Most Common Blind Repairs
There are many different kinds of blind repairs – In this article we will deal with the 3 most common:
Restring of a blind or shade
Much like replacing tires on a car, restringing a blind is a fairly easy common repair. Because manufacturer string warranties usually end within 3 – 5 years, restringing is a useful repair to learn in order to keep your blinds in top shape. Here’s a couple video’s for this type of repair:
Tilt mechanism replacement
Tilt mechanisms, or tilters, are the gear that tilts the blind slats in most horizontal blinds. Vertical blinds with a wand control have tilters as well. Replacing a tilter is a very easy repair in most blinds. At Fix My Blinds, the “Identify Your Tilter” page takes the mystery out of getting the right one in 2 easy steps. After you receive your new tilter, replacment videos can be used to help you through the process. Here’s a couple of examples:
Valance clip replacement
Valance clips are usually made of plastic, and because of that, they become brittle over time and will need periodic replacing. But fortunately, this is a very easy repair. These clips come in many shapes and sizes, and because most slatted blinds have a valance, there are often dozens of valance clips to choose from. To find the right clip, the Fix My Blinds website narrows the choices by blind category – mini-blinds; wood, faux wood, venetian blinds; and vertical blinds. Here’s a short video on valance clips:
Parts and instruction support for these and other repairs can be found at Fix My Blinds dot com.
Good luck on all your blind repair projects!