Care and Maintenance

After having invested in window coverings for your home, taking care and maintaining the product to prolong the life is essential. For different window covering products, there are different methods of maintenance

Vinyl vertical blinds can be wiped with wet cloth. Wooden blinds can be dusted with a duster.  Faux wood blinds can be dusted or wiped with a wet cloth. The idea is to periodically dust and wipe the blinds so dirt does not collect on them.

Honeycomb and cell shades have very small pockets and it can be difficult to blow the dirt out once it gets in. The best thing to do is not to let the dirt get in there in the first place. To prevent this, raise the shades up when you open the windows. Every month vacuum around the windows where dust collects.  The same method applies to silhouette shades.

Roller shade and solar shades: Periodically dusting and wiping will do the job.

All custom draperies must be dry cleaned when required. Keep your drapes dusted and vacuum any dirt around the place where drapes are installed to keep the dust and dirt from getting into the drapes. The idea is not to take your drapes to cleaners if you do not have to. Do it once in 8-10 years. The less you dry clean the longer your drapes last. Most drapes will get worn out after the third dry cleaning. Most of the sheer drapes can be either hand washed at home or dry cleaned.


However, recently, during a routine monitoring of the drug resistance of bacteria isolated from raw meat samples
(the study was conducted in southern China from 2011 to 2014), scientists noticed a suspiciously strong increase in
the number of resistant isolates. So, in 2014, up to 21 percent of the pork samples tested contained colistin-resistant bacteria.
When biologists began to understand these strains, it turned out that resistance is determined not by chromosomal mutations, but by the previously unknown mcr-1 gene.
Comparison of the gene sequence with the sequences in the database suggested that it encodes an enzyme that modifies the bacterial
lipids so that they lose the ability to bind the antibiotic.
The gene is located on a plasmid – a separate DNA molecule that can freely
move between different strains and even related species of bacteria, giving them additional properties. The presence of the plasmid does
not affect the state of bacteria in any way and it is stable even in the absence of colistin in the medium.