The many benefits of in-situ curtain cleaning

curtain-cleaning-cleaning-homeAs every proud home owner knows, regular curtain cleaning is essential if you wish to keep your home dust and dirt free. Whether you live in town or in a rural area, curtains get dirty – and you may not even realise. But think of it this way: it’s your curtains that shield you from the world outside; they act as a filter catching airborne pollution, dust and odours. Whatever’s in the air will, sooner or later, end up in your curtains. Perhaps it’s time to have your curtains professionally cleaned?

At Apple Clean, we can do the job with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience to you. No need to take your curtains down or take them away for cleaning, then coming back to rehang them. With our in-situ curtain cleaning service, we can cut to the chase.

  • Cleaning curtains in situ means there’s no taking down or rehanging required.
  • In-situ curtain cleaning requires no drying time.
  • In-situ curtain cleaning will save you both time and money.
  • Apple Clean are highly skilled and experienced to provide high quality professional in-situ curtain cleaning

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of fabric in curtains; they’re unwieldy things to handle. From standard bedroom curtains to interlined or thermally lined curtains for large Victorian bay windows, trust Apple Clean to deliver great cleaning results, all without taking down your curtains.

Regardless of size, we can deal with commercial curtains in offices or hotels, and even clean oversized stage and theatre curtains in situ too. It’s the best solution all round – it’s quicker, better, cheaper; there’s not even any drying time to worry about.

Here’s how it works:

  1. We pre-test your fabrics to determine the most effective cleaning products to use with your curtains.
  2. We thoroughly clean both the front of the curtains and the linings, including any pelmets, swags and tails.
  3. If desired, we can flame-proof your curtains to British standards, protecting both you and your home – because it’s better to be safe than sorry.

How often should you clean your curtains?

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Curtains naturally attract dust and absorb odours over time. And as easy as it is to overlook the fact that they need attention – after all, they just hang there! – curtain cleaning on a regular basis is a good idea to keep your house clean and fresh – every 3-6 months is recommended.

Machine washing

If your curtains are fully machine washable (check the label), you can do the job yourself. Pick a nice warm summery day to let them dry in the open air after they’ve been through a gentle machine wash cycle. Iron your curtains while they’re still a little bit damp, then hang immediately to eliminate creasing.

That said, curtains contain a lot of fabric, which often makes them unwieldy to deal with in a domestic environment. If you’re worried about your washing machine drum not being big enough, your ironing board being too small or you have nowhere to dry your curtains, you may be better off getting professional help.

The same goes for stained curtains – leave it to a professional curtain cleaning company such as Apple Clean to remove stains from fabrics without the risk of damaging your precious curtain fabrics.

Dry cleaning

Curtains that are made of linen, silk or other sensitive fabrics will need professional dry cleaning, since the hot water, detergent and constant rubbing action in the washing machine can easily cause damage such as shrinking or fading. Curtains can be an expensive investment for your home, so it’s important to look after them to give you years of pleasure.

Damage can also be caused by beading or embroidery on the fabric; Apple Clean have the expertise and experience to deal with these type of materials sympathetically while getting the best cleaning results.

In situ curtain cleaning

Instead of taking your curtains down for cleaning, why not ask Apple Clean to clean them for you in situ? Providing the ultimate in convenience for you, we offer in situ cleaning for all large variety of curtains including interlined curtains, thermally lined curtains, pelmets, stage curtains and commercial curtains, as well as all types of blinds. Without the fuss of taking them down and rehanging them, curtains are cleaned effectively and with no drying time.

Regular curtain cleaning

While cleaning your curtains every 3-6 months should be sufficient for most household requirements, we would recommend more frequent cleaning if the following factors play a part:

Dust: Do you live in an urban area, near a main road or in a particularly dusty area? Don’t forget that your curtains act as a filter for dust and other airborne particles coming into your house through the windows. If you live in a dusty environment, you should clean your curtains more often.

Allergies: Curtains can trap a variety of common allergens including dust, pollen, mould spores and pet hair and dander. If you or a member of your family is an allergy sufferer, frequent curtain cleaning should be an essential part of your household routine.

Mould occurs in damp conditions, particularly during winter. It can permanently damage the curtain fabric as well as trigger allergies. If mould is a problem, do make sure that the cleaned curtains are completely dry (and preferably hot ironed too!) to make sure all mould spores have been eliminated before the curtains are rehung.

Smoking: Smoke particles from cigarettes, cigars and pipes are easily trapped in curtain fabrics. If you’re not keen on yellowing curtains or the smell of stale smoke in your house, make sure you let in plenty of fresh air and clean your curtains every month if possible.

Salt: If you live by the seaside and especially if you have sea views, salt is not your friend. Salty sea air deposits can affect curtains as well as window panes. Hard wearing curtain fabrics are your best choice under these conditions, and frequent cleaning is a must.

