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If you're in the process of designing the interior for your new home, and you've decided on vertical blinds, you've made a great choice. Vertical blinds will add beauty and privacy to your home. However, if you live in a humid region of Australia, you do need to take care to avoid condensation. Vertical blinds can build up quite a bit of condensation, which can lead to mould and mildew. Unfortunately, mold and mildew can damage your vertical blinds. Not only that, but mold can pose a health risk for you and your family. Luckily, there are ways to reduce the condensation and protect your vertical blinds.
Space Your Vertical Blinds
If you're going to install vertical blinds in your home and you want to keep the condensation to a minimum, the first thing you need to do is pay attention to the spacing. Installing your vertical blinds too close to the window increases the chances for condensation to form. When installing your vertical blinds, you want to make sure that there's enough space between the shades and the glass. For maximum protection, the shades shouldn't touch the windows at all. If there isn't enough depth for an inside mount, have your blinds mounted on the wall instead of the frame.
Keep Your Blinds Clean
If you want to stop condensation from ruining your new vertical blinds, make sure you keep them clean. Wiping your vertical blinds down at least once a week will help to keep the condensation under control. Not only that, but it will also help to remove any mould and mildew before any damage can occur.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
If you've seen condensation building up on other surfaces in your home, you need to take steps before the issue becomes a problem for your new vertical blinds. One way to do that is to invest in a whole-house dehumidifier. The dehumidifier will remove any excess moisture from your home and will prevent mould growth on your blinds, which is beneficial when you live in humid regions of Australia.
Get Plenty of Sunlight
Finally, if you're ready to invest in vertical blinds and you don't want to deal with condensation, be ready for winter. Most people leave their blinds closed during the winter. Leaving the blinds closed helps increase energy efficiency during the winter. However, leaving the blinds closed also increases the occurrence of condensation. To alleviate the problem, be sure to open the blinds at least once a day. The added sunshine will help to control condensation and moisture-related mould growth on your vertical blinds.Share
17 September 2021