PVC curtains are extremely low maintenance, and this means it’s easy to look after them. If you have them installed already, or you are looking to have them installed this year, here’s how to make sure that they remain in top shape.
1. Clean with a damp sponge
Cleaning your PVC curtains is extremely easy. Because they don’t absorb dirty and have a nice smooth surface, getting rid of any grime that may build up is as simple as wiping down with a damp sponge. This should be enough to remove anything from the surface. Follow up with a wipe-down from a dry towel to ensure that no residue remains on the surface of the PVC. If it dries in the air, you may be left with a water mark which reduces the visibility through your curtains.
2. Encourage careful use
PVC is a very durable material. It can withstand a lot of hard knocks, and resists scratching where other materials might be damaged. However, this does not mean that it is completely impervious. If it is scratched, which may occur when sharp objects or textures are dragged across it, this can reduce the visibility. It will also make your PVC harder to clean as dirt can gather into the scratches. Therefore, encourage careful use as much as possible.
3. Move them away
If you don’t always need your PVC curtains in place, then you can get them to last a lot longer by moving them out of the way when they aren’t needed. This can be done on a roller fitting attached to your ceiling, allowing you to open and close them regularly. Keeping them out of the way will reduce wear and tear, as well as reducing the amount of cleaning needed. It’s also great for health and safety purposes, as it removes a barrier within your space if there is no need for one.
4. Check them regularly
You don’t need to do a lot of maintenance with PVC strip curtains, but it’s a good idea to give them a check now and then. See if there is any damage of any kind, or if they are in need of another clean. There are several things you want to have from your PVC curtains:
- Good visibility through the clear plastic
- Flexibility and the ability to be moved out of the way
- A cohesive barrier with no gaps when it is left to hang on its own
- If your PVC curtains no longer fulfill these requirements, you might want to think about replacing them.
5. Replace broken strips
It might be hard to damage your PVC curtains, but that doesn’t mean that it is impossible. Some enterprising soul might eventually manage it! If you do end up with heavily scratched strips, or perhaps even a chunk missing, then you can easily replace the individual strip without having to replace the full curtain. This will save you money, so it’s a great way to get more life out of your PVC curtains without having to spend a lot. Should you feel that it’s time for a fresh start, you can always replace the whole unit too.
Looking after your PVC curtains with the first four steps we have outlined above hopefully means that you will have to come to step five less often. And when you do, you may not have to replace the whole kit and caboodle. It’s easy to look after your PVC and cheap, so there’s no excuse for not doing it!