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Curtains and Drapes

drapeDuring spring or fall cleaning every speck of dust and dirt is cast away from our homes but how often do we overlook our curtain and drapery cleaning. This happens because the window treatments still look clean, even if they have been hanging for years.

Window treatments are important in our homes for their beauty, to protect furniture from sun damage, to reduce cold drafts in winter and to give privacy and comfort. Draperies are usually a heavier, lined fabric that extends to or close to the floor, whereas curtains are often lightweight and unlined.

Draperies, curtains and window treatments collect a huge amount of dirt over time. Dust, oil, pollution, smoke, pollen, heating fumes and bacteria are just some of what they retain. Even though they may look visually clean, drapery cleaning is a necessary part of housecleaning. Dry Cleaning draperies and curtains will remove the dirt and oils which degrade them over time. Getting your curtains dry cleaned professionally will ensure they are treated properly.

The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) states that the life expectancy for lined drapes is five years, for unlined drapes it is four years and for sheers it is only three years. So many factors contribute to the life expectancy of your draperies that it is important to clean them frequently.

DLI suggests cleaning window treatments at least once a year and that vacuuming them between cleanings will help you get the most from your draperies throughout your home or business. Bringing your curtains and draperies to Barth’s Cleaning Centre is the best way to make sure your draperies are properly cleaned and take care of.

Whether your window treatments are stained and smoke damaged, or just in need of yearly cleaning, Barth’s Cleaning Centre is your best choice for the cleaning of your window treatments.