How To Remove Mould From Curtains And Blinds
Mould on curtains and blinds can be very harmful to your health and needs to be rectified as soon as possible. Mould can start to grow in dark, damp, and cool places without you noticing. Quite often, it has already started to spread and spore when it becomes detected. Sunlight can also hit cold glass and then form condensation on the inside pane. If you have blinds and curtains on this side, it can soak up the condensation and eventually start to form mould and mildew.
Mould is incredibly persistent and spreads quite rapidly. It could start on the lower part of your curtains and then start to migrate to the top and even onto the ceiling. If the growth is too much and you’re unable to handle it, then get in touch with a professional mould removal service that specialises in curtains and blinds. Be careful before attempting to rectify the issue yourself as you may make the task harder for a professional cleaning service to do if you have caused more damage.
Otherwise, here are some tips you can follow to keep it at bay and minimize its potential impact.
This is an old-fashioned mixture, but always be cautious before you make up concoctions and attempt to do treatment with them.
- Create a paste using lemon juice and salt then proceed to gently apply it to the spots
- Put lemon juice on affected areas and then put salt on top of the juice
- Gently blot with a soft and clean cloth
- Once finished, rinse thoroughly and put through the wash if allowed
Rinsing is essential because leaving the lemon juice in the fabric may cause a permanent stain.
If your fabric is able to handle it, you can also try using oxygen bleach for fabric. Always do a test patch first on a small, inconspicuous area before applying the treatment in other areas.
- Soak in oxygen bleach for about an hour
- When your washing machine is filling up, add a cup of powdered oxygen bleach
- Run them through a regular wash cycle
- If your fabrics are heavy and thick, you can try soaking them overnight
Always be careful using oxygen bleach, and be sure that your curtain or blind manufacturer states that it’s safe to use in these ways.
How to Remove Mould on Blinds (Non-Fabric)
Here are some tips for removing mould on blinds that are not made of fabric.
- Clean using a detergent and water mix
- Use a light, chlorine-based bleach
- Soak them in a detergent and water mix
- Wipe them down afterwards and dry them somewhere
- Unclip the blind and lay them down on a clean and flat surface
- Use a soft and gentle brush to wipe away the mould
- Clean each one with a cloth that has a mild detergent solution on it. Use very little as some fabric blinds can’t handle too much moisture.
- Gently dab the affected areas
- Hang up somewhere to properly air dry
Best Mould Removal Tips
Remove Mould From Curtains
You can vacuum your curtains and even your blinds if they can handle it to remove mould and mildew. Be aware that you may need to dispose of the vacuum bag afterwards since there could now be spores in the bag that will grow in there.
Dry Clean The Curtains
Some curtains can only be dry cleaned as they may not be able to handle too much heat or moisture. A professional dry cleaner could handle your curtains for you but be sure that you make them aware of the mould and mildew beforehand. They may be able to treat it for you if they will accept the task.
Hanging to Dry
If you still can’t get mould and mildew of curtains and blinds try to hang the curtains outside to dry. Do not put them in the dryer as hot air can make the spots harder to remove.
Hire A Curtain and Blind Mould Removal Service
If all else fails or your not willing to try and rectify the problem yourself, contact us. We are a professional curtain and blind cleaning service that specialises in mould. Leave the task up to the experts that have experience and know-how to get the job done. It’s important to note that some permanent damage may have already been caused and it may not be safe to attempt a clean either. Regardless, get in touch with us and we will run you through the process.