Window covers such as curtains and blinds are designed to give you privacy inside your home. They’re also designed to let light into your home during the day or block out the sun when it’s hot. But window covers can also get extremely dirty over time.

In this post, we discuss the different types of window covers that you get, what happens if you don’t wash them regularly, and how to keep them clean and bacteria-free!

Types of Window Covers

There are various types of window covers that people use to either protect their windows or to keep wind, rain or the sun’s rays from flooding through them. Here is a list of the most popular window covers that people have in their offices and homes:

  • Curtains or drapes: These are long pieces of fabric that are either lined or unlined. There are various types of drapes such as sheer or thick curtains. Additionally, there are many types of designs such as café or pleated drapes.
  • Blinds: Window blinds are hard window coverings. They’re made from various materials such as bamboo, steel or plastic. Blinds are much easier to clean compared to drapes.
  • Shutters: These window covers are typically installed outside of the window to protect them from harsh weather conditions. It also blocks out the most light. Shutters are usually made from wood but can also be made from plastic.

What Happens if You Don’t Clean Your Window Covers

As mentioned before, window covers can get extremely and harbour germs and bacteria. Window covers such as drapes can also start growing mould and can emit a musty odour if you don’t clean them regularly.

How Often Should You Clean Window Coverings?

You should treat the covers on your windows the same way you would your floors. For blinds and drapes, you should clean them the same time you vacuum or sweep your floors which is about 3 times a week. If you have drapes then you should wash them in a washing machine once every two to three months if you’re hypoallergenic. Or once every six months if you live in a dusty area.

How to Clean Window Covers With Zoflora

Blinds and shutters are easier to clean because you can simply wipe them down without removing them from the windows. The best way to clean dirt and debris from blinds and shutters is by using your trusty Zoflora wipes. Simply use a wipe to remove dust from your blinds and shutters to make them look good as new.

On the other hand, keeping drapes and curtains clean is a little more complicated. Follow these easy steps when washing your curtains:

  1. Unhook your curtains from the railing
  2. Take out all the hooks or ringlets from the curtains
  3. Place the curtains in a washing machine
  4. Pour your detergent in the powder compartment
  5. Pour one cap of Zoflora Linen Fresh in the rinse compartment
  6. Once your curtains have been washed, hang them up to dry
  7. When the curtains are dry, place the hooks back into the curtains
  8. Hang your curtains back up

If you want to ensure your curtains are bacteria-free or simply to give your household a pleasant smell, you can spray Zoflora directly onto your curtains once a week. Simply get a 500ml Zoflora trigger spray bottle. Then fill the bottle with water and pour two caps of Zoflora concentrate into the liquid. Close the bottle and shake it well. Then spray the solution onto your curtains.

When you spray Zoflora onto your curtains or blinds it will kill 99.9% of all germs and bacteria. Additionally, there are various Zoflora fragrances to choose from. Every time you spray Zoflora onto your drapes the scent will last for up to 24 hours!

Final Thoughts

With Zoflora, keeping your window covers clean and germ-free is easy. Follow the steps in this article to ensure your drapes and blinds are always kept clean!

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