Honeycomb blinds (also known as cellular shades) are the preferred choice for many businesses due to the advantages they provide, ranging from better insulation to privacy and light control.
However, they do have their own disadvantages that you need to know about before actually purchasing them for your workplace. One relatively commonly reported disadvantage of honeycomb blinds is the challenges associated with cleaning them.
Over time like any other blinds, honeycomb blinds will get dusty and dirty, making it necessary to clean them to keep them looking as good as possible.
Cleaning honeycomb blinds can become a challenge because of their honeycomb structure. It can be tricky to properly clean each and every cell in the cellular blind, so you will have to take special care for cleaning these blinds.
The daily cleaning and more regular maintenance method to clean your honeycomb blinds is a simple four step process, which as completed as follows:
Get a bowl with warm water and washing ip liquid. Using a clean cloth, dampen it and clean the track and fittings from top to bottom. Dry afterwards using a clean cloth.
The shape of honeycomb blinds make the cells an attractive space for insects and dust. Insects may crawl inside, and die inside the cells. The easiest way to clean inside those cells is to blast the items inside out, using a type of compressed air, also known as an air duster.
When doing so, you may want to law a cloth or towel on the floor at the other end to catch most of the debris that comes out.
If you don't have a can of compressed air, you could use a hairdryer, but only if if has a cool setting and low power option.
Using ideally a microfibre cloth or feather duster, carefully wipe clean the shades of the blind from side to side, starting at the top of the blind and working down. This will ensure that any dislodged dust will fall downwards, and be removed as you work down the blind.
The benefit of a microfibre cloth is that it will attract dust and debris to it.
In the same method as used in step three, carefully vacuum the shades of the blind from side to side using a soft brush attachment, starting at the top of the blind and working down. This will ensure that any dislodged dust will fall downwards, and be removed as you work down the blind.
Occasionally, regular cleaning won't quite cut it, especially if you end up with mould showing on your blinds. They can look awful at this point, but the good news is that there is a simple way to clean mould off honeycomb blinds
Use a solution of 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup water and wipe with a damp cloth. After doing this, expose the blinds to bright sunlight until dry, repeat as needed to get it all out. It really is that straightforward to clean mould off honeycomb blinds.
We hope you have found this guide on how to clean mould off honeycomb blinds useful.
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