The blinds in your home get used every day – so it’s not surprising that they pick up some wear and tear over time. Here’s how to keep your blinds in top condition for as long as possible, and solve some common issues by yourself.
#1 Cracked or damaged slats
If you have wooden blinds, then the wooden slats can sometimes become warped or cracked. Aluminum slats won’t crack, but they can get bent or twisted.
Most manufacturers will give you one or two spare slats to use as replacements. These are quite simple to insert: just pop out the old slat and fit the new one in place. However, it’s a good idea to keep the manufacturer’s instructions to make the job even easier.
#2 Blinds won’t stay in place
Some people find that, after a while, the blind still rolls up and down – but it won’t stay in place! Fortunately, this is an easy fix. The problem is usually caused by a build-up of dust over time.
Dust the blind slats thoroughly so that they’re completely clean. If you’re still having problems, you can try applying a little lubricant to the blind mechanism.
#3 Blinds hang unevenly
Carefully check the blinds cord for any twists or knots. Once you’ve removed any tangles, the blind should hang better. If you’re still having problems, look at how the blind is attached to the window. Sometimes, blinds hang unevenly because they have not been correctly fitted – especially for windows with unusual shapes or sizes.
Still having issues? If it’s time to replace your window blinds, call or visit us in Boca, Broward County or Palm Beach. We’ll help you find the right window treatment for your home.