For some, seasonal allergies have already started. Windows treatments harbor pet dander, pollen, dust, oil, and even insect feces and dead parts. Keeping your window blinds clean can help keep your home free from allergens. Dry cleaning or hiring a professional can get expensive.
When asked if Powerizer will clean mini blinds, the quick answer is yes! However, we are sharing tips to complete the job safely and effectively. Recently we were asked how to clean mini blinds with Powerizer. The first question you should ask yourself is, what is the most cost-effective, time-saving or, does it makes sense to replace them or hire someone to clean them?
After a quick internet search, we found a mini-blind cleaning service quoting $251 to clean six blinds. Home depot's page allows you to pick the size you prefer, then customize the measurements. New blinds were starting at $29 and increased up to $80. The larger and specialty blinds became more costly as the sizes get bigger.
The blinds we cleaned were dusty and not damaged. Replacing them was not necessary. Instead, the best option was to clean them with Powerizer and not hiring a service. Powerizer Complete is the only cleaning product needed
What is the best option for cleaning mini blinds?
|3 Options For Cleaning Blinds||Pros||Cons|
|Clean as you Go||
|Remove and Clean Blinds at Home||
|Remove and Clean Blinds at Car Wash||
Tips to consider before starting your project.
Tools for Cleaning Blinds
- High pressured spray hose
- Large tub for soaking
- Microfiber cloths for cleaning and drying
- Powerizer Complete Pods or powder
- Optional: Tarp to cover your vehicle trunk or truck bed
Option 1 - Dust and Clean While Still Hanging
The easiest option is to clean them while still hanging, which is excellent for routine dusting and cleaning. For this process, a damp microfiber cloth, a bucket, and a Powerizer wash solution are all you need. This method is excellent for spot cleaning and isn't messy. However, it isn't going to bring the most thorough cleaning results.
You will need to mix one scoop to one (1) gallon of water in a bucket and use a plush microfiber cloth to wipe the blinds. Be sure to wring the cloth out well, so it is damp instead of sopping wet.
Optional: This process can be too time-consuming. For optimal results, wipe the slats, then rinse the cloth in a bucket or under the tub's faucet. Avoid dropping the dirty cloth back into the Powerizer solution. It may be necessary to replace the detergent with a fresh wash solution after cleaning each blind.
Option 2 - Remove Blinds to Deep Clean in Bathtub or Shower
This method will allow to deep clean at your leisure. Whether you decide to clean one window or one room at a time your blinds will be clean as new when you are finished. No matter the kind you have - aluminum, fabric, wood or vertical Powerizer Complete.
This option offers complete results.
Bathtub Option: Fill the tub with warm to hot water, add one scoop of Powerizer detergent, and place them in the solution. Allow them to soak for 5 minutes or so.
Shower Option: Turn your shower head to the highest pressure. Available unless you have a shower sprayer and saturate them with warm to hot water. Use a bucket to make a solution—one (1) scoop of Powerizer to one (1) gallon of water. Allow them to soak for 5 minutes or so.
Tip: Longer Blinds: Stand them vertically in the tub or shower.
Cleaning with Powerizer costed less than six dollars when we cleaned them at the car wash. The entire car wash cycle put us out $4. We paid $2 to saturate the blinds and make a wash bucket in four minutes. Then we paid $2 for another 4-minute cycle to rinse the detergent and dirt away. Now suppose you soak them at home in the tub instead of going to the car wash. There is no additional expense other than your time and using Powerizer. Bottom line, Powerizer will save you time and money since it is a multipurpose cleaner.
Option 3 - Remove Multiple Blinds and Take to the Car Wash
Depending on how many blinds you want to clean at once. Hauling them to a car wash might make more sense. This process could take a few hours. Therefore take a day to remove and reinstall all of them.
From there, the process is fast and easy.
|At Car Wash||
Tip: If you're worried about excess water dripping in your vehicle, consider laying down a tarp and placing a large towel on top of the tarp.
We recommend using one scoop per mini blind. Let's say you are cleaning six (6) blinds one (1) scoop of Powerizer costs about 30 cents per scoop = $1.80 Car Wash Fees were $4.00. The expense for cleaning six (6) blinds came to $5.80. It should take you about 30 minutes to remove all of them from their brackets, wrap them and load them into your vehicle. This process may take more time but you can knock out multiple blinds at once.
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