Curtain cleaning: when and how often should I do it?
Have you ever stopped and wondered when was the last time you did some curtain cleaning? If you have, don’t worry, you are not the only one. Cleaning curtains is not a step in most people’s cleaning routines, it is just so easy to forget that like any other part of your home, they must also be cleaned every once in a while. But doing so is often looked at as a task that no one wants to complete because it can become tiresome and time-consuming. But the good news is, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. It can simply become part of your cleaning routine!
Let’s find out the best way to clean your curtains.
How often should you clean your curtains?
Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to this question as it depends on a few factors. Firstly, if allergies are common in your household, curtain cleaning more regularly is beneficial. This will prevent a build-up of dust and bacteria. Cleaning your curtains will also get rid of bad smells and make them smell fresh again.
Secondly, if you have children or pets, you may need to clean them more often. However, it is generally recommended to clean curtains at least once every two years!
What is the best way to clean curtains and drapes?
Technically, you can wash your curtains and drapes at home, but this comes with certain risks. This is one of the reasons why we advise against it.
For most curtains, when they come in contact with water, the risk of shrinkage increases significantly. This can lead you to ruin new curtains that were in perfect condition due to washing them at home. Furthermore, curtains may not only shrink in the washing machine but also wrinkle, because your washing machine is likely too small. Then, there are also just some curtains that you cannot clean yourself at home. These include linen curtains, solar protection curtains, velour curtains, silk curtains.
To prevent damage, we recommend steaming your curtains and drapes to a professional textile cleaner such as Stomerij SuperNette or an experienced curtain cleaner such as Gordijnenreinigers.nl and Stoomjegordijnen.nl.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to rule out possible relaxation shrinkage, but you can minimize it by having your curtains professionally dry-cleaned. At SuperNette Dry Cleaning we use a special solution (instead of water) that preserves the condition of your curtains while removing dirt, dust, bacteria, and stains. This way, we can ensure your curtains are cleaned in a professional and environmentally friendly manner. Curtains and drapes are items that can last a long time, so making sure they are maintained correctly is crucial.
Don’t feel like bringing your curtains to us?
At Stomerij SuperNette, we know how busy our clients are sometimes. And, therefore don’t have the time to take their curtains off the rails and bring them to the dry cleaner. That’s why we offer our customers a complete A to Z service.
To ensure this process of dry-cleaning curtains and drapes is as smooth and hassle-free as possible, alongside our normal drop-off service we also offer a pickup and delivery service. We can collect the curtains from your place, take them off the rails, steam them, iron them and hang them up again on the rails. This way you can have freshly cleaned curtains without any trouble. We also offer this service to the hospitality industry so that hotels, restaurants, and cafes have clean curtains!
If you want to know more about our services, the costs of steaming curtains or other information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us! Or you can also place an order directly online.! Would you rather visit us? Of course, you can always bring your curtains and drapes to our dry cleaner. We are happy to help you upkeep your curtains and drapes.
Can you make curtains fire retardant?
Making your curtains fire-retardant is certainly an option. We can do this on-site or at our dry-cleaning facility.
The agents used to make curtains fire retardants are harmless and non-hazardous to your health and the environment. These agents do not require any specific prescriptions. They also have little or no effect on the characteristics of the curtain fabric and do not stain. The product used to make curtains fire retardant is very user-friendly. Once your curtains are fire-retardant, you will receive a certificate.