When you wash clothes on weekdays, you will put the clothes in the washing machine, which will not only save trouble but also clean the clothes. In addition to clothes, curtains are indispensable in everyone’s home. Curtains are a kind of decoration, and they are easy to get dirty after a long time. So is this method of washing with a washing machine suitable for cleaning curtains?
1. Can dirty curtains be washed with a washing machine?
Some people think that the curtains are often hung on them and are often blown by the wind, so they feel that the dust on the curtains has been blown clean. In fact, this kind of thinking is half right and half wrong. The reason is that although the wind can take away the dust, it only takes away part of the dust, not all of it.
For families, it is rare to wash curtains once a year, and many families only wash them during the New Year for the Spring Festival, because they are more difficult to wash, and the frequency of washing is too infrequent, once every six months. When the curtains are hung, because they are left for too long, the dust and bacteria in the air stay on them. After a long time, you will find that the color is not as bright as it used to be. Especially in rainy days, it is easy to accumulate water in rainy days, and bacteria will multiply rapidly.
Many people wash the curtain room in the washing machine. After all, washing by hand is an unrealistic problem, but it is too expensive to wash it in the dry cleaner. In fact, the master reminded me not to Use a washing machine to wash the curtains. Not only will the curtains not be clean, but it will easily damage the curtains! After all, there are still many differences in the material of curtains. For example, some silk and lace curtains are not suitable for washing in the washing machine. Large curtains cannot be rotated normally in the washing machine!
Even if only one piece of curtain is put in every time the curtain is cleaned, it is more difficult to clean than the four-piece set on the bed. The curtains after the water become very heavy, and if they cannot be rotated normally in the washing machine, they cannot be cleaned. Putting them in the washing machine for washing is an overload for the washing machine! It not only damages the fabric of the curtain, but also shortens the service life of the washing machine!
Hand-washing the curtains can protect the curtains from any major damage. The disadvantage of hand-washing is that it is more troublesome, and many people are too lazy to wash. Hand washing is to put a basin of warm water, put the curtains in the water, add laundry detergent and stir well, let it stand for a few times, and the dust will be almost removed. It’s dust removal, and there’s bacteria, so it needs an extra wash or two afterward.
Second, how to clean the curtains without a washing machine?
1, velvet curtain
As a velvet curtain with strong dust absorption, it should be removed first Shake the curtains with your hands to reduce the dust on the surface of the flannelette, and then soak them in water with detergent for about 15 minutes. It is advisable to wash the velvet curtains by hand, and do not wring them out after washing, so that the water will dry naturally.
2, lace curtains
In general, curtains decorated with lace styles are not suitable for hard cleaning, and also Do not use a washing machine to wash, and lace curtains can be gently swept with a soft brush before washing to remove the dust attached to the surface.
3, Venetian blinds
This kind of curtain is a kind of curtain that is used more in the family at present. Close the window before cleaning, spray an appropriate amount of water or polish on it, and then dry it with a rag to keep the curtain clean and bright for a long time. The drawstring of the curtain can be wiped gently with a soft brush. If the curtains are dirty, you can use a rag dipped in some warm water-soluble detergent to clean, or wipe with a little ammonia solution.
4, roller blinds
cleaning When rolling the curtains, you can dip the roller blinds in detergent to clean them, but you should pay attention to the parts that are easy to absorb dust when cleaning. If there is too much dust, you can use a soft brush to remove the dust, and then wipe it with clean water.
5, Cotton, polyester fabric curtains
Cotton, polyester are the most common fabrics on the market, these curtains are durable , You can usually wipe it with a damp cloth. If you need to clean it, you can put it directly into the washing machine and clean it with water and detergent.
6, canvas, linen curtains
Curtains made of canvas and linen are more difficult to dry, so in a clean room Be careful not to put it directly into clean water, you can wipe it with a sponge dipped in some warm soapy water.
7, bamboo and wood finished curtains
If you use this kind of curtains in your home, it is recommended to Spray the release cleaner (furniture protection wax is also OK), and wipe it with a dry cloth or stroke it with hair every 1-3 months. Do not wipe with a damp cloth to avoid leaving marks. Some wooden roller blinds really need to be cleaned with water. Use a soft brush with a moderate detergent (such as washing spirit or washing powder, etc.), then rinse with running water, wipe and dry (it should not be exposed to the sun, otherwise it will easily fade) .
From this we can know that the curtains cannot be washed in the washing machine, the easiest way is to wash them by hand, If you think hand washing is troublesome, you might as well find the fabric of the curtains at home, compare the cleaning methods of the above curtains, and find the one that suits you.