"Never wash draperies if they are not labeled washable"
Window treatments of all types can collect a huge amount of dirt overtime. Dust,pollution, smoke, pollen, and other airborne particles can stain soil or causeodors in draperies. Even when they look clean, drapery can be loaded with dustand dirt.
Between professional cleanings you can keep your drapes looking cleanand smelling fresh. One easy tip is to shake the drapes whenever you areopening or closing them, this will dislodge a lot of dust. Another good way tokeep them looking their best is to Vacuum your curtains often, using a softbrush attachment. Weekly vacuuming is best but if that is not possible, vacuumyour drapes at least once a month
Never washdraperies if they are not labeled washable or the fabric is faded and weakenedby sunlight. This is when it is best to call in the professionals. If you dowash them, be sure embellishments and trims are colorfast. If drapes arepleated they may not come out of the wash that way! Be aware that the liningand drapes are different fabrics and may have different washing instructions.
Have aprofessional cleaner dry-clean your drapes that are not washable.
Now that you understand how to maintain your drapes or curtains they will last longer and look wonderful for many years.