Curtain and Loose Furniture Covers
It is advisable to clean your curtains every 6 months, or more frequently if you are an asthma or allergy sufferer, as curtains are effectively a giant air filter trapping dirt, smoke, smells, dust mites and allergens.
Dry cleaning is the most effective way of removing these accumulations. An on-site cleaning service offered by some companies is far less effective, only touching the surface and often producing unsatisfactory results. If you regularly clean your curtains and loose furniture covers you will prolong their life - the longer you leave it between cleans, the harder it becomes to remove the dirt and over time the dirt can damage the fabric.
We charge by weight, so you will need to bring them into our shop for us to weigh and price them for you, and at the same time discuss the cleaning process. See our Curtain and Loose Cover Cleaning Information.
We can also clean nets, blinds, pelmets, swags and tails and tie backs.
If your curtains are in need of repair or alteration, then our professional seamstress can replace linings, shorten or repair curtains by quotation.
Caring for your Curtains
Looking after your curtains will keep them looking good and help to prolong their life. In addition to regular dry cleaning you can:
Gently shake the curtains each time you close them - this dislodges the day's dust particles and helps to stop them embedding in the fibres of the curtain material.
Vacuum the tops of your curtains and brush them gently on a monthly basis to help prevent heavy dust deposits. Use a low-suction setting with an upholstery brush or crevice tool and be careful of buttons or other embellishments.
Swap your curtain pairs over from time to time (e.g. left to right) to help spread the risk of sun damage.
Make sure you have enough hooks (or the right type) in the curtain header - they will never hang properly without the correct amount.
Properly hung curtains will sit about 1cm off the floor. This will make the pleats or folds hang true, and help avoid unnecessary creasing. You may be able to achieve this through adjustment in the header tape.