Upholstered items such as couches and chairs are comfy and relaxing, but they can also contain dust and dirt particles that cannot be seen in plain sight. Cleaning your upholstery is very important because unclean and unmaintained upholstery will deteriorate faster than upholstery that is taken care of. Overtime dirt and dust will build-up in your upholstery and weaken its fibers decreasing the longevity of your furniture. Here are several upholstery cleaning tips to consider when cleaning you home upholstery and furniture.
Vacuuming: Scheduled vacuuming of your upholstery is important because over time dirt, dust and food particles gather in the fibers of your upholstery. When vacuuming your upholstery use a suction type vacuum attachment to suck up loose particles in your upholstery.
Dust Removal: Dust is created by fibers from clothes, fabrics, and even human skin which means your upholstery contains dust particles even if you cannot see them. We recommend removing the cushions of your upholstery and beating them outside of your house to remove dust.
Clean Underneath: When you clean your floors or vacuum your carpets make sure you clean underneath your upholstery and furniture. This is important because the areas underneath furniture often go overlooked and may contain high concentrations of dust particles. This will also help protect your carpets and floors overtime.
Blot Accidental Spills: Accidents happen and in case you spill a drink or other liquid on your upholstery you need to act quickly and start blotting. Blotting is important because it will absorb the liquid and prevent it from getting deeper into your upholstery. Never rub the spill area because rubbing as opposed to blotting will for the liquid deeper into the fabric and padding.
Get it Professionally Cleaned: There is only so much you can do at home to make sure your upholstery is clean and maintained. We recommend using a upholstery cleaning service on occasion. Shampooing, steam cleaning, and dry cleaning are all services in which you should consider keep your upholstery clean and increase its longevity. A professional cleaning service should also be considered if you need to remove a spot or stain.