If you take a close look, you might be surprised by the condition your curtains and draperies are in – they’re often overlooked.
Window treatments collect a significant amount of dust throughout the year – more than you might imagine – and vacuuming can only remove so much dirt.
Periodically dry cleaning your draperies will keep them looking fresh and new, and remove particles that can accelerate aging – extending their lifespan and retaining their vibrance.
In addition to dust, both moisture and sunlight are extremely detrimental to the fabric.
Although drapes are sometimes subjected to moisture due to window leaks, it is actually more common to see water lines towards the bottom of drapes due to humidity that is wicked from the air.
If you look on the backside of your drapes, this would be evidenced by a yellow line towards the bottom of the lining.
Sunlight and moisture can begin to dry-rot the material over time, to the extent that the fabric begins to split and disintegrate.
If the drapes have incurred sufficient damage from either moisture or sunlight, they may not be able to be safely cleaned. For these reasons, we thoroughly examine all draperies with you prior to cleaning.
We recommend cleaning your curtains and drapes every two years.