If you’ve found your way to this article, then the likelihood is that you have had a bit of a run in with your blinds. As aesthetically stunning as they are, the moment they fall into disrepair they can quickly turn from charming sun-blockers, to infuriating blood-boilers. That’s right, as much as we love these handy little additions to our home, they’re all too easy to hate!
Like when you yank on the cord perhaps a little too hard, only for one side of the blinds to shoot up, leaving you gaping through a slanted view as the rain drops pattering against the window distort your mortified complexion. Sound familiar? Well, fortunately, you don’t have to live like this anymore! That’s right, fixing your blinds is actually incredibly straight forward.
How do I fix my blinds?
OK, so fixing your blinds by yourself is certainly an option, but it might not be the best one. Particularly if your broken blinds have already sapped the last reserves of your patience. That being said, you can visit reputable suppliers like Blind Parts Aus and find everything you need to take care of the repair process yourself. Whilst this can certainly save you a little bit of cash, you’d probably be better off having your blinds repaired by a specialist.
Do blinds go for repairs?
They do indeed. In fact, the process is rather simple. You can find a reputable blind repairs specialist to visit your home or office and they can quickly and efficiently carry out the repairs on site. This takes out all of the stress of A) attempting the repairs by yourself, and B) taking the blinds down and having them sent off to a specialist for repairs.
Rather than go to all that trouble, simply book in an appointment with a blinds repair service and they can have yours restored in no time.
Whether your blinds are no longer rolling up, or if they are going wonky whenever you attempt to pull the cord, typically a simple replacement of a few problem parts will do the trick. Of course, unless you are an expert and know what you are looking for, identifying the problem can be a nuisance.
Alternatively, you can call a blind parts supplier and describe the issues that you are having. Depending on the type of blinds that you own and the problem that they are causing, your blind parts supplier should be able to help diagnose the problem and subsequently prescribe the appropriate solution. For example, one of the most common repair issues is needing the wand replaced (the tube-like stick that you twist to open and close the slats / vanes).
Here is a list of the various types of blinds on the market. Any reputable blind repairs specialist should be able to work with and repair all of them:
- Material and fabric blinds
- Casual romans
- Holland blinds
- Honeycomb & pleated blinds
- Vertical blinds
- Vertical sunscreens
- Plantation shutters
- Metal blinds
- Plastic blinds
- Venetian blinds
- Aluminium blinds
- Timber & wooden blinds
- Micro & slimline blinds
- Dual roller screens
- Roller screens
- Cellular blinds
- Sheerview blinds
How much does it cost to fix blinds?
The cost for fixing blinds really depends on the extent of the damage and the type of blind that you have. On average, you could be looking at between $59 and $150 AUD (and above if your blinds are particularly rare and expensive).
These prices are indicative and do not represent the actual going rate. Different companies will charge varying rates and without knowing the specific type of blind that you have (and indeed the issue that you are having), it is impossible to give you an accurate representation of the repair costs that you will be looking at.
In addition to the repair itself, you will also need to pay for the price of the blind parts that are required. Fortunately, individual blind parts are rather inexpensive. The main thing that you will be paying for is simply the labour.
Again, you can easily forgo these prices and simply pay for the individual parts yourself. However, if you wish to avoid the hassle and opt for the path of least resistance, then a quick-fix job from a blind repair specialist will be the way to go.