Why Mildew Resistant Curtains Are a Must for Your Home This Winter

Harrisons Curtains and Blinds - 25 May 2017

Why Mildew Resistant Curtains Are a Must for Your Home This Winter

Mould and mildew aren’t just unsightly stains on your curtains - they are also a hazard to your health, sometimes resulting in respiratory problems and allergic reactions.

And it’s in winter that our homes and curtains are most at-risk of mould and mildew buildup. This is because there can be a lot of moisture in the air and condensation is often left sitting on windows, and this is due to it being cold outside and using heating indoors.

While young children and the elderly are most vulnerable to issues caused by mould and mildew, anyone can have a reaction to it in a variety of ways. But the scary thing is, sometimes we don’t know we are being affected by it, as the symptoms can take a while to present themselves physically. But if you have mould or mildew on your curtains, then it is important to know that anyone in your home will be breathing in potentially dangerous spores in the air.

In the past, people would either have to spend time washing their curtains at home, or send them off to the dry cleaners - costing them money, and it would usually mean a few days without curtains! Otherwise you could just replace them completely each winter - obviously an expensive choice, and not ideal.

But today the solution is simple, as you can buy triple weave mildew resistant curtains, designed specially to protect the drape material from moisture.

As a bonus, mildew resistant curtains are also great insulators, meaning more warmth stays in your home, blocking the cold air out. And of course this works well in summer too - blocking the sun and stopping it from heating up your house.

The great thing about custom-made curtains is that you don’t have to compromise on the look you want.

So there is no doubt that choosing mildew resistant curtains is the best option for your home and your family, but there are also a few other things you can do to stay healthy and happy this winter.

Here are some of our top tips:

  • Always ventilate kitchens and bathrooms after use
  • Don’t hang up wet washing inside
  • Even in winter, open up your windows for at least 10 minutes a day to help get fresh air through your home
  • If you use a portable gas heater - you always need to have a window open as they release a large amount of moisture into your home
  • Use lids on pots when cooking
  • Wipe up any condensation on windows as soon as possible, before it can touch your curtains
  • Have extractor fans in your bathroom and kitchen and make sure you regularly clean them out so they can do their job effectively

To help keep your home healthy and warm - book a free in-home consultation with one of our experts, call 0800 102 004 or contact us via the website.



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