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How to clean curtains: A 5-Step Guide

Curtains are an essential element of any home decor, adding style and functionality to your living spaces. Equally significant is the importance of regular cleaning and maintenance to preserve their beauty and extend their lifespan, especially in commercial settings.

By following our guidance you will learn how to maintain the elegance and freshness of your curtains without risking any damage.

Start by understanding your Curtain Fabric

As with carpets and upholstery, when cleaning curtains, knowing the material they are made of is also one of the key factors for successful cleaning. The fabric of the curtain determines the appropriate method and products needed for a deep cleaning. By being aware of this, you can ensure that your curtains won’t suffer any damage during the cleaning process.

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Always read the care instructions

Before diving into the cleaning process, take a moment to carefully read and follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer. If you didn’t know or remember the fabric of your curtain, you will find it here along with the cleaning guidelines. These instructions are tailored to the specific fabric and offer valuable insights on suitable cleaning methods, detergents, and temperature limits. Adhering to these guidelines will help you avoid any unintended damage.

Below is a comprehensive image featuring the most prevalent signs typically encountered on product labels:

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Spot Cleaning for Fresh Stains

For small, localized stains or spills, spot cleaning is a suitable method to avoid the need for a complete washing of the curtains. However, if you don’t know which products or techniques are suitable for the specific stain and the type of your curtains, you may permanently damage them. Because of that, our best advice for almost all stains is, in the event of a spill, immediately take a clean white cloth and blot the curtain dry. After that, always contact a professional drapery cleaner who will guide you on the best steps to follow or, for instance, if it requires urgent professional spot cleaning.

⚠️ If you decide to use a spot cleaner to clean your drapes, make sure to always test it first on a hidden area of the curtain to ensure there are no unexpected reactions. This will be crucial as different cleaning products react differently to stains and fabrics.

Regular Vacuuming for Dust and Debris

Regular vacuuming is crucial for maintaining clean curtains and preventing the buildup of dust and debris.

Here’s how to properly vacuum your curtains:

  • Use a soft brush attachment or the upholstery setting on your vacuum cleaner.
  • Start from the top and work your way down, vacuuming both sides of the curtains.
  • Pay extra attention to pleats, folds, and the bottom edges where dust tends to accumulate.

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Seeking Professional Drapery Cleaning Services

Certain curtain fabrics, such as silk or velvet, may require professional cleaning to ensure their longevity. If you’re uncertain about the fabric type or are dealing with complex stains or delicate embellishments, it’s best to trust professional curtain cleaning services.

Even if your curtains are not made of a delicate fabric, it is highly recommended to call in a professional curtain cleaning service at least once a year (for commercial spaces like hotels, restaurants, offices…) to ensure a thorough and effective cleaning of your curtains. Our curtain cleaning professionals have the experience, specialized equipment, and use advanced cleaning techniques that can remove dirt and stains while preserving the integrity of the fabric.

Book your On-site Drapery Cleaning service with Point 3

At Point Three we offer an unique on-site curtain cleaning service that adapts to your schedule and deep cleans your curtains and drapes in just a few hours. We developed this system as an extension of our carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning services to develop all-in-one cleaning solutions for hotels and commercial spaces throughout Vancouver, Whistler, the Fraser Valley and the rest of the Lower Mainland.

If you want to have your curtains and drapes ready for the summer season, don’t hesitate to contact us and you’ll get completely renovated curtains and drapes. Contact us here for a free, personalized quote that fits your budget and schedule!