Friday, December 19, 2014

How to Clean Vertical Blinds Quickly

Fig.1 Vertical Blinds
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Electrical cord 
High patio wall
Ladder 4-foot
Leaf Blower 
Screwdriver Flat Tip
Flat scraper
Soap (automobile soap)
Towel (clean) 
Vertical blinds
Water (Plus water hose)

This post shows the ten steps on the process of cleaning vertical blinds quickly and all in one hour. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the vertical blinds that need cleaning. Fig.2 shows the bucket filled with water, soap and a sponge. Use automobile soap it does not leave streaks on the blinds.

Fig.2 Pail with soap and sponge
Step 2: Fig.3 shows an ordinary leaf blower. This blower will be used to remove the large drops of water on the vertical blinds after they have been cleaned.

Fig.3 Leaf blower
Step 3: Fig.4 shows a blank high patio wall. This will be the shelf were the vertical blind will hand from while the cleaning takes place. The wall needs to be high enough to hang the blind but not so high so that you can not place the top of the blind over its edge.

Fig.4 Patio wall or table
Step 4: Fig.5 shows a 4-foot ladder. This is needed to reach the vertical blinds to open up the blind brackets. There is one on each side.

Fig.5 ladder 4-foot

Step 5: Fig.6 shows the use a flat tip screwdriver on both sides of the vertical blind. Fig.7 shows the vertical blind bracket is open and the blinds can be removed. Sometimes a flat scraper can open it faster than a screwdriver.
Fig.6 Screwdriver
Fig.7 Open blind bracket
Step 6: Fig.8 shows the bucket of soap is ready to be applied after the blinds are rinsed with a water hose.
Fig.8 Soap ready
Step 7: Fig.9 shows a sponge applying lots of soap and water to the blind. Fig.10 shows the soap on the blind.

Fig.9 Soap applied
Fig.10 Soap
Step 8: Fig.11, fig.12 and fig.13 shows that after the blind has been rinsed, washed and re-rinsed with a water hose. Use a leaf blower to remove the excess water.

Fig.11 Leaf Blower
Fig.12 Removing water
Fig.13 Blowing dry
Step 9: Fig.14
and fig.15 shows the gloves and dry clean towel is needed to wipe both sides of the blind.
Fig,14 Use gloves
Fig,15 Wipe dry
Step 10: Fig.16
shows that once the blind is dried to bring back the blind back to its window. Next, secure the blind bracket and attach the top decorative piece to the blind body.
Fig,16 Job done

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