Your curtains help to frame your house. Not taking care of them might affect the overall ambience at home. Here are 2 very important things you need to know about your curtains:
- They are (actually) pretty dirty.
A lot of people ignore and neglect the curtains during their regular cleaning. What we don’t realise is that curtains are very good at trapping dust in the home, which can affect the health of family members, especially if they have asthma. This makes it a hotspot for germs to grow and may make you ill. Most of the time, it is sufficient to give your curtains a proper vacuum to get rid of the dust.
2. They need professional care for washing.
It’s unlikely that your curtains are going to survive a normal wash in the machine like the rest of your clothes. They need special attention. The first (and best) choice is to send it for professional cleaning. These people know exactly how to clean your curtains without damaging them. It is also probably worth the extra cost if it’s going to prevent you from having to buy new ones. Alternatively, you can try sending them for dry cleaning. This option is still a risk as incompetent companies may not be familiar with the appropriate moisture level required for unique curtain-types, which could lead to shrinking and tight creasing.