Blinds are a staple for home and office decor and finish the look of your space by providing dressing for your windows. As well as being functional, they are an aesthetic component of your every room. Just about every home or workspace dons blinds of some kind.
Levelor blinds are a consumer favorite for many reasons including the fact that Levelor has been a household name for over a century specializing in window dressing and doing so at pocket-friendly rates.
Blinds, in this instance, Levelor blinds are generally low maintenance fixtures which once installed do not require significant or elaborate care to maintain. With time, however, there may arise a reason to pull them down such as cleaning or dusting.
Due to the long periods of time that they stay up without needing any care, you probably have no clue how they were installed and more so how to remove them and put them back. Removing Levelor blinds is a piece of cake taking less than a minute if you do it the right way.
Without the proper know-how, however, you will certainly damage your blinds so the following few steps should be followed to guide you on how to remove your Levelor blinds.
Most if not all Levelor blinds are attached simply with brackets the main difference being whether the brackets are visible or not. In most instances, the brackets are never visible from the front and this is intentionally so to give the blinds a seamless look unlike when the brackets are visible which is not a pleasant look on your windows.
More than likely, what you have is the modern Levelor blinds whose bracket attachments are not visible from the front. This type is actually quite visually appealing and appears to blend into the window as though the blind is suspended on nothing.
How to Remove Levolor Blinds with Hidden Brackets
To remove these, all you need is a ladder.
If you have any kind of drapery or valance on your window then it would be best to remove them so that they do not get in the way obscuring you while you attempt to remove the blinds. If they can be gathered and folded high above the level of the blind then that is what you need to do first.
- Ensure you are at eye level with the topmost part of the blind. This will make rotating the blind easier.
- Gather the slats of the blind so that the whole blind is one unit in your hand when you remove it. Once you have managed to remove the blinds one time, you may not need to gather the blind during subsequent removals. It is however a tidier process to gather the blind first.
- Since you cannot see the brackets that the blind is hanging from, you have to instead feel them.
- Grab the headrail by sliding your open palm under the headrail. Slide your hands along the headrail from either end.
- You should feel the attaching brackets at even distances from both ends.
- The hidden brackets come with a springboard mechanism that locks the headrail in place during installation.
- Use your thumbs to hold the corresponding outer part of the headrail. Press the entire headrail into the window and away from yourself.
- You will be able to tell that the headrail has reached an end. While the blind is pressed, rotate the entire headrail in a forward and downward motion. In other words, make a circular motion away from yourself.
- As mentioned earlier, your head should at least be on the same level as the headrail or higher else this motion will not be easy to make.
- The headrail should get released with clasping sounds on either side indicating the bracket has unclasped the headrail.
- You have safely removed your Levelor blind from the window.
- The reverse process will reattach your blind.
Removing Levelor Binds with Visible Brackets
Though they are not common today, you may have Levelor blinds that have visible mounting brackets. They are equally easy to remove if not easier. This is how to go about it.
You will need a ladder and a flat-head screwdriver.
- If there is a small flap covering the headrail, simply remove it by tugging on it. It should come off easily revealing the headrail and the brackets holding the rail in place. You should see metallic clips on either end of the headrail.
- Gather the slats of the blind back up so that they are not hanging recklessly from the headrail when you detach it.
- These visible parts of the brackets are just clips that hold the headrail in place. They snap into position during installation and may be slightly stubborn to remove using your bare fingers after staying in place for long periods of time.
- Insert your screwdriver between the clip and the headrail to gain some leverage and give it a slight tug. Be careful not to pull too hard. The clips should come off easily with the force of the screwdriver.
- Repeat the process on the other end as well.
- Slide your open palm under the headrail holding it steady and pull it toward yourself. It should come off without fuss.
If you are removing more than one blind, you should make sure you reattach each blind to its original window since minute differences in the sizes of the blinds, or different bracket placements may make it troublesome to fit the right blind to the right window.
It will be such tedious work trying to figure out which blind goes where.
Using masking tape and marker or pencil, mark each blind to its corresponding window to spare yourself unnecessary tedium.
Levelor blinds are the easiest blinds to detach and reattach, requiring no help or specialized tools to do so.
Once cleaned, dusted, or wiped, it will take you quite a long time before this is necessary again but subsequent removal of the blinds should be quick and easy if you successfully manage to do this once.