Upholstery can wear out faster than the rest of the couch or sofa. To extend the use of your furniture’s upholstery and get the most out of your living room investment, you will want to make sure you care for your upholstery properly. Carpet Care 2000 will share a few tips and considerations to help keep your upholstery clean, long lasting and free of stubborn stains and odors. Most stains occur because some like to use their living room furniture as the dining table and bring food and drinks onto the furniture but there are other reasons as well such as pet accidents.
Upholstered Furniture Cleaning Tips
Vacuum Upholstery – To help prolong the life of and keep your upholstery soft and free of dirt, it is recommended you regularly vacuum your fabric upholsteries. To clean upholstery, use the upholstery vacuum attachment and make sure to vacuum the upholstery once a week to maintain it properly. Make sure to get into the tight spaces to ensure all of the crumbs and dirt have been removed.
Beat Couch Cushions – At least once a month, take the couch or furniture cushions outside and hand beat them to help remove the dust that may be trapped deeper inside the cushion’s fibers. If possible flip the cushions around and rotate them much like a mattress to help balance out the cushions usage.
Be Ready to Clean Spills on Sofas – Always be ready for spills and stains to occur on your furniture. When a spill occurs, it is important to clean it before the stain has had time to soak down deeper into the fibers of the upholstery. Some of the essential cleaning tools are white cloths or paper towels. Depending on the type of cleaner used, some techniques may vary. However, it is important to remember when cleaning a stain always blot and never rub. Also, start on the outside of the stain when blotting and work inwards. Some cleaner may require the use of water to dilute the cleaner. Never use tap water. Only use distilled water. Tap water is filled with minerals that leave behind white rings on your upholstery. There are various types of upholstery cleaners. Make sure that whichever one you choose, you know how it works and the proper steps to use the products safe and effectively.
Deep Cleaning Tips – Once a year it is beneficial for your upholstery to have a professional deep cleaning to maintain the cleanliness and integrity of the material used for the upholstery. Keep in mind that if you rent a deep cleaning machine, in most cases commercial grade carpet or upholstery cleaners don’t penetrate as deep and you don’t get the full benefit of the cleaning. If you are cleaning your upholstery yourself, make sure you read your upholstery’s label and follow the manufactures cleaning instructions. The dye used on some fabrics run easily and create a bigger mess which is why their might be some sensitive chemicals found in different cleaners.
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If you need a deep upholstery cleaning on your furniture, contact Carpet Care 2000. We can help revive your upholstery and extend your furniture’s life. Carpet Care 2000 provides a wide range of services. If you find we can help you, contact and schedule for our visit today.