I would use a mild crème cleanser like soft scrub to help remove the soap scum and then rinse.
Hello Mary Jo,
I am assuming that you currently dust them on a regular basis. As long as that is the case you could use a cotton glove and apply furniture polish to it wiping between each blind with your fingers.
You can always call a professional carpet cleaning service to help assist with this task if your worried about tackling it on your own. However you can get this removed with a few steps.
To generally clean and dust these items you can use a can of air to spray them off or if they are small enough to put into a paper grocery bag you can place them in the bag and shake with salt.
There are several things that you can try to help restore your white grout. Here a few things that you may have around the house to try before purchasing some store products. 1. Create a cleaning paste by adding water to baking soda and scrub with a bristle brush or a grout cleaning brush. 2. You could try to use either rubbing alchol or hydrogeny peroxide again taking a brush to clean. If neither of these work then there are several different products you could purchase to use at the local home store. Depending on the type of tile you are cleaning, you could purchase either a alkaline cleaner (degreaser) or a citric acid cleaner. Definately read the directions on how to proceed. Once you have cleaned and restored your grout I would purchase either a petroleum or water based grout sealer and apply to the grout joints. The petroleum sealer will last a couple years where the water based sealer will typically last one year. If you are still not having sucess you could contact a professional tile and grout cleaning company like RestoreTech. I hope this helps.
Typically there is a source that creates a musty smell which many times it can be linked to moisture and dead air.(no air movement) I would recommend contacting a restoration company like RestoreTech if you are located in the St. Cloud local area to assess it for you in person. Their phone number is 320-251-0355 or toll free 877-251-0355. With the information your giving I would first clean the area from floor to ceiling using a well filtered vacuum and a disinfectant . I would then place a dehumidifier in the area for a few days. If your basement is unfinished you could then seal the walls and the floors with a sealer, you can get recommendations at your local paint store. Air movement can also be critical so depending on if you have any air returns from a forced air system or not I would also possibly think about putting a ceiling fan to help circulate the air.
Thank you so much for your service during my health challenge. I very much appreciated coming home to a clean house and it certainly helped ease my workload and allowed more time recovery.
With Much Appreciation!
— Sue, St. Cloud, MN