Everything You Need to Know About Upholstery Cleaning
It’s been a long day and you flop down on the couch, stretch our your legs on the seat cushions, and lean back to rest your head on the upholstery. Sound familiar? Most of us live on upholstered furniture. We read, watch t.v., hang out with family and friends and nap on our upholstered furniture everyday.
Your upholstery takes a lot of wear and tear on a regular basis. That’s why it is so important to clean your upholstered couch or chair. Cleaning your upholstery once a year will extend the life of your furniture and improve the health of your home by removing dust, allergens, mold, bacteria and other toxins.
Even better, with professional cleaning your favorite couch will look like new. So let’s go over the basics.
Always Rely on a Professional
There are plenty of DIY articles on the web, explaining how to clean your own upholstery. We can’t emphasize enough the importance of hiring a trained professional to clean your upholstery.
Unlike other types of cleaning, upholstery cleaning requires a skilled professional who has knowledge and expertise. Expert upholstery cleaners will deep clean your sofa or chair, removing bacteria under your upholstery fabric you cannot reach with surface cleaning.
Furthermore, a DIY fix runs the risk of permanently damaging your furniture by leaving water residue. Leftover moisture can cause cushion springs to rust, mold and mildew to grow, and further staining. What seemed like a way to save money, a DIY cleaning can result in replacing your favorite couch or chair.
So What’s the Best Upholstery Cleaning Method?
We recommend and use a low moisture upholstery cleaning method, where the upholstery is gently agitated with a nontoxic foam cleanser. Dirt, soil and stains are loosened from the fabric and then suctioned away using special upholstery cleaning equipment. This specialized equipment ensures that no leftover moisture remains imbedded in the upholstery.
This unique low moisture cleaning method is incredibly effective and removes even stubborn stains. Most importantly, it will not damage even delicate fabrics. Finally, we apply a safe, nontoxic stain protectant to the upholstery so that your favorite couch or chair is protected from future stains and general wear and tear.
Clean Upholstery Results in a Healthy and Clean Home
Now that we’ve covered why annual upholstery cleaning is must-do for every home owner, what are some other things you can do to maintain your furniture? Every time you vacuum your carpet or rugs use the upholstery tool on your couches and chairs. This will keep surface dust and dirt from building up on the fabric.
If you discover a stain, contact an upholstery cleaning professional right away — don’t try to tackle the stain on your own. A professional cleaner can spot treat a stain without causing water marks.
With a little bit of attention, and the help of a trained professional, your favorite sofa or chair will look as beautiful as the day you brought it home.