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How to clean your plantation shutters?

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February 13, 2023

Plantation shutters are some of the most versatile and preferred window coverings homeowners choose to use in Southern Nevada. That’s because they come with many different framing styles and their construction can be modified to accommodate thinner or wider slat widths, customized mounting equipment and hardware, and hidden or easy access adjustment rods. Additionally shutters allow designers to configure individual sections or inserts in a myriad of different ways.

When you have already installed plantation shutters you no doubt have gained a deep appreciation for their visually pleasing aesthetic, the way they increased your home’s value, and the enjoyable reduction in utility bills, while cozy warmth and your range of control over incoming light and heat has become astounding. Glad to have you among the many happy owners of plantation style shutters!

Maintenance and cleaning of plantation shutters is about as easy as it gets. Owners of plantation shutters find that they maintain structural integrity and reliability of use over many, many years; quite often as long as the lifetime of the actual house itself.

Because Best Buy Shutters are made of our own proprietary and trademarked Poly-cel© material, they don’t fade, warp, crack, dry out, or blister.They equally withstandsearing heat and numbing cold. Drafts are reduced and insulation is improved. There is no finer product on the market today for plantation shutter constructionthan Poly-cel©.

And when it comes to cleaning Best Buy Shutters, compared to other types of window coverings you could have used, it’s an absolute breeze! Usually all you have to do is an occasional dusting with a vacuum cleaner using the brush attachment or a light dusting rag. When choosing a rag, there’s no need to add a cleaning agent, wax, or polish. In fact, we recommend against it. Applying unneeded substances attracts dust, accumulates it, and makes it more difficult to remove later on. If for some reason your shutters have suffered liquid spills or some type of staining, using a mild solution of water and detergent is all that is required. It is best to vacuum or thoroughly dust the shutters before attempting a light washing. You want to avoid a situation where household mud” could form, streak, and run all over. Be sure to thoroughly wring out the sponge or rag you might be using before applying the solution. Don’t over wet the shutters, causing drips and a real mess over where the slats fit into the framework. A moderately damp rag or sponge is all that should be needed. Work from the bottom slats of the shutters and move upward along the arrangement. It’s the same concept as when we wash walls. We always wash walls from the bottom up to minimize the chance of spotting, running, or streaking. Even though our shutter washing uses much less water than wall washing, this technique and precaution can be helpful.

By the way, before you start cleaning your shutters check to see if the type that are hinged and swing open and away from the panes of glass. Many are designed that way and those types of shutters are most easily accessible.

In most cases, once you have damped wiped shutters, you can let them air dry. While this tends to work well in our arid area, perfectionists are aware that the greater Las Vegas metro area has really lousy water that if allowed to pool or create droplets, it leaves hard water spots. Now, if you did use a damp cleaning cloth, you should be absolutely fine and have avoided hard water spotting. But if you’re a diehard perfectionist with a lot of time on your hands, feel free to wipe the shutters down with a soft dry cloth or towel. Many people prefer microfiber towels. Just be sure they are thoroughly clean and not ones previously used and grabbed out of the garage. Do not use paper towels because they create and leave behind a lot of lint.

There you go. That should pretty much cover what you need to know about how to keep plantation shutters clean and dust free. If you want to learn more about plantation shutters and get the full story about designs, options, costs, and more contact Best Buy Shutters at 702.870-9000 or online at https://bestbuyshuttersusa.com/

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