In an effort to keep it in good condition and extend the projected life expectancy, any investment is worth the diligence in keeping up on care and maintenance. The same can be said for your upholstery. At the very least, keeping your upholstery clean, vibrant, and in prime condition can keep the esthetics and health of your home up to par. With this in mind, we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to offer some tips and suggestions to maintain clean upholstery and extend its life expectancy.
How Do You Maintain Fabric Upholstery to Make it Last?
1) Routinely Cleaning the Surface of Upholstery. It is essential for overall condition, aesthetics, and longevity, that the upholstery should be cleaned frequently and sufficiently. Any debris that is left to fester will deteriorate upholstery. Over the course of long term can wear and breakdown fabric. Since dirt is a natural abrasive and with friction can cause a sanding-like affect. Utilizing all of your attachments for the appropriate areas thoroughly to remove dirt and dust, vacuum the surface and make certain it is done from top to bottom and all sides, including cushions and under cushions.
2) Regular Rotation of Upholstered Furniture. Every so often, the cushions or pads that are detached and has the ability to flip should be. You can prevent the divots and grooves from becoming permanent fixtures on your sofas and chairs. The fibers are allowed to distribute evenly and keep your fabric looking vibrant when you periodically perform the rotation. To prevent the sunlight from fading the fibers can help the upholstery, relocating the furniture as well. Fabrics can dry out, and the colors can fade with direct sunlight. Rotate the upholstered furniture if your living space permits it. For further protection, invest in good blinds, curtains, and drapes.
3) Pet Shedding Control on Couch. Make sure their hair/fur and dander are cleaned on a daily, or as needed if your pets are accustomed to being comfortable and sit and sleep on your upholstery with or without your permission. Just as dirt can do, fur/hair and dander can contribute to your upholstery looking dull and worn out.
4) Upholstery and Treatments. Especially if you are getting new pieces, knowing what kind of materials are available can help educate yourself on the upholstery in your home. Read the labels and research your fabric types and treatments are ideal for your upholstery. They can be pretreated with Scotch Guard to ward away stains with various types of upholstery for instance. To keep it clean and fresh, learning your upholstery types can help you more effectively remove stains and treat spills. If the stains to set in, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to remove later so always clean up any accidental spills or messes on your upholstery immediately.
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Professionally clean your upholstery annually, or more frequently as needed by Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning. It could also promote younger looking fabric with a trained expert keep your upholstery cleaned and sanitized. The fibers tighten giving your furniture an instant face lift when cleaned professionally. Contact us today!