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The Best Way to Remove Mould From Blinds

Mould can be a persistent and unsightly problem in many households, and if it has found its way onto your blinds, it’s essential to address it quickly.

Not only does mould affect the aesthetic appeal of your window coverings, but it can also pose health risks if left untreated.

In this article, we will explore the best methods to effectively remove mould from blinds, ensuring a clean and healthy living space for you and your family.

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Materials you will need

To tackle mould on blinds, gather the following materials:

  • Vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to help you remove loose mould spores and debris.
  • White vinegar or hydrogen peroxide to effectively kill mould.
  • A soft cloth or sponge to apply the cleaning solution.
  • Warm water for rinsing.
  • A bucket or spray bottle to mix and apply the cleaning solution.

Cleaning vertical blinds

If you have vertical blinds in your home or office, the following steps should help you get rid of mould:

  1. Carefully take down the vertical blinds. Lay them flat on a clean, dry surface.
  2. Use the vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently remove any loose mould spores, dust, or debris from the blinds.
  3. In a bucket or spray bottle, mix equal parts of white vinegar and warm water. Alternatively, you can use hydrogen peroxide in place of vinegar, if you have any that is!
  4. Dampen a soft cloth or sponge with the cleaning solution. Gently scrub the mouldy areas of the blinds.
  5. Use a clean, damp cloth to wipe away the cleaning solution. Rinse the blinds thoroughly to remove any residue.
  6. Allow the blinds to air dry completely before rehanging them. And there you have it!

Cleaning other kinds of blinds

While vertical blinds have their specific cleaning method, you can apply a more general approach to other types of blinds, such as Venetian and roller:

  1. Start by vacuuming the blinds with a brush attachment to remove loose mould spores and dust.
  2. Prepare a mixture of white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide with warm water in a spray bottle.
  3. Lightly spray the cleaning solution onto the mouldy areas of the blinds and use a soft cloth or sponge to gently scrub away the mould.
  4. Rinse the blinds with clean water to remove any residue and allow them to air dry completely.

If you notice that after step 4 there is still some residual mould left on the blinds, return to step 3. But make sure that the blinds have had time to dry completely before you do so!

How to prevent future mould growth

To prevent mould from returning, make sure that you keep your blinds clean and dry.

Regular dusting and occasional deep cleaning can make a significant difference, so don’t skip it!

You also need to make sure that your home has proper ventilation to reduce humidity levels, which can contribute to mould growth considerably.

John Frederick is London’s favourite cleaner and supplier of blinds, so if you have a problem that you think is best left to the professionals, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

We have 90 years of experience in the industry, so you can always trust our team to do an excellent job. Call for a quick quote!

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