Cleaning Window Furnishings after the bushfires

After the bushfires a lot of dust, ash and dirt settles over the months following. So it's a great idea to keep maintenance cleans up fortnightly.

Window Furnishings are designed to require minimal care and maintenance. All homes are different with varying levels of care and cleaning required. To ensure your window coverings maintain their appearance to the highest standard, we have put together this simple care and cleaning guide to help you with routine maintenance and additional care recommendations.

At ehi we use high quality textiles with innovative operating systems for easy maintenance. Our collection fabrics are treated with a protective anti-static coating, making the fabric less susceptible to dirt and dust build-up than normal cloth. However, it is recommended that maintenance cleaning is up to date and any stains should be removed without delay.

Blind Care and Cleaning

Routine Maintenance

Periodic cleaning is recommended to help keep the blinds looking like new.


Surface dust may be removed with a gentle brush, feather duster or clean dry micro cloth.

Spot Cleaning

It is recommended that stains and spills are attended to promptly. Simply wipe the fabric with a sponge and lukewarm water. If marks are still visible, add a little mild detergent and gently dry with a clean cloth. For removal of dirt and grime, an art gum rubber is excellent for cleaning small marks.

Deep Cleaning

For deep cleaning, both injection/extraction and ultrasonic cleaning methods are recommended. Professional blind cleaning companies are available within the Eurobodalla.

Shutter Care and Cleaning

Shutters are one of the easiest window furnishings to look after. They are incredibly durable and virtually maintenance-free. So cleaning after the bushfires should be a straight forward task.

Routine Maintenance

Dust can be easily brushed off using a clean dry cloth, a feather duster or a vacuum cleaner with brush attachment.

To remove stains or ash simply wipe with a sponge and lukewarm water and the again with a dry cloth.

Outdoor Awnings and Blind cleaning and care

All our outdoor fabrics have been manufactured from the highest quality materials and will give many years of outstanding service if cared for appropriately.

Routine Maintenance

Always ensure any electrical connections to the awning are isolated prior to any cleaning.

The hardware of the awning is low maintenance. Wipe down with a damp cloth as necessary to remove any dirt or dust.

Avoid rolling up the fabric awning when wet. Roll up style awning should be retracted in rain or storm conditions. If rolled up wet, the awning should be extended and allowed to dry once the weather clears.

Avoid pools of water laying on the fabric or leaving the awning extended in the rain, as failure to do so will accelerate some leaching of chemicals, reducing mould and mildew resistance.

Do not allow dirt, dust, ash, grime, leaf litter and bird matter to remain on the fabric (as this provides a perfect medium for bacteria to proliferate). Cleaning should be carried out by light sponging with warm water and a mild natural soap. Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. Do not scrub the fabric. Hosing the fabric occasionally on a hot day is also beneficial to the appearance of the fabric as it removes dust and grime and minimises the development of algae, mildew or other fungal growth. Do not use soap powder, concentrated soaps or detergents, nor cleaning fluids. Keep insecticides, solvents and fuels away from the awning.

Occasionally extend the awning fully down to even out the material, particularly if the awning is usually set in one position.

If you have any further enquiries please call the showroom on 44722536.

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