When you’re ready to remodel your room and add new window treatments, a lot of things go through your mind. What color should you choose? How dark should the room be? Should you include more than one window treatment – curtains and window shades for example?
But one thing probably doesn’t enter your mind: how healthy are your window treatments?
When we’re healthy, we choose simply because we like something. But when we or someone in our family has a health issue, such as severe allergies or asthma, we begin to look at things a bit differently. Some window treatments can contribute to poor interior air quality. Here’s what you can do to allergy-proof your window treatments.
Allergy-Proof Your Window Treatments
Dirty, dusting window treatments are a breeding ground for allergy causing dust mites. For people with health issues, the best window treatments are those with a hard surface, such as plantation shutters or blinds with large slats. Lightweight, washable curtains also make a good choice.
The Best Way to Clean
No matter what type of window treatments you choose, the best thing for a person with health issues, such as allergies or asthma, is to live in a clean environment. Removing dust from all surfaces, not just your window treatments, contributes to a clean home and indoor air quality.
Weekly cleaning using a vacuum that features a HEPA filter will remove any built up dust and dirt. Remember to vacuum your carpets and upholstery in addition to your window treatments. Once a month, at minimum, wash your blinds using one-part white vinegar to two-parts water. Wash curtains in hot water. This will help kill any lingering dust mites.
While choose the right window treatments and cleaning regularly will help, you may to take it a step further as well. By choosing an eco-friendly option for your windows, you can not only reduce the impact on the environment, but you can also reduce the exposure to harsh chemicals or dyes that may aggravate allergies.
Some eco-friendly options to consider include certified organic fabrics like cotton, bamboo blinds, or even shutters made from recycled wood. For more information on these options, please contact Right Choice Window Coverings today, at (720) 212-6558 or make an appointment online.
While choosing the right surfaces and cleaning regularly will help, you may want to take it a step further as well. By choosing an eco-friendly option for your window coverings, you can not only reduce the impact on the environment, but you can also reduce the exposure to harsh chemicals or dyes that may aggravate a health condition. Some eco-friendly options include certified organic fabrics like cotton, bamboo blinds, or even shutters made from recycled wood.