, because we can give you some easy tips on how to clean and take care of your new purchase and how to know when to call the professionals. Read on to learn more!

Standard Cleaning

To keep your blinds or shades looking like new, be sure to give them a regular light dusting. If they need a deeper cleaning, gently vacuum the fabric with a clean brush attachment, or for cellular shades, use compressed air to blow out the dust and dirt.

For a Deeper Clean

If you have a stain on your fabric shade or blind, you can spot-clean most of those products using a soft cloth or sponge with lukewarm water and perhaps a very mild detergent. Be sure not to rub the fabric, which can crease or damage it. You can submerge most aluminum and faux wood blinds (but not the headrail, which could harm the lift mechanism) in lukewarm water in your bathtub or sink. Use a gentle detergent and your fingers to gently move the liquid over the slats. Re-install the blind while it’s still damp, and lower it to let it dry completely.

Work for Professional Cleaners

Delicate and fine fabrics should be cleaned by a professional cleaner. To find these cleaning services in your area, you can search the internet or, call Hunter Douglas at 1-888-501-8364 for referrals. Remember, each cleaning facility is independently owned, so it’s up to you to find the best one for your treatments.

Why Choose Hunter Douglas?

Like any improvement for your home, window coverings can be a major investment. Hunter Douglas offers a complete catalog of blinds, shades, sheers, and shutters at a price point you can afford. They’re all available in a variety of styles, colors, features, and more, and you can select the best product based on your design preferences, functional needs, and budgetary requirements. All of our window coverings are custom-made to your windows. Let our window treatment experts help you find the perfect window treatment for you!

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments in San Francisco and Marin County

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 14 years.

Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4212 for more information.

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