Draperies can add as much to the decor of a room as they can detract from it if they are dirty. Much like rugs and carpets, drapes can trap a lot of dust and dirt from the air. They can soak up odors as well, especially if they’re in kitchens or high traffic areas. Pet smells, smoking, insects, and pollen are just some of the things that can make draperies look old and tired. With time, drape fabrics can fade and show significant signs of wear. To prolong the life of your drapery fabrics, you should maintain them. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, drapes should be on your cleaning list.
When the time for cleaning finally arrives, you might have a lot of questions and a lot of work to do. A lot of people don’t know how to clean draperies. You might worry about damaging pleats, shrinking the material and a range of other things. Sometimes just taking them down and putting them back up can be a big challenge.
People who own commercial properties might need to clean hundreds of draperies. This amount of work can lead to disruption and downtime; two things business owners always try to avoid if possible. Doing drapery cleaning by yourself can do more harm than good. If nothing else, you could stand to lose a lot of time. If you need the best results in the least amount of time possible, you need professionals on the job.
Our Drapery Cleaning Process
- Pre-inspection: Before our technician does any work, he will inspect your draperies. That way we can assess them for any tricky spots and identify permanent damage. After inspection, he or she can tell you what you can expect from cleaning.
- Pre-vacuuming: Just like with other fabrics, elite draperies cleaning involves vacuum cleaning. This step helps remove dry soil from draperies with a deep vacuuming.
- Chemical sponge: To clean your draperies, Elite Services Quality Clean uses sponges with special coatings. These sponges help further remove soil. With these sponges, we can lift the dirt off vacuuming could not remove.
- Fabric Protector Applied: We apply a fabric protector to help your drapes repel dirt and dust as well as spills. This will help them stay cleaner longer.
- Final inspection: During the final step, the technician assigned to you will check everything after cleaning to make sure the results meet your expectations.