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.
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:
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.