Why Clean Curtains ?
Curtains are one of those things that, as you see them every day, you often don’t notice the very gradual build up of dirt on them. But even if they don’t look dirty to you, curtain cleaning goes a long way to helping your home stay clean. Regular cleaning of curtains will both prolong their life and make your home a cleaner and healthier place to be. The answer is Curtain Dry Cleaning!
Most house curtains, whether they’re cotton, velvet, silk, linen or lace, custom made or off the shelf, are made of woven fabrics that gather dust, pet hair and even mould spores. Over time, these things accumulate and begin to make your window drapes look tired.
This accumulation will also drastically affect your indoor air quality. Every time the curtains are opened or closed, every time a pet or person brushes against them, the dust and other debris gets disturbed and begins swirling around in your home. You’ll find that debris can also settle on your furniture and carpets where they’re often a bit more obvious. Whilst we dust and hoover these on a regular basis, our curtains are often neglected!
For allergy sufferers in particular, cleaning curtains regularly will provide significant relief to indoor allergy symptoms. Dry Cleaning will get rid of those horrible dust mites that can cause all kinds of difficulties for young and old alike. Cleaning your Sitting Room / Living Room Curtains in particular will give relief here, but don’t forget about your bedroom curtains too. You’ll love how much less dust you see flying around!
Cleaning Angel is a Dry Cleaners who proudly specialise in curtain dry cleaning. We offer both curtain dry cleaning and curtain washing and we even clean blinds.
We’ll give your curtains the care and attention necessary then we’ll press them afterwards to give them the best finish possible. Curtains with eyelets, metal hooks, plastic hooks etc., we can clean them all. Cleaning Curtains needs experience and knowledge as some curtain manufacturers do not fully think through a need for cleaning and may put a wash only lining with a dry clean only curtain!
That’s where our years of experience and knowledge comes in. We will examine the curtains in detail and highlight any potential issues to you in advance of cleaning.
Curtain Cleaning ProcessOur cleaning process initially examines the fabric to identify the most appropriate approach to cleaning. Most curtains are dry clean only, but there are some which can also be washed carefully in a commercial machine.
We then examine every inch of the curtains for any stains and treat each of those with steam or specific specialist solvents. Different stains are treated with different solvents. Then the curtains are cleaned in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations. They are then re-examined to ensure that all stains have been removed and if not, those stains will be re-treated and the curtains re-cleaned.
Unfortunately some stains can get set in the threads over time and no amount of cleaning will remove them. Regular cleaning removes this risk and ensures we can get you the best result possible.
Finally, your curtains are pressed and hand finished to look their best. Irrespective whether you have pleated curtains, rod pocket, box pleat, pinch pleat, tailored pleat or goblet curtains, our pressing will make them look their best.
Specialist Curtain Cleaners
Specialist Curtain Cleaners & Drapery Cleaning, Cleaning Angel are amongst Dublins best Curtain Cleaners, always providing excellent service to our customers. Even so, not all curtains can be cleaned – typically, it’s the lining that causes problems.
Curtains with a rubberised or boned lining causes problems, as the sunlight heats the glue used to bond the material and breaks it down. This isn’t apparent until the curtain is treated with our cleaning solvents, when the lining then de-bonds typically in strips the exact shape of the window!
Fire retardant treated lining which is cleaned, loses the fire retardant properties in the cleaning process, so this is something that it’s important that you are aware of before you decide to buy or clean these types of curtains.
Interlinked curtains with cotton or poly cotton lining are typically fine to be cleaned.
Sample Curtain Pricing
Curtains are priced according to the size and weight of curtains. The following are the prices for standard weight curtains.
- Pair – 54″ long x 66” wide €24.00
- Pair – 72″ long x 66” wide €30.00
- Pair – 90″ long x 90” wide €45.00 (Standard Curtains)
- Pair – >90″ long x 90” wide €54.00
Boat Curtain Cleaning
Curtains from boats present their own set of challenges. In fact, most Dry Cleaners won’t even know how to price the cleaning of your boat curtains, not to mind anything else. We have years of experience dealing with curtains from boats and very simple, reasonable pricing as follows:
- Curtains for small boat windows… €5 per window
- Curtains for all other medium / large windows… €15 per metre, irrespective of height.
