Questions about drapery and curtain cleaning

Unlike clothing fabric, most drapery fabric is not designed to be washed. Washing draperies will cause fabric damage, shrinkage and shorten the lifespan of your drapes. While we know it sounds cocky, but only the On Site cleaning method can guarantee no shrinkage and no fabric damage. When it comes to cleaning your delicate drapes, contact On-Site for safe cleaning.

This creates a fertile environment for dust mites and other harmful organisms for infectious disease transmission. Embedded dirt and moisture combine with sunlight to produce dry rot. Fumes from furnaces and fireplaces and food odors contain airborne chemicals which oxidize to form a mild acid when combined with Oxygen & Moisture. Even drapes not visibly dirty require regular cleaning to prolong their lifespan.


Without cleaning, the lifespan of your drapes is shortened considerably.• How do I remove allergens from my drapes? How do clean drapes & curtains improve my indoor air quality?

The On-Site exclusive DrapeGlo™ Cleaning Process gently tumbles drapes in our custom built machines using DrapeGlo™ Powder. DrapeGlo™ massages dust, dirt and contaminants out of the drapes. A powerful blower motor extracts the DrapeGlo™ powder bound with the dust and contaminants. This unique process guarantees outstanding cleaning results without the harsh cleaning process.

A recent study at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio found that Hospital Drapes were a significant cause of infectious disease transmission including C. difficile. Since they are often touched by both patients, visitors and staff, they have been found to accumulate and spread infectious with unnerving efficiency, over 42 percent of privacy curtains tested were contaminated. CLICK HERE to learn more about the risks presented by Drapes.

No, doing so does not remove embedded dust, especially where dust accumulates most, up in behind the pleats. Many carpet cleaners have modified units which can do drapes, but they simply spray chemicals on them, and vacuum them out. These wet and dry cleaning chemicals will distort the fabric fibers and embed grime deep into the fabric fibers.

Our full self sufficient mobile units contain our custom built drapery dry cleaning machines. We developed a unique process which uses powder, not liquids, to clean drapes. The On-Site Cleaning Process gently tumbles drapes in our custom built machines using DrapeGlo™ Powder. DrapeGlo™ massages dust, dirt and contaminants out of the drapes. A powerful blower motor extracts the DrapeGlo™ powder bound with the dust and contaminants. This unique process guarantees outstanding cleaning results without the harsh cleaning process.

Our service includes a customized Drapery Maintenance Program where we will recommend the appropriate cleaning cycle for your facility, and, after we have completed your initial cleaning, we will automatically remind you the next time your cleaning is due. Our drapery maintenance program includes a written summary of the work performed for each individual property.

You have enough to worry about, let us worry about your drapes. Since cleaning your drapes is not something you do every day, our system saves you having to worry about when your next cleaning is due. Also, it allows you to include the costs of regular maintenance into your annual budget, so drapery cleaning is never an additional, unbudgeted expenditure.

We have a long list of satisfied customers, including Public & Private Schools, Universities and Colleges; Hospitals and Health Care Facilities; Golf & Country Clubs, Resorts, Hotels and Property Management; Theaters, Museums and Restaurants, and private homes. We work with stage companies, seamstresses, designers and suppliers, Fire Inspectors and Safety engineers, Insurance Adjusters, Remediation companies and yes, Dry Cleaners. All with the same end result—to provide a Healthy, Cost Effective solution for cleaning extending the life of your drapery investment.

We developed a unique process which uses powder, not liquids, to clean drapes. The On-Site Cleaning Process gently tumbles drapes in our custom built machines using DrapeGlo™ Powder. DrapeGlo™ massages dust, dirt and contaminants out of the drapes. A powerful blower motor extracts the DrapeGlo™ powder bound with the dust and contaminants. This unique process guarantees outstanding cleaning results without the harsh cleaning process.