It's often overlooked. Drapes in any home can be the last thing you might identify as needed to be clean. Drapery can be aesthetically pleasing while still trapping an overwhelming amount of harmful pollutants in the home. The accumulation of dirt and dust can be quite significant in these window accessories.
Eventually, the physical appearence will diminsh without proper cleaning. The color, texture and pattern of window treatments contribute to the decor of a room, as well as modulate light, heat and noise. Regularly cleaning drapes and curtains prolongs the life of fabrics and keeps colors from becoming dingy. The net-like structure of a fabric’s weave acts like a sieve that traps small particles, mold, insects and dust.
Spring and summer are notorious for bringing with them excessive amounts of dust and pollen, both of which readily cling to the blinds in your home. Clean your blinds well and avoid irritating allergic reactions throughout your house.
Cleaning reduces build-up of allergens like dust mites, animal hair and dander, which may offer some relief to those with allergies or asthma.
Drapery of all types tend to accumulate dust and other small particles of debris more noticeably than do other surfaces. This is largely due to the fact that drapes are located directly adjacent to windows and doors, where sunlight can reach it easily.
If drapes are touched often, natural oils in the skin can leave residue that builds up and attracts further dust. Without proper and regular cleaning, dusty and grimy blinds begin to look dull and discolored, detracting from the beauty of the window or door that they cover.