Did you just have window shades in Tampa, FL installed in your home? If so, congratulations are definitely in order. Your shades are going to improve the appearance of your home, make your home more energy efficient, and possibly even boost your home’s value as long as you take good care of them moving forward. That means being careful when you put your shades up and down and, of course, cleaning them from time to time.

 

The good news is that you can clean many shades with little more than just your vacuum cleaner. It will help your shades look like new for years to come. But you do want to be careful about how you vacuum your shades. The last thing you want to do is accidentally damage them while you’re trying to maintain them. Here are 4 useful tips to help you vacuum your window shades safely.

 

Get into the habit of vacuuming your window shades every few weeks.

When you vacuum Tampa, FL shades, you want any dirt or dust that has gathered on them to come off easily. You do not want the dirt and dust to be stuck on the shades and force you to spend a ton of time vacuuming them. Therefore, it’s good to vacuum your shades once every few weeks to prevent dirt and dust from working their way deep down into shades.

 

Use the right vacuum attachment on your shades.

You’re going to need to be careful about which vacuum attachment that you use on your shades. Most people prefer to use the upholstery tool or the soft brush tool that came with their vacuum to attack shades and clean them. You can use whichever attachment you think will work best, but it should be one that is gentle on shades and tough on dirt and dust.

 

Avoid vacuuming shades too quickly.

You probably have quite a few shades located throughout your home. You might be tempted to try and clean them as quickly as you can so that you don’t have to spend all day doing it. This would be a big mistake. If you move too quickly, you’re going to end up doing damage to your shades before long. Take your time and don’t rush the process.

 

Keep your vacuum away from any cords or strings that are attached to your shades.

Most of the newer shades on the market today don’t have many cords or strings attached to them. But if your shades do happen to have either or both of these things, keep your vacuum far, far away from them. Your vacuum could inadvertently suck cords and strings up and damage your shades. You’re better off not going anywhere near them when you have a vacuum in your hand.

 

At Nature Coast Shutters & Window Treatments, we can help you install shades and other Tampa, FL window treatments in your home. We can also educate you on the proper ways to care for them. Give us a call at (813) 613-2327 today to schedule window shade installation or pay us a visit at 4910 W Knollwood St, Tampa, FL 33634 to check out the shades in our inventory.