For any enquiries regarding curtain cleaning and blind cleaning, please contact us for a highly competitive quote on 0800 587 4571.

3 Reasons You Should Take Time Out and Call on the Cleaning Experts This Summer

Summer is a busy time for all of us and the school holidays are finally in full swing, so it’s difficult to find any spare time to get things done around the house.

Though you might think it would be more beneficial to save time and money by cleaning your home yourself in preparation for the summer holidays, it’s actually one of the best times to call upon the expert cleaning services here at Apple Clean and here’s why…

We Use Specialist Cleaning Techniques

There are plenty of home-made cleaning tips and tricks that prove to be highly successful in the short-term but what makes Apple Clean stand out from the rest is the high-tech cleaning techniques we take advantage of.

For instance, our upholstery cleaning includes the application of Scotchgard to prevent any further stains

We Work Quickly and Efficiently

We realise that our clients are almost certainly going to need as much time as possible over the summer, so we make sure the work is done in a quick and straightforward manner.

We make sure our services are carried out in the background so that you can get on with your usually day without any hassle. All in all, this means we’ll have your home sparkling in no time at all and thanks to a completely discreet service.

We’ll Clean Anything

There are some cleaning jobs that just seem too demanding in many cases and for many different reasons but Apple Clean have experience cleaning all kinds of domestic and commercial properties.

The tough stain you’ve struggled to cope with can be dealt with using our high-tech cleaning equipment and there’s no job our skilled team haven’t dealt with before. You can certainly count on us to get your home interior back in the best possible condition.

To find out more about our cleaning services this summer, call us today on 0800 587 4571 and our friendly team will help organise an appointment at your home.

Top Tips for a Well Organised Home Office

Working from home effectively often requires a fully operational, well-organised and well-equipped work space. If you are constantly having to work at a messy or cluttered desk space, you are almost certainly not operating at your most effective.

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In order to do so, you should look to maintain a clean and well-organised work space as well as clean upholstery and furnishings. Here are some top tips for organising your home workspace.

There’s a good chance that the papers piled on your desk are becoming outdated, so you need to make sure all these papers are either thrown out or filed accordingly. Create a filing system that works for you and you’ll have no problem keeping your desk space paper-free.

There are some items that you are likely to require on a regular basis, such as pens, your laptop, notepads and planner. Other items you are likely to need less often such as a stapler, paper clips or tape should be stored away neatly.

Your home office should be free from any distractions, so make sure that you are based in a location within your home that is both quiet and free from any gadgets or toys that might invite you to step away from your work too often.

Apple Clean have plenty of experience with both domestic and commercial cleaning services, providing high quality services to clients across the South East. Contact us today to find out more.

3 Top Tips for Keeping Bedrooms Tidy

We often work tirelessly to keep our homes spotless but the importance of people cleaning up their own space is fundamental if you’re hoping to achieve a clean home every day of the week. Dusting, vacuuming, wiping and polishing are all common chores to do around the house, so what can the kids do to ensure their bedrooms are as tidy as possible?


If you’re having trouble motivating your kids to keep their bedrooms tidy, here are some essential bedroom cleaning tips you can pass on to them that will certainly make it easier to declutter any bedroom.

Target the Drawers

Drawers can quite easily become cluttered with clothes both new and old, especially if you’re constantly updating your wardrobe. It’s also one of the best methods of keeping clutter out of eyesight!

The best way to organise your drawers is to designate individual spaces in the drawer to a specific type of clothing. This means you’ll be able to see everything upon opening the drawer and know exactly where to put clean washing.

You should also be realistic about the amount of clothes that can fit in a single drawer, doing your best not to overcrowd one of the compartments. You shouldn’t have to be searching vigorously through clothes to find what you’re after.

Get Hold of Some Storage Bins

Storage bins are a really good way of keeping items off the floor. They are also great storage methods for things you need but aren’t likely to use on a regular basis. In other words, they are great for heaps of toys and books, or perhaps even some seasonal clothing.

Storage bins don’t cost a lot and they can be placed anywhere in the bedroom. An alternative would be old cardboard boxes which you could label and sort with different items.

Stop Shopping!

Shopping for new items of clothing, gadgets and other accessories will only make it harder for you to utilise the space you have available. It’s hard for some of us to know when to stop stocking up on things, so try not to buy things you know will only be taking up more space.

When it comes to buying clothes, you should do your best to throw out as many clothes as you buy to efficiently monitor the space available.  We all have clothes we don’t really wear anymore, so target these before stocking up.

If you’re looking for specialist cleaning services to get rid of any tough carpet stains, make sure you get in touch with Apple Clean today. We make the most of the latest cleaning technology to leave domestic and commercial properties spotless.

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