Landlord Curtain Cleaning
Perfect for between lets when you need to freshen the place up. We will collect, clean, press and re-deliver back to the property all the curtains in your property for the special offer prices below. We’ll then provide you with an invoice you can present to the taxman against your rental income earned.
Whole Apartment / Whole House Special Offer
Price includes all curtains & tiebacks. Heavy curtains or a heavy lining will attract a surcharge.
- 1 Bed Apartment 1 Bed, 1 Sitting Rm €90
- 2 Bed Apartment 2 Bed, 1 Sitting Rm €135 €99
- 3 Bed Apartment/ House 3 Bed, 2 Reception €225 €150
- 4 Bed Apartment/ House 4 Bed, 2 Reception €270 €180
- 5 Bed Apartment/ House 5 Bed, 3 Reception €360 €220
Top Tips for keeping your curtains looking their best.
Before cleaning and hoovering a room, give your curtains a good shake to dislodge any dust. Wait 10 minutes for the dust to settle, then dust your furniture and hoover the floor.
Once a month use the dust brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to clean curtains from top to bottom, paying extra attention to the top 5 inches where the majority of dust accumulates. Do NOT use the upholstery attachment since its teeth may snag the fabric and destroy your curtains.
To make things as simple as possible for you, we offer a collection and delivery service throughout the dublin area for all our services – serving Dublin Southside, Dublin Northside, Dublin West, Dublin City Center including… Adamstown, Artane, Ashtown, Baldoyle, Balgriffin, Ballinteer, Ballsbridge, Ballyboden, Ballybough, Ballyboughal, Ballybrack, Ballycoolin, Ballyfermot, Ballygall, Ballymount, Ballymun, Ballyroan, Bayside, Beaumont, Blackhorse, Blackrock, Blanchardstown, Bluebell, Booterstown, Broadstone, Cabinteely, Cabra, Cappagh, Carrickmines, Castleknock , Chapelizod, Cherrywood, Christchurch, Churchtown, Citywest, Clondalkin, Clonee, Clongriffin, Clonsilla, Clonskeagh, Clontarf, Coolock, Cornelscourt, Crumlin, Dalkey, Deansgrange, Docklands, Dollymount, Dolphin’s Barn, Donabate, Donaghmede, Donnybrook, Donnycarney, Drimnagh, Drumcondra, Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, East Wall, Fairview, Finglas, Firhouse, Foxrock, Glasnevin, Glasthule, Glenageary, Goatstown, Grand Canal Dock, Grangegorman, Greenhills, Harmonstown, Harold’s Cross, Harristown, Howth, Inchicore, Irishtown, Islandbridge, Kilbarrack, Killeek, Killester, Killiney, Kilmacud, Kilmainham, Kilternan, Kimmage, Kingswood, Kings Inns, Kinsealy, Knocklyon, Kylemore, Leopardstown, Liberties, Liffey Valley, Loughlinstown, Laundrie, Lucan, Malahide, Marino, Milltown, Monkstown, Mount Merrion, Mulhuddart, Newlands Cross, Northern Cross, North Strand, North Wall, Oldbawn, Ongar, Palmerstown, Parkwest, Phibsborough, Phoenix Park, Poppintree, Portmarnock, Portobello, Priorswood, Raheny, Ranelagh, Rathcoole, Rathfarnham, Rathgar, Rathmichael, Rathmines, Rialto, Ringsend, Royal Canal Way, Saint Margaret’s, Sallynoggin, Sandycove, Sandyford, Sandymount, Santry, Shankill, Smithfield, Stepaside, Stillorgan, Stoneybatter, Strawberry Beds, Sutton, Swords, Tallaght, Templeogue, Terenure, The Coombe, The Hills, Walkinstown, Whitechurch, Whitehall and Windy Arbour