If you’re sensitive to allergens, you might be surprised how much your blinds are impacting your health. Blinds are huge dust collectors. However, did you know certain blinds are better for your allergies than others? Domir Blinds has taken some notes on which blinds are the most hypoallergenic and we’re back and ready to share!
The first type of blinds we’re going to look at are what we’re going to refer to as dust traps. These blinds are like dust magnets. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your style of cleaning.
Pretty much any type of blinds that involves an outer layer of fabric is going to be a dust trap. Honeycomb blinds, Ninet, and anything like curtains will collect dust constantly. If you’re looking for something easy to upkeep, these aren’t for you. However, they come with a benefit.
Because fabric holds on to dust better than a smooth surface, you can let them go without cleaning for longer. There is a limit to this. Leaving the blinds for 6 months will mean enough dust buildup that just opening and closing them will put a bunch of it back into the air and, therefore, your lungs. However, you can easily go a couple of months without cleaning them and not have to worry about them flinging dust particles all over the place when you use them.
The downside is, well, you have to wash them. Vacuuming may work as an alternative, but it won’t be as effective as fully submerging them in water. This is high maintenance and undesirable for most people. However, if you’re set on fabric blinds or you would rather do a deep clean every few months than upkeep every few days, it may be worth your while.
The next type of blinds are those that are easy to clean. Easy-to-clean blinds are made up of slick surfaces that don’t hold on to dust. Magic Lite and standard, slatted blinds are in this group, though Magic Lite is better for reasons we’ll explain.
Easy-to-clean blinds don’t hold on to dust, which means they’re much easier to clean. You simply need a wet rag or a static duster to remove all of the dust from them in under a minute. However, because they don’t hold on to the dust, you have to perform this maintenance more frequently. Once a week is the minimum amount of time you can leave them to collect. Otherwise, when you open and close them, all of that dust will be blown back into the air. Unfortunately, this is about as hypoallergenic as blinds can be.
If you’re not keen on constant cleaning to prevent your blinds from assaulting your lungs every time you open or close them, you may want to get some window coverings that can remain closed most of the time. This would include things like roller screens. Roller screens filter in sunlight and allow some one-way visibility of the outdoors. That means you don’t have to open them to get sunlight or close them to get privacy.
Because they can stay closed all the time, it doesn’t really matter if some dust collects on them. You can clean them when it’s convenient and, the rest of the time, they can just sit there, not moving. So long as dust isn’t being stirred up, the air will remain as clear as usual.