Now that you had blinds installed in your home or office you want that investment to last. When it comes to caring for your blinds the adage ‘Gently does it’ always apply.

Today we will discuss caring for the two types of blinds most often installed, vertical blinds and venetian blinds.

 

Vertical Blinds

  • When tilting the slats of your vertical blind pull the control chain, which is the beaded cord, slowly and steadily until the slats are opened at the preferred angle.
  • Ensure the slats are tilted at a 90-degree angle to the window before pulling them to the side. Pulling the blinds to the side while the slats are closed will damage the mechanism in the rails. Slowly and steadily pull the black and white checked cord until the blind is pulled completely to the side. To close the blind, pull the same cord to move the slats into place before closing them. You never need to apply force when opening or closing your blinds.       
  • If you are concerned about pets nibbling the bottom chain or getting tangled in the blinds while in the open position, then gently lift the slats and lower them into an attractive wicker basket.
Opening the slats

Opening the slats

Opening the blind

Opening the blind

Closing the blind & slats

Closing the blind & slats 

Protecting the slats

Protecting the slats

Venetian Blinds

  • When tilting the slats of your venetian blind turn the wand gently until the slats are opened at the preferred angle. For venetian blinds with cords, take a cord in each hand and use a milking-the-cow motion to tilt the slats.
  • Tilting the slats up will provide more privacy while tilting the slats down lets in more light.
  • Ensure the slats are tilted at a 90-degree angle to the window before pulling the blind to the top. With heavier blinds use your free hand to gently support the stack of blinds as they are lifted and lowered.
  • When lowering the blind, hold the cord towards the middle of the blind and gently pull until you feel the cord lock release or hear a click. Let the cord slowly slide through your hand while keeping it angled towards the middle of the blind. As the blind gently lowers keep supporting it with your free hand. The slats can now be closed if required.
  • Lifting your venetian blinds by 10 – 15 cm will allow your pet to have a view outside while lying in the window sill.
Opening the slats

Opening the slats

Opening the blind

Opening the blind

Closing the blind

Closing the blind

Pet-Friendly View

Pet-Friendly View

Remember. if anything is amiss we can assist with spare parts or a service call to assess and correct the issue at hand.

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