Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 04, 2013
Roller blinds are quite popular among Australian homeowners because of their affordability, practicality, versatility and ease of use. Aside from these, roller blinds are chosen over other blinds and awnings because they can repel heat during the summer and keep a home warm during winter.
However, if its chain is pulled from an angle, instead of being pulled straight up or down in line with the blinds, the chain can get caught up in the blinds’ top cog, making it difficult to pull the chain. Continuing to pull on the chain once it gets caught up in the cog will cause the chain to pop off the mechanism, preventing the blinds from being controlled through the use of the chain.
This problem is quite common and can be remedied quickly even without the help of a service professional. To show how this is done, Blockout Blinds has uploaded a short video on their YouTube channel. Explained below are the steps involved in repairing a broken roller blind chain.
First, the wheel found on one end of the roller blinds' tube must be turned so that the pin which attaches the blind to the bracket will retract. Pulling on the control end of the tube will enable the easy removal of the blinds from the other bracket. If the blind is unravelled, it would be helpful to roll it up so it would be more convenient to move it around.
After setting aside the chain, the control mechanism should then be removed from the tube. A simple pull will do the trick. Afterwards, the covering cap at the end of the blinds' mechanism should be removed with the use of a Phillips screwdriver so the chain can be put back on. Once the covering cap has been removed, the chain can be replaced onto the grooves where it should sit. Replace the cap back on by putting the screw back. While replacing the screw, it is a good idea to hold on to the opposite end to prevent it from sliding out. A few simple taps is all it takes to replace the controlling mechanism back to the tube.
With the chain back on the controlling mechanism, the next step would be to replace the blinds on to the supporting brackets. One thing to remember is to flick the wheel where the pin was retracted. By flicking the wheel, the pin will pop back out again. When putting the roller blinds back again, the end with the controlling mechanism goes back in first. Remember that the top of the mechanism should remain on top, otherwise, the mechanism will not run smoothly. Next, line up the hole of the tube with the pin of the bracket by wobbling the tube and then pushing the pin on to the slot on the other end. After this, the roller blinds will operate just as good as new.
To learn more about Blockout Blinds' products and their blind repairs, Melbourne residents can visit their website.