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Drapes & Blinds

Routine Care Task

Inspect and clean

Priority

Periodic maintenance will extend the useful life of your drapes and blinds.

It also helps you to detect and eliminate nests for household insects.

Timing: 

March (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Drapes & Blinds are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Drapes & Blinds.

How To

drapes blinds care Clean drapes using a vacuum cleaner attachment. Inspect to:

Ensure mounting hardware is tight.

Ensure pull cords operate correctly and do not hang low enough for small children to become tangled.

Check for insect nests, etc.

For venetian blinds, clean as follows:

Dip cloth in warm water with mild detergent, or you can also put a pair of socks on your hands that have been dipped in mild detergent.

Rub back and forth until the surfaces are clean.

Dry with a clean cloth.

Wipe blinds with a damp fabric softener sheet to eliminate static that can attract dust.


Inspect venetian blinds to:

Ensure mounting hardware is tight.

Ensure pull cords and rods operate correctly and do not hang low enough for small children to become tangled.

Check for insect nests, etc. and remove them.

Helpful Accessories

Venetian Blind Duster
Venetian Blind Duster

Cleans both sides of virtually any size window blind

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Cordless Dustbuster - Vacuum Cleaner
Cordless Dustbuster - Vacuum Cleaner

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Benefits

  • Maintaining Value
  • Appearance
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Allergy Control

The benefits of this task are moderate, and include maintaining the appearance and useful life of your drapes and blinds, and also helps reduce nesting places for insects and other household pests.

Costs

The cost of this task can be relatively high, depending on the number of drapes and blinds that you have in your home.

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