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3 Tips to Maintain Your Roller Shades in Tacoma

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Roller shades are a popular option for many homes. They are easy to install, look good, and anyone can use them. Now that there are cordless roller shades, they have become one of the safest options for homes. When you get Tacoma roller shades, you need to make sure you maintain them. Here are the top three tips for maintaining all types of roller shades.

Clean Your Shades Regularly

Start with a clean on a regular basis. On a daily basis, you can give your shades a quick shake before you roll them back up for the day. This will help to dislodge any dust that has collected throughout the night. Do it before you roll up, so the dust doesn’t settle within the rolls when put away. Also dust daily along the top of your shades to prevent dust getting into the mechanism.

Every month or so, bring your roller shades down. You can then clean within the mechanism and give your shades a thorough clean. The type of liquid you use for cleaning will depend on the material of your roller shades in Tacoma. Most of the time you’ll be able to use some warm water for a good clean.

If you have vinyl roller shades that are difficult to clean with a wipe, place them in a bath of warm soapy water. This will help to bring out the natural brightness again.

Replace Broken Cords

If you have a corded shade, you’ll need to make sure this works properly. If there are cuts in it at inopportune places, you’ll want to replace it. Losing the cord is pesky and can mean wasted minutes (and sometimes hours) fixing it.

There are simple fixes out there instead of buying a new cord. Get a clear tie that will let you quickly put the two ends together.

If you’re making your cord blind safe for younger family members, make sure you cut strategically. When the blind is open, cut about three quarters of the way to the top on the side that you pull down on to close the shade. This should give you enough cord on both sides to open and close without losing the cord.

Close and Open the Right Away

It’s tempting to just quickly roll your shade back up with your hands, especially if you want to keep the cord away. However, you’re putting strain on the mechanism. If the cord is broken, you will need to replace it.

If you have cordless roller shades in Tacoma, you need to use them in the right way. Pull on the middle of the shade to bring down and release back up. This will keep the strain equal, rather than putting more on one side than the other. The mechanism will work for longer, so there’s no need to replace your blind prematurely.

When you choose to use Tacoma roller shades, make sure you use them properly. Good maintenance will help to keep the shade looking great and in full working order. You’re less likely to replace until you decide you want a new type of window treatment.



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