is a resource site for professionally-minded blind and drapery cleaners.

Networking: For 18 years our professional network has  been supporting the goals of independent professionally minded cleaners in this industry. Our Newsletter has gone out to hundreds (currently over 550) of readers who are a blend of blind cleaners, prospective blind cleaners or someone with an interest in this specialty niche of the cleaning realm. Articles and content are targetted to the interests of this audience. Our Newsletter is the broadest regular publication of it's kind in our industry.

We maintain an ever changing database of blind cleaners primarily from the United States and Canada (with representation in other countries such as Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland). The database allows us to connect blind cleaners with mutual interests and serves as a reference point for consumers looking for a local blind cleaner. Network participants have opportunitiies to connect and grow professionally through training classes, webinars and other events we host either virtually or in person.

Training: Our training philosophy and practices are differ from the "training" given to the typical purchaser of a blind cleaning machine or "business opportunity" in our industry. We aren't spending thousands of dollars on online advertising, slick websites or marketing packages to lure prospects to purchase from us. We believe if we provide the resources in training or knowledge (through training or online resources) you'll be better equipped to make the best decisions for the business you envision. Join us to learn from professionals who actually make their living from cleaning custom window treatments (not selling equipment or business packages/franchises to make our money etc.). You'll learn about the window treatments, their care and cleaning in an organized blend of both classroom and hands on sessions. Nothing matches the opportunity to gain hands on personal experience with the various window treatments using a variety of machines in a real shop setting and to ask questions of people who have done this for a living day in and day out.

We have been teaching classes for those interested in learning ultrasonic blind cleaning for many years. In December 2021 we added the support and training for the existing network of Certified On-Site Fabricare Specialists. Those interested in learning how to clean fabric window treatments using injection-extraction cleaning methods are now able to earn or maintain their OnSite Fabricare Specialist Certification at our facilities (Training originated by Jeff Berkowitz back in the 1990's with OnSite). All classes and events qualify for IICRC Continuing Education Units for those who are IICRC Certified in other cleaning specialties.

Bert teaching_Silhouette_Cleaning_Training_Class_Blindcleaners.biz_PictureAdministration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. blends experience from years in the field of education and now in operating a blind and drapery cleaning company in the Chicago region to direct network activities, develop educational and technical content and work with fabricators. He is the one to contact for technical support related to a blind or drapery cleaning business or cleaning practices or equipment. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the administrative assistant dedicated to all the details of Membership support, Newsletter distribution, website listings and editing, customer referrals and keeping everything working smoothly. Please call our office at 815-577-2221 if you have any questions or want to make  sure we have your company in our database. E-mail either of us to ask questions, update company information or make suggestions. Professional blind cleaners also contribute their expertise to the Newsletters and online content in places like our private Facebook Group.

Who? Professionally minded blind and drapery cleaners are encouraged to join us. The support of our Members fund websites, other resources and network activities as we represent blind cleaner's interests to consumers and to blind fabricators. We work to advance the public's understanding of our industry and to raise the level professionalism within our industry. Our network tends to attact like minded blind cleaners who see the benefit of working together and actively sharpenning their professional skills. Collectively we can do things (as a network) that are impractical (or impossible) to accomplish individually (Synergy). Our mission is to provide information and support to strengthen independent local blind cleaners through the resources we provide. Network participants range from prospective entrepreneurs to seasoned professionals who have literally been cleaning blinds for several generations. Fabricators, companies and individuals that offer goods or services of potential interest or benefit to our Members are also welcome to join us, as we encourage win/win business relationships. 

Contact Information: Network

1950 Leness Lane   Suite B

Crest Hill, IL.  60403


Bert Bolton - Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Technical and industry information and questions)

Vicky Karpiesz  Administrative Assistant  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (ALL the details of Membership, Event registrations, sales, etc. and keeping your questions answered.)