Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Finding the right blinds cleaning service is very important to make sure that the blinds are left clean and in good shape after they are done. They are many ways to pick a service that will be just right for the work you need done and one that can reliably and professionally clean your blinds at a good rate and leave you satisfied. This article will help you understand what blind cleaning involves, what to look for in a good blind cleaning company and how to look for a reliable service.
What does blind cleaning involve?
Singapore blind cleaners who have been in the business for a long time will know how to tackle each type of common blinds in the country. Honeycomb blinds made from paper or cloth are popular in Singapore because of their ability to keep the cool air inside. They are relatively easy to clean and blind cleaning companies can come in and use their vacuum cleaner with a dusting attachment to clean them.
Roman shades are another popular type of blind in Singapore because they are great at blocking out the harsh tropical sun and keep your interior shaded and cool. These are usually pleated or flat and can even have swags. Professionals will use the soft brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to dust off the dirt from the blinds. If there are stains, they will have to use a soapy cloth to rub them out. It is not recommended to get too much water on these blinds. Never soak them.
Roller shades are popular in both residential condominiums and offices. They are also cleaned with the soft brush tool on your vacuum cleaner. For the roller shades that are made out of vinyl and can be found everywhere, professionals may use a wet sponge to clean out the first. The sponge will need some dishwashing detergent and will easily pull off the dirt.
Panel track shades can be cleaned with your vacuum cleaner and soft or hard brush attachment. Stains can be lifted with a cloth dipped in soapy water. If you have wood blinds, it is recommended to treat them just like your wood furniture and use a very lightly dipped cloth to clean them before using a dry cloth to make sure no water is left behind that can form stains.
What to look for in a reliable blind cleaning company?
Experience is very important when hiring a blind cleaning company. When you call them up to ask for an initial quote, ask them if they have experience in cleaning the kind of blinds that you have and how they would do it. Also, you should ask them how long they have been in business and check to see online if they have provided accurate information.
You can ask them if they have any industry certifications. The National Environmental Agency (NEA) in Singapore works with many cleaning companies to make sure that they follow the proper procedures for cleaning. They also work with agencies like the UCCW, WDA and EMAS to conduct training conferences and issue guides on how to clean properly. You can ask what sort of training the technicians who will be cleaning your blinds have. Some companies will also be accredited by e2i Singapore which is a fair employment agency and checks to make sure that employees are not having their rights violated. These accreditations come in the form of “Clean Mark Silver” or “Clean Mark Gold” which show that the cleaning company has passed their tests.
Since 2014, all cleaning companies in Singapore have to be licensed to offer their services. This licensing offered by NEA means that the cleaners will have to be trained and offer an approved salary scheme for their employees. Make sure that the business you choose is licensed by a governmental agency so that there are no problems with the work.
You can read customer reviews for each service on a variety of platforms online. Make sure you choose a service which has a proven track record of delivering good services, especially for the kind of blinds that you have. You do not want to risk your expensive blinds getting damaged by inexperienced cleaners.
How to find reliable blind cleaners?
Word of mouth
Getting recommendations from trusted friends or family members is always a great way to find good services. Your friends and family members will know the type of service that you like and need and can recommend local cleaners that did a good job for them.
There are many internet sites and blogs that review cleaners and can help you pick the right one. Sites like Google Reviews and Yelp can help you get a sense of the overall reputation of a cleaner. Some bloggers who work in the niche of homemaking and home cleaning may also have written articles online which you can read for recommendations.
Ask the business you bought your blinds from
The shop that sold you the blinds may have their own cleaning services that can come over to your house and clean your blinds. Getting the dealer to clean your blinds may be more expensive but you will have peace of mind knowing that they know all about the product as they sold it and they will leave your blinds undamaged and clean. They may also be able to recommend other services that can reliably clean your blinds.
Do your research and spend some time looking around for the best cleaners you can find. This will help you avoid any problems in the future. With some luck, you will be able to find a cleaning service that you can keep calling time after time and form a good relationship with. They will be able to keep your blinds clean and maintained for years and may even have a personal stake in their cleanliness. As a last resort, you can always try to clean the blinds yourself, but professionals will always do a better job.