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Operation, Care & Maintenance

Roller Blinds

Modem roller blinds are made of high-grade materials to exacting specifications, and as long as they are installed, operated and maintained properly as per the instructions listed below, they should provide many years of satisfactory service. If requested at the time of installation, the installer can demonstrate the correct use of the blinds, and indicate how best to clean them.

Operation - Sidewinder Control

Pull down on the looped chain at the side of the blind to raise or lower the blind. The blind will lock into position when the chain is released. Make sure that the chain is pulled vertically downwards. Pulling at an angle can damage the control unit and possibly the fabric.

Operation - Spring Control

To lower a spring operated blind, firmly grasp the centre hand-grip and pull the blind downwards. When the desired position is reached, stop and slowly allow the blind to travel upwards until it locks into position.

To raise a spring operated blind, firmly grasp the centre hand-grip and jerk the blind downwards to release the lock and allow the blind to travel upwards. When the desired position is reached, stop and slowly allow the blind to travel upwards until it locks into position. Don't let go of the hand-grip until the blind is locked in place.

Tips

Make sure that curtains are not trapped in the blind as it is being raised. This may result in damage to the blind.

Do not allow a blind to be blown about in the wind. Either close the window, or raise the blind away from the opening to prevent damage to the blind.

Do not lower a roller blind beyond the bottom of the window.

Cleaning

Remove dust with a vacuum cleaner or compressed air.

Do not scrub.

Do not use solvents or any abrasive substance which might damage the coating of the fabric.

Clean with a sponge or soft brush soaked in water using mild detergent Water temperature should be no more than 30degC, and soap flakes/detergent ratio should be no more than 5gm per litre of water.

Rinse with clear water.

Leave the blind down until completely dry.

Avoid cleaning during hot weather.

Some small marks or stains may be removed by gently rubbing the fabric with a clean white pencil eraser.

Commercial blind cleaning services are also available in some areas.

Maintenance

In the unlikely event that your blind requires maintenance, contact your retailer for assistance. Spare parts are readily available, and most repairs can be carried out with very little inconvenience to the customer.


Venetian Blinds

Modern venetian blinds are made of high-grade materials to exacting specifications, and as long as they are installed, operated and maintained properly as per the instructions listed below, they should provide many years of satisfactory service. If requested at the time of installation, the installer can demonstrate the correct use of the blinds, and indicate how best to remove them for cleaning.

Operation

Before raising a venetian blind, ensure that the slats are tilted fully open and, where fitted, bottom rail retaining clips are released. When opening a window behind a blind, always raise the blind first - do not push hands through the slats, as this is likely to damage the blind. When closing a venetian blind, tilt the slats in both directions first, then leave them with their top surfaces facing outwards (this lines the slats up, and ensures the best possible closure).

Cleaning (Aluminium and Creation Blinds):

Keeping your aluminium or synthetic Creation venetian blinds clean is as easy as using a feather duster once a week. When it’s time for spring-cleaning, the blinds can be removed from their brackets and washed with a mild detergent and warm water mix, then rinsed and let dry off. If using a clothesline to hang the blinds on for cleaning, don't do so on a windy day, and also don't allow the blinds to fully dry in direct sunshine (which will cause water spotting). Be extra careful with larger blinds...two people may be required to safely handle them.

Cleaning (Vertical, Faux Wood , Aluminium): video

Cleaning (Wood Blinds):

Warning - do not use water to clean wooden blinds. This may cause the slats to warp and or discolour.

Use a feather duster once a week, and for Spring-cleaning, wipe the slats with a slightly dampened cloth to remove grime build-up. Avoid strenuous rubbing and do not use cleaning chemicals.

Commercial blind cleaning services are also available in most areas.

Maintenance

In the unlikely event that your blind requires maintenance, contact your retailer for assistance. Spare parts are readily available, and most repairs can be carried out with very little inconvenience to the customer.

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