Everything You Need to Know About Ultrasonic Blind Cleaning
The ultrasonic method is the latest advancement in blind cleaning, and it’s widely regarded as both safe and effective. The process removes dirt, grease, stains, odors and allergens without harsh chemicals or damaging your blinds.
Ultrasonic cleaning uses a combination of sound waves and a gentle cleaning solution. The ultrasonic waves create bubbles to blast away debris. The bubbles travel at high speeds through the water and detergent to create an implosion of sorts that removes dirt. The tiny size of the bubbles prevents them from damaging the blinds. Some people compare the process to the work that goes into jewelry cleaning.
What to Expect - Costs and More
Some ultrasonic blind cleaning companies do the job right inside your home. Others do the work outside in a van or bring the blinds back to their shop. Once the blinds are clean and dry, they are returned to the home and rehung. In addition to the surface of the blinds, the slats, cords and rail are also cleaned in the process.
Ultrasonic cleaning works for all sorts of types and styles, including venetian blinds, wood and faux wood blinds, vertical blinds, silhouettes, luminettes and more. It probably goes without saying, but ultrasonic cleaning is not a good investment for vinyl and other low-cost blinds. You’re better off replacing them.
Cleaning is usually billed on a per-blind basis, but some companies charge by the linear foot. On a per-blind basis, expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $30, depending on the type, size and condition of the blinds. Most companies have a minimum charge to come out. By the linear foot, expect to pay $5 to $15.
Tips for Hiring an Ultrasonic Blind Cleaning Company
Although ultrasonic blind cleaning is relatively new, there are plenty of experienced and reputable companies out there. It’s important to find one.
- Consult your manufacturer or the department store where you purchased the blinds. They usually have a list of trusted and approved local cleaners.
- Even if the cleaner comes recommend, do some background research on the company. Do they have bad reviews online or with the Better Business Bureau? One bad review may be a fluke, but a ton of them probably is not.
- Understand the pricing upfront. Ask for a quote in writing so that the price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay. Also, keep in mind that it’s always a good idea to get several quotes before you select a company.
Author: Ashley Smith