Dubai has experienced what probably was the worst sandstorm in years. The whole city was covered with fog-like sand, and it was as if the metro was filtered with sepia tone.
Now that the sandstorm is over, we should probably start checking the harm it brought us. By this, we mean, the stubborn dusts on our windows! If you were in the office when the sandstorm came and forgot to close the windows before you left home, your plain roller blinds are probably all covered with sand.
So what should you do now? Clean, of course! Do it before it rains! Otherwise, you’re going to face a tougher cleaning project. Here are some roller blinds Dubai cleaning tips that you will surely find handy.
Things you will need
Assuming that your blinds are made of washable materials, you are going to need all these things:
- Warm water
- Drying rack
- Vacuum with brush
The first thing you need to do is bring down the blinds from the window. Take all of them down and get your vacuum cleaner. To prevent the sand from going to other places in the house, you need to immediately vacuum them to remove all surface dirt.
Remove the blinds from the roller and lay them flat on the floor. Do not forget to attach the brush before you start vacuuming. Begin vacuuming by gently brushing over the dirty surface to prevent any dirt from spreading.
The next thing you need to do is fill the bathtub with warm water. Then, get the detergent and mix it onto the water. Let it stay for about five minutes before soaking the blinds in the water.
After that, you can proceed to laying the blinds in the bathtub. You can let it soak for an hour to ensure that the dirt loosen up. When an hour has passed, you can get the cloth and start wiping the blinds. Do it in back and forth motion to make sure no area will be left uncleaned.
Only use the brush when there are tough spots, which is unlikely because you are only cleaning the sand dust. You can do this in other cases.
Lastly, wash the blinds with warm water. Rinse them until no soap is remaining. Put them outside on a drying rack to let them dry.