One of the first commercial industries to utilize ultrasonic cleaning was the blind cleaning industry in the late 1980’s.
The most popular types of blinds at were Venetian and vertical blinds. However, not only were they the most widely used, but they were also the most difficult to clean.
Venetian and vertical blinds, as well as mini blinds that are commonly found in homes, offices and warehouses attract a lot of airborne particles including nicotine residue, yeast, bacteria and dust.
When the blinds are opened and closed repeatedly, these particles, often unseen, become airborne which creates a potential health hazard. If inhaled, respiratory problems can occur to sensitive individuals
Traditional methods such as dusting only move the particles from side to side, plus it is a time consuming process. Cleaning with brushes creates static electricity which attracts more dust, and can damage the blind. Power washing and steam cleaning are other popular methods, but those options can ruin the surface of the blind, as well.
The best alternative to cleaning blinds: ultrasonic cleaning. Only ultrasonic cleaning can effectively and safely eliminate nasty dust particles from your window blinds. How does it work? Blinds are immersed into the ultrasonic bath tank. A mild, safe, and environmentally-friendly water-based soap is mixed into the tank for several minutes. During the ultrasonic process you can actually see the dust particles float away from every nook and cranny. Those cracks and crevices are virtually unreachable by tools and brushes.
The ultrasonic industry has grown by leaps and bounds from the original days of window treatment cleaning. Now, the safe and environmentally-friendly cleaning process of ultrasound is used in other commercial industries such as disaster restoration. Cleaning contents damaged by fire, soot, water and mold is now more thoroughly and efficiently cleaned using ultrasound rather than traditional hand cleaning methods.
More information on cleaning blinds via ultrasonics, including a FREE DVD to show you how you can start your own mini blind cleaning business can be found here.