The dry autumn and winter seasons are most prone to smo […]
The dry autumn and winter seasons are most prone to smog, which causes citizens to worry about air quality and their own health. When going out, various measures are taken to prevent haze. But many people don’t know that when they return home, they may also be exposed to dangerous air. Smoking, cooking, and even cleaning bed sheets will produce PM2.5 particulate matter. Curtains are the main source of indoor PM2.5 pollution.
Because it is close to the window, dust from outside reaches the curtain first. In haze weather, a large amount of PM2.5 and dust are easy to adhere to the curtains. If the indoor ventilation is poor, the curtains are also easy to breed other bacteria. In addition to contaminating the PM2.5 in the outdoor air, the PM2.5 generated by indoor smoking and cooking can also easily adhere to the curtains. As the citizens have higher and higher requirements for home beautification, curtains in homes are now generally large floor-to-ceiling curtains, which are more likely to become the culprit of indoor air pollution and cause harm to human health.
"There are five windows in the house, and the curtains are double-layered. It is really troublesome to remove and wash." Many housewives said that the process of removing and washing the curtains is not small, so they only wash them every two or three years. Accumulate with dirt. For the health of your family, you need to wipe the dust off the curtains with a damp cloth every one or two weeks. Especially for families with children or pets, you must clean the curtains thoroughly every six months. Except for used curtains, newly purchased curtains should not be hung up immediately. New curtains contain non-ironing agents and flame retardants, which will release formaldehyde, which is very harmful to human health and should be used after washing. Many people find that the curtains are "ugly" after washing, and the whole looks crumpled. At the same time, they also lose their previous bright colors. This is a big problem. As long as they are well maintained, curtains can still be bought ten years later. So how should we clean the curtains correctly? How to maintain the curtains?
First, different curtain fabrics have different cleaning methods. If it is velvet, it cannot be washed with water. Washing makes the velvet produce a "yin and yang surface". Therefore, if the curtains of velvet fabrics are soiled, they can only be washed partially, and can not be rubbed by hand. You can only brush in one direction with a soft brush to ensure the suede. Go in one direction and use a special detergent for curtains to spray on the fabric instead of rubbing it on the fabric. If there is embroidery, it depends on the shrinkage rate of the non-embroidery parts. If it is not large, such as yarn or silk, it can be washed with water. The shrinkage rate is large, such as pure cotton, where it is dirty and washed. If it is wool or silk, only Can be dry cleaned but not washed.
Second, clean the curtain accessories after they are removed. The curtain accessories have parts that are suitable for washing and unsuitable for washing, such as lace, silk ribbons and other accessories. Then they must be removed, and then cleaned separately. After washing, the professional The master sews up.
Third, "skin care" is a more appropriate term for cleaning curtains, not only cleaning, but also maintenance. Such as repairing the broken needle and thread, maintaining the track of the curtain, strengthening the lace, re-ironing, and modifying the length according to the shrinkage rate, which greatly extends the service life of the curtain.