When you start to knock out cleaning lists in your home, your furniture is often an overlooked task. The sofas, chairs and love seats that create a comfortable place for you to relax are something that you shouldn’t leave off of your deep cleaning list. If you don’t have much experience cleaned upholstered furniture, you may not know where to even start. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is here to share some tips for keeping your upholstery clean so you can enjoy it for years to come.
Is Dusting & Vacuuming a Sofa Necessary?
If your furniture is well loved like it is in most homes, you should be keeping on top of cleaning it. The first and most effective way to keep your upholstered furniture clean is to vacuum and dust in regularly. The fine dirt and dust that settles into the fibers of your furniture will act as sandpaper over time. It can start to make your furniture look more worn than it should. Most vacuums come with an attachment that makes vacuuming your furniture easy and well worth your time.
Rotate Couch Cushions
If you want to extend the life of your upholstered furniture, one of the best ways to do it is by rotating your cushions. This will help you avoid wear marks on the cushions that get the most use. Lots of people tend to sit in the same place on their couch when looking for somewhere to relax. Without rotating cushions, you could end up seeing uneven wear marks.
Clean Spills on Upholstery Quickly
Just like carpet, when spills happen on your furniture, you need to clean it up as soon as possible. The longer these stains sit on the fibers of your furniture, the more difficult they will be to remove later. Similar to carpet, you should never sit and try scrubbing a spill or stain out of the fabric. Always blot to remove unsightly spots and stains. Scrubbing will cause damage to most fabric and you will forever see the spill regardless of whether or not anything is left behind.
Use Your Steam Mop to Clean Upholstered Fabric
Did you know that the steam mop you have to clean your hard flooring can also clean your upholstered fabric. Of course, if you have never used it on your furniture, you should test an area before cleaning the entire thing. It is also important to remember that the lowest setting on your steam mop is usually enough to effectively clean most fabrics.
Upholstery Cleaning Services & More in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
You may have never thought about having your furniture professionally cleaned, but this will extend the life of your furniture. At Heart of Texas Chem-Dry, we offer upholstery cleaning that leaves your furniture looking like the day you bought it when we are finished. Our team of technicians have the experience and expertise needed to completely remove any and all stains no matter how stubborn they may be. Call us today!