Like all things, blinds, shades and other types of window treatments get dirty, damaged and become worn out. With all window treatments, there are plenty of things that can be damaged, soiled or broken, especially if you have pets. If you have a cat, you may know that they have a tendency to perceive any moving object as potential prey. A light breeze from a fan can be all the excuse they need to rip your honeycomb shades to pieces or bend and mangle your aluminum blinds. Instead of chucking those old blinds and getting new ones, there are some ways to repair damaged blinds and window treatments. Let’s look at some common do it yourself blind repair and troubleshooting tips.

Blind Slats Will not Lower 

Blind Slats that will not lower is one of the most common problems people face with blinds of all types. The problem is usually in the cord lock. The cord lock is set within the blind headrail and

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allows you to adjust the position and level of the blinds. If the cord lock malfunctions, though, it can result in a stuck cord and an annoying problem. If your blind slats will not lower, try the following.

Hold the cords level with the headrail and gently pull. This action should release the cord lock and allow you to lower your blinds again.

If this doesn’t work, you may have to manually release the cord lock. To do this, remove the blinds from the window and locate the cord lock. The cord lock is usually in the head rail of the blinds and has a small pi on it. Use a flathead screwdriver to push the pin. This will disengage to cord lock and the blinds will be released immediately.

Blind Slats will not tilt

Sometimes the tilt rod can become disconnected from the tilt mechanism that is housed in the blind headliner. This can cause your blinds to not tilt when you want them to. Another reason blinds slats will not tilt is due to the sting on some models becoming tangled or stuck in the mechanism. Check out this great blind repair video that shows you how to accesses and repair a malfunctioning tilt mechanism.

Bottom of Shades and Blinds do not Hang Evenly

Sometimes this can happen if the cords get caught in the headrail. This can also happen if the “C” Clips are not evenly spaced on the tilt rod in the headrail. To fix, unhook the cording, then raise and lower the shade several times to test the operation.

Blind Repair with Reno Blinds and Repair

Reno blinds and Repair specializes in repairing blinds, shades, shutters, drapes and curtains and many other external and internal window treatments. We have the quality and professional experience you need. So if you don’t have the time for a DIY blind repair, Reno Blinds and Repair can help! Check out all our services and contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you!