631-842-1049 | Smithtown, NY

8664015 copy White Glove Fabric Blind and Drapery Cleaning | Smithtown, NY

What affiliations and certifications do you have?

We are Certified Fabricare Specialists (CFS) and certified Hunter Douglas window treatment and shutter installers.

Why and how often should I have my window treatments cleaned?

The longer the stain remains on the fabric, the harder it will be to remove. Warmth, especially from the sun can cause the stain to bond with the fabric, changing it forever. Other things to consider: Do your children handle the treatments? Do you have pets? Do you have a fireplace? Do you frequently burn candles? Do you live by the water? All of these things and more can factor into how quickly your treatments become soiled. We recommend that you have your treatments cleaned every 2 years.

If you suffer from respiratory ailments, you may want to consider having them cleaned yearly. Drapery and fabric blinds can act as filters, absorbing airborne pollutants due to constant airflow. Our cleaning process removes dust, dirt, and allergens, so you'll see improved air quality immediately.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for your arrival?

We ask that you please move any furniture or breakables away from the window treatments to be cleaned. We put plastic behind the treatments to protect walls, and drop cloths will be used to protect floors.

How long does the cleaning process typically take?

Most jobs are completed the within the same day.

How long will it take for my treatments to dry?

Typically your treatments will be completely dry within 2-3 hours.

Do the chemicals you use have an odor?

The dry cleaning solution contains a mild wintergreen fragrance which leaves a light and pleasant scent on the treatments while drying. The wet cleaning solution also has a mild, pleasant scent. We will try our best to vent the machine to the outdoors. We recommend that anyone with respiratory ailments stay clear of the area until the treatments are thoroughly dry. Some pets, particularly birds (which are known to be sensitive to cleaning chemicals in general) should also stay clear from the rooms we are working in.

Will cleaning remove puckering or wrinkles?

No. Puckering in shades is often evidence of moisture or water damage to the glues or laminates. Creases or wrinkles in fabrics from abuse or mishandling cannot be removed by cleaning.

Will cleaning make any holes in my treatment worse?

No. Any holes will remain as they were before cleaning of the treatment.

Could my treatments be too old or fragile to withstand the cleaning process?

Yes, this is a possibility. During your FREE initial consultation, we will come to your home and inspect the condition of your window treatments. On occasion, older treatments begin to experience a breakdown of the glues holding the treatment together. We will examine the treatments carefully, test for glue failure, and let you know if we find any damage.

Do I need to be home when you're working?

We prefer that you are home in case there are any immediate questions or concerns. If it's not possible for you to be home, an adult would need to be present during the cleaning. We would also need a telephone number where we could reach you if there are any questions.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash or check. Sorry, we do not take credit cards.

What type of window treatments can you clean?

We are certified to clean all Hunter Douglas window treatments, including Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Silhouette®, Vignette® Roman, Applause® Honeycomb, Brilliance® Pleated, Duette® Honeycomb shadings, and more. We clean most brands of fabric window treatments, including sheers, drapes, swags, jabots, cornices and valances.

What won't you clean?

Unfortunately, we cannot clean vertical blinds, wood blinds, metal blinds, or vinyl mini blinds. We only clean fabric window treatments.

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What is the injection/extraction process?

Our Technicians use a portable system that is commonly referred to as an injection/extraction system. This system allows the technician to safely wet-clean or dry-clean most types of fabric window treatments.

 

This process is so gentle, that it allows for the cleaning of the most delicate fabrics. Since there is no agitation, as in a traditional cleaning process, they have the ability to guarantee against shrinkage or damage. Whether they are wet-cleaning or dry-cleaning (Dry cleaning is commonly used on room darkening shades), the solutions used are safe and effective. In fact the dry-cleaning solution is safe enough to use in nursing homes and hospitals, and will not affect sizing or dyes.