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Drapery and Blinds

Window coverings in your home or office act like a filter for dust, dirt and all other types of airbourne particulate. If they are not professionally cleaned, fabric fibres deteriorate beyond repair.

One of our professionally trained installers will come to your home or office, to examine your window coverings, in the critical areas of sun damage, oxidation, shrinkage and colour loss. After examination, we will give you a free, no obligation, estimate. If you approve, your window coverings are taken down and brought to our modern plant.

In our plant, your window coverings are examined once again, as to fibre content, fabric condition and types of soils and dyes.

After carefully measuring your window coverings we then process them for cleaning either by washing, dry cleaning or by the ultra sonic process.

During cleaning, your draperies go through a sizing process to restore the body and texture of the fabric. As drapery specialists, we are equipped to add the precise amount of sizing to get the proper body and texture.

After pressing, parallel pleating and installing new pinhooks where necessary our professional installer returns to your home or office and rehangs your window coverings.

Additional Services include: Repairs and Fire Retardant treatments.

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Window Coverings Alert: Sun Damage to Draperies

Most textiles, especially draperies, are exposed to sunlight and the atmosphere at some point during their use. Different elements in the environment, like sunlight, microorganisms, industrial fumes, and fungus, can attack textiles, causing chemical degradation and weakening.

The action of sunlight is topochemical; degradation takes place at the fibre surface. This degradation shows up as a loss in fabric strength.

Draperies hang at windows giving no indication that they have undergone this type of attack. It is not until the draperies are put through a cleaning process with mechanical action that the already weakened yarns tear. The cleaning did not cause the tear; it only provided a means for the weakening to become visible.

Window glass filters out shorter wavelengths of the sun's ultraviolet light which are so damaging. Less exposure to the shorter wavelengths causes less damage to the fabrics behind the glass than fabric being placed outdoors, unprotected.

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