How to Make Window Blinds with Cords Safe

November 24, 2021
Adjusting white window blinds with a cord

Most blinds have cords with them. But it’s also important to take into account that most households have children. As we know, cords and children don’t go together. There is a need to have everything child-friendly and safer. You can start by making your window blinds safe even with cords. Keep in mind that children will most likely look for a way to have fun, so the cords of your window blinds should be out of reach.   

What to do to keep cords safe on windows 

We have a list of the essential things you need to know about making your window blinds a much safer choice for your home. And maybe, this is the best time to switch to motorized window coverings.

Woman opening horizontal window blinds with cords

Keep cords separate

Most tangling occurs if you keep cords together. Make sure to keep the cords separate to avoid unnecessary danger. As we all know, tangling leads to strangulation especially if you have kids or pets at home. Also, if your window cords are separate, it’s easier to use and maintain. You can keep your cords separate by using rubber bands or any type of band to organize and prevent them from tangling. 

Use cord cleats

Cord cleats are small pieces of metal or plastic that are for tying a window covering cord to the window frame. The cleats keep the cords from hanging low, making them out of reach for kids. In order for cord cleats to help in avoiding hazards or dangers, proper installation needs to happen. In addition, cord cleats are an alternative option for a child-friendly window treatment aside from motorized blinds and shades. If you are tight on budget, you can choose cord cleats in the meantime. Motorized window coverings are the best choice for cordless blinds. However, you have to take into consideration of other alternatives when you’re planning your budget. Consult a professional window specialist to help you with the option that works for you. 

Shorten the cords

Closeup view of closed horizontal window blinds with cords

Short cords pose lesser problems. If you’re looking for an easy option, then simply cut the cords off your blinds. While this may affect the functionality of raising or lowering your blinds, slats can still be angled using any tilt wand. If you are not sure how to shorten the cords, you can always do your research or ask professional widow specialists about it. After all, shorter cords are much safer for your home. 

Use cord tensioner

If you are not yet ready to commit to motorized blinds or any other alternative, you can start with a cord tensioner. The purpose of a cord tensioner is to create and maintain a certain amount of tension. This is beneficial especially to window blinds with cords as they keep the cords out of reach of children. This works as a cord attachment system with spring tension or a necessary bracket that improves the safety aspect of your corded window blinds. 

Avoid loops

From time to time, make sure that cords are not forming loops. This recommendation is in line with various safety regulations on window blinds with cords. When loops form, they may pose a hazard that can lead to strangulation.  

Switch to motorized blinds 

Modern times call for modern solutions, especially for your cord problems. So, if you don’t want to see unsightly cords, then wireless blinds and shades are the best choices. When the Wirecutter listed the best (and safest) smart window shades and blinds for 2021, cordless and wireless window coverings made the cut. This type of window treatment wirelessly connects your shades and blinds in a few buttons. This cordless design gives homeowners maximum safety for children and pets. And is a great investment piece to increase the value of your property. After all, corded window blinds in your home can pose a danger and safety hazard when left unattended. The cordless design of window blinds gives you the convenience of controlling the amount of light and privacy that you want. Safe for the kids, convenient for the adults. It’s the perfect time to switch to motorized blinds while you can.

Motorized blinds controlled by white remote

Need help?

Now that you know how to make your window blinds with cords safer, choose a team to help you out on the installation. At Wholesale Blind Factory, 100% service satisfaction is guaranteed. Our team of window specialists and experts can help you choose the ideal window treatment to perfectly fit your large windows. Our Somfy products are secured with 100% quality in terms of materials and workmanship. More importantly, the products that we offer are Greenguard certified for a much safer environment. Give us a call on 📞 (604) 942-4201 today and get started with our finest automated window blinds and shades for the maximum safety of your children at home.

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