Get rid of mould on your Venetian blinds and avoid a health hazard
Mould appearing on blinds is very common and can be a serious health risk. If you spot any mould, it should be removed straight away. Here's how.
Our homes will often have a lot of humidity inside (especially homes with evaporative air-conditioning) which can create condensation on your windows. Your blinds absorb up this moisture and with the warmth of the sun, create an ideal growing environment for mould.
To clean your Venetian blinds you will need to:
- Remove the blinds from the window and place outside in the sun.
- Wipe clean with a mild detergent or undiluted vinegar.
- You can also use a solution with tea tree oil (one teaspoon per cup of water) or clove oil (a quarter teaspoon per litre of water).
- Leave in direct sunlight for a more effective UV clean.
Just remember that after the venetian blinds are cleaned, you'll need to improve the ventilation in the room to reduce the risk of it happening again.
To help prevent mould from appearing on your blinds:
- Keep your home adequately ventilated to remove moisture from the room.
- If you can, put your blinds in direct sunlight.
- Clean the blinds with a natural disinfectant such as vinegar or tea tree oil.
- If your blinds already have mould beginning to grow, then the only option is to kill 100% of all the mould spores.
If you are short of time, have difficulty removing the venetian blinds or want a 100% effective clean first time, you can always use your local blinds cleaning professionals.