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Window Covering Safety Month

October is national window covering safety month. According to statistics provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 200 infants and young children have died from accidentally strangling in window cords, since 1990. Always follow these basic window cord safety rules: - Install only safe window coverings in young children's bedrooms and sleeping [...]

By | October 8th, 2010|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Cleaning Faux Wood Blinds

To reduce static cling and help repel dust, wipe the blinds with dryer sheets. Do not use abrasive cleaners or chemical solvents, as they will scratch or damage the surface. Bathtub cleaning can be used for faux woods. Immerse entire blind in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Wash by gently moving liquid around with your [...]

By | June 24th, 2010|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Cleaning Solar Screen Shades

Solar shade fabrics are virtually maintenance free.  In most cases periodic vacuuming with a brush attachment is all that is required.  Compressed air or a hair dryer on a low setting will also remove dust or dirt from shades.  Occasional cleaning using a mild detergent, gentle rubbing and thorough rinsing is recommended.  Always allow the [...]

By | June 24th, 2010|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Cutting Heat and Glare

Recently, we were at a customer’s home in the Bitterroot Valley.  Our customers had been living in their new home for two years, but still had no window coverings.  The wife had been resisting because she didn’t want to feel “closed-in,” and loved to have a view of the valley.  The husband, on the other [...]

By | June 24th, 2010|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments