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How to Maintain Your Upholstery

How to Maintain Your Upholstery

It’s an expensive investment that is utilized daily,
but often overlooked when the subject of maintenance cleaning comes up. Yes,
it’s your upholstered furniture. When was the last time your sofa, loveseat or
favorite recliner chair had a thorough cleaning?

While upholstery doesn’t
attract the same amount of soiling as carpeting, it should be vacuumed and
cleaned regularly. Besides keeping it clean, vacuuming and having your
upholstered furniture cleaned professionally will also extend the useful life of
your furniture.

Since we don’t walk on our furniture (unless there are
children in the house), the oily abrasive soils that affect carpets are not
predominant on our favorite couch or chair. However, since we do spend a great
deal of time there, soil from our clothing and oil from our skin can find their
way to the same areas time after time. This leads to harmful build-up of
deposits, that by the time they become apparent, may have already caused
irreversible staining or deterioration. To avoid this deterioration, it’s best
to schedule professional cleaning on a regular basis. Upholstery does not need
to be professionally cleaned as often as carpet, but it should be cleaned by a
knowledgeable, certified professional every 12- 24 months.

With over
4,000 different types of fabrics being used on upholstered furniture, some dry
clean only, using the improper cleaning approach may result in color bleeding,
fading or shrinkage.

Don’t take unnecessary chances with your upholstery
if you plan on keeping it for a while. You take care of the day-to-day vacuuming
and spot removal. Trust the cleaning to the expertise and experience of a
professional cleaner. You’ll be glad you did!