HARLEQUIN DRY CLEANERS

Cobham Branch01932 864275
Haywards Heath01444 450112
Horley Branch01293 786777

Curtains & Furniture Covers

A window framed by beautiful curtains is often the focal point of the room. We offer a professional cleaning service for curtains, pelmets, swags, tails, voile nets, lace curtains and fabric blinds.

We start by measuring the width and drop of the curtains so that we have an accurate record of their dimensions. We then remove hooks, before thoroughly examining each curtain for stains and areas of weakness. We will then select the cleaning method that we believe will achieve the best possible results. This might be dry cleaning using either perchloroethylene or Green Earth, or wet cleaning, or the manufacturer may even recommend washing. All of these methods of cleaning will help remove and eliminate unhealthy bacteria, allergens and mites that cause allergies and asthma.

Following cleaning the curtains will be aired before they are steamed and pressed. Dependent upon the weight, they will either be hung full length or folded over large roller hangers. Or, if the curtains are very heavy, we will pack them and lie them full length.

It's important to note that the sun can cause damage to curtains, particularly those hung in south or south-west facing rooms where they are exposed to many hours of strong afternoon and evening sunshine. You should be aware that the sun can bleach fabric, stripping it of colour, and this will be most noticeable on the leading edge of the curtain. Dry Cleaning won't restore the colour, but we would recommend that you re-hang the left curtain on the right and the right on the left so that the original leading edge is very much less obvious back against the wall.

The lining gets even greater exposure to the sun, and it's important to be aware that this can become weaker and often deteriorate far sooner than the curtain fabric. An average lining should last for 10-15 years, after this period of time it is more likley that it may tear and spoil when dry cleaned. This is solely due to the weakness of the lining that has been exposed to sunlight for so many years. Should this happen, you may want to consider re-lining the curtains to extend their life. (A good option if the curtain fabric itself is still in good condition).

Contact us:

Cobham Branch01932 864275
Haywards Heath01444 450112
Horley Branch01293 786777
Head Office01444 440043