You may not clean your curtains on daily or even weekly basis, but that does not mean they don’t need to be cleaned. Your curtains gather lot of dust, dirt, moisture, spots and stains that looks dingy. It is also not good for inner environment of your house. So, you need to clean your curtains on regular basis. Curtain cleaning is also required for better inner air quality and allergic aversions. However, you know that curtains are made of different fabrics and cleaning curtains depend heavily on curtain materials. So, how do you clean your curtain fabrics? Well, here are some easy ways to clean your curtain fabrics.
- Cleaning in washing machine
Washing machine is a good option for cleaning curtains depending upon the material of curtain. You should use washing machine if you have light weight fabric. Heavy fabrics should be avoided from washing machine cleaning because heavy curtains retain water. When you use washing machine you need to be sure about how to use it for cleaning. You can choose a normal cool wash with normal laundry detergent. But if you have fabric material that may shrink if washed in washing machine then you should better avoid washing them in machine. Also, in machine wash some fabric materials require special attention otherwise they may lose their quality. For example, if hot water is used for delicate cottons then fabric may shrink.
- Hand wash cleaning
Hand wash may be effort taking activity but it is better and safer option many a times. Hand wash is a good option when you have delicate material and when there is a chance that fabric may shrink like in case you have 100% cotton curtain fabric. You cannot hand wash heavy materials because it is difficult and also removing all the water just by hands is not always possible. As a result, drying will also take longer time than desired. So, you should use hand wash for light weight fabric and delicate material.
- Steam cleaning
When cleaning heavy material curtains which if washed would take long time to dry, steam cleaning is an excellent option. Also curtains which are positioned in pace from where it is difficult to pull them down from the roll like ones in your living room, can be quickly cleaned by steam cleaning. If you have high quality steam cleaner then you can use it cleaning your curtains quite frequently.
- Dry cleaning
There are some formal or lined curtains, which can be best dry cleaned only. Especially if you have expensive curtains and you are not sure about how to clean them, you should better take it to the experts, dry cleaning house. Don’t try to clean ‘Dry clean only’ curtains on your own, but if you want to try by all means then try your hand on one panel of it first, so that you don’t end up ruining your entire curtain.
So, these are some easy options or ways to clean your curtain fabric. You need to maintain your curtain on regular basis so that they are in shape, size and quality as desired. You can also ask your curtain manufacturer if you have any doubt about how to clean your curtain fabric.