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Cleaning Window Drapes Cost


How Much Does Cleaning Window Drapes Cost?

 
average costDry Cleaning: $1-$5 Per Foot or Pleathigh costOn-Site Cleaning: $2-$7 Per Foot or Pleat
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Draperies are fabric- and textile-based wall and window coverings. Draperies are generally decorative fabrics and are incorporated into home or office decor. Experts recommend cleaning drapes every six months to a year.

Typical costs:

  • Dry cleaning businesses that offer cleaning of draperies typically charge by the foot or by the pleat. Typically dry cleaners charge $1-$5 per foot or per pleat. Average drapery panels are 4'-10' wide; pleated drapes generally have 15-30 pleats. An average 8' wide drapery would cost $8-$40 to clean; an average 20-pleat drapery would cost $20-$100 to clean. For example, Clean 'N' Press[1] , with locations across Minnesota, charges $1-$2 per foot or pleat for cleaning drapes.
  • Professional cleaning companies offer on-site residential and commercial drapery cleaning. Typical drapery cleaning costs, also calculated by the foot or by the pleat, are between $2 and $7. Angelo's Carpet Cleaning[2] , with locations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, charges $2-$4 per foot for drapery cleaning, with a minimum charge of $150. Coit[3] , a national cleaning company, starts at $6 per foot for commercial drapery cleaning.
Related articles: Cleaning Window Blinds, Window Cleaning, Curtains and Drapes, House Cleaning

What should be included:
  • For on-site drapery cleaning, most companies provide free on-site estimates. Work should include removal of drapery, professional cleaning and reinstallation of the drapery.
Additional costs:
  • For on-site drapery cleaning, expect a minimum charge, typically $100-$200.
  • Additional costs may apply for heavily soiled items, but it's at the discretion of the drapery cleaner.
Discounts:
  • Best Window Treatments offers tips for cleaning and maintaining[4] home drapery.
  • The Drycleaning and Laundry Institute offers tips and tricks for fabric care.
  • Good Housekeeping provides quick fixes and a list of necessary tools[5] for drapery cleaning.
  • COIT, a nationwide cleaning company, offers coupons[6] for various services based on location.
  • Websites for local cleaning franchises frequently offer coupons and discounts. ProClean, which serves Illinois residents, offers a 20% discount[7] for new customers.
Shopping for cleaning window drapes:
  • The International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association business directory can help customers find a certified, professional cleaning service.
  • The Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, which certifies cleaning businesses, offers tips for selecting the right cleaning professional and an international directory of certified professional cleaning businesses.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.cleannpress.com/pricing/plymouth
  2.  angeloscarpet.com/services/drapery-cleaning/
  3.  www.coit.com/carpet-cleaning
  4.  www.bestwindowtreatments.com/infohowtocleandraperies.html
  5.  www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning-organizing/shape-up-your-drapes
  6.  www.coit.com/carpet-cleaning-coupons
  7.  www.proclean.site40.net/discount.aspx.html
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