Vertical blinds are prone to breaking and damage with regular use. Fortunately they aren’t hard to fix, and they are even easier to maintain. Here’s what you can do to reduce the need to fix or replace your blinds.
If you have a habit of opening or closing the blinds very quickly or with a rough motion you can end up damaging the gears that open the blinds. Each blind is attached to a separate gear mechanism and if this is damaged that one blind can cause the rest of them to get stuck and not operate properly.
Fix Disconnected Blinds
Since each blind is designed to operate individually, if one is disconnected from the track they won’t all slide in unison. The best way to prevent this is to replace the blind that has been disconnected. Check the track to ensure it’s installed on the wire and slider properly as well.
Dust won’t show up on vertical blinds as it will on horizontal blinds, but they should still be cleaned regularly to keep them in good order. You can use a feather duster to gently remove dust. If the blinds are heavily soiled you can remove the blinds one at a time and wash them with a sponge and mild soap. The blinds can be bent and damaged easily so take care when you are cleaning them.
Keeping your blinds in working order will prevent having to replace or repair them down the road. Maintaining them is a simple job and can be done by anyone.