With the holidays right around the corner, the last thing you need to worry about are broken blinds. If you have a minor break or just don’t have time to take out your blinds and have them fixed, we can help. With these blind repair tips, your blinds will last through the holidays (and scrutinizing in-laws’ eyes).
First, determine what types of blinds you have to choose the correct repair method.
Aluminum Blind (Venetian):
Common Problem: Not raising or lowering properly
Fix: Hold lift cords parallel to the headrail and pull as normal. Both cords should release. If not, manually release cords by pressing on the pin within the cord locking mechanism, located on the headrail. Make sure you have an extra set of hands as the blinds will release!
Common Problem: Blind slats won’t tilt properly
Fix: The tilter strings may have gotten stuck in the tilter mechanism. Remove the headrail cover, locate and remove the tilter mechanism. Untangle the cord and return to its proper position on the wheel.
Common Problem: Vanes have come out of alignment.
Fix: Remove the vane using something firm/flat like a credit card and adjust the piece that is out of alignment. Return the vane back to its place
Common Problem: Chain is difficult to pull in either direction.
Fix: Remove the control end cap and gently tap the opposite end of the headrail. Loosen the push nut so the mechanism can operate more smoothly.
These are similar to Venetian blinds. If the slats won’t tilt, check to make sure that the string ladders are still attached to the wheel. If not, reattach them. Also, check to make sure that the wheel is sitting correctly in its place.
Remember to always be safe. Have a helper with you to hold pieces and be careful with the heavy slats and tangled strings.
Blind Installation and Repair is ready make any blind repairs beyond the DIY variety, as well as provide top-notch blind installation. Contact our expert blind installers today. We’d be happy to help!