Upholstery can really make or break your furniture piece and even the room. The upholstery is not only there to provide comfort, but also to increase the aesthetics and offer an accessory to the room it is in. Wanting to ensure the overall condition, beauty, and longevity of your upholstery, proper care and maintenance are a necessity. Today, we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to share some tips and advice to extend the life of your upholstery.
Tips to Extend the Life of Your Upholstery
1) Daily Cleaning of Sofas. Vacuuming your upholstery daily is optimal to avoid the dirt and debris from settling below the surface; if you cannot afford the time for daily cleaning, get it done as often as possible. Dirt gradually deteriorates a number of materials and most fabrics are included. It’s a natural abrasive that when it builds up, along with use, the wear breaks down the fabric, dulls the appearance, and dries out the fabric. Utilize all of your attachments for the appropriate areas and thoroughly remove dirt and dust.
2) Routine Couch Rotation. Flip any cushions or pads that are able. Flipping the cushions will help avoid the divots and grooves from becoming permanent fixtures on your sofas and chairs, additionally the fibers will evenly spread, keeping your fabric looking young. Rotating the upholstered furniture around the room is good practice to rotate to help you avoid direct sunlight. Sunlight dries out fabrics, and causes the colors to fade. If your living space is doable, try and rotate the upholstered furniture. If your home isn’t big enough to rotate furniture around, invest in good blinds and drapes.
3) Avoid Excessive Pet Use on Sofas. Pets that are accustomed to sitting and/or sleeping on your couches, or other upholstered furnishings, with or without your permission, should have a throw blanket in between them if you can’t keep them off. Just like dirt and dust, hair and dander can contribute to your upholstery looking dull and worn out. If you notice their fur on your upholstery, be sure to vacuum it up.
4) Know Your Upholstery Fabrics. There is no such thing as too much knowledge; educate yourself on the upholstery in your home, especially if you are getting new pieces. Read the labels and research your fabric type. Some upholstery can be pre-treated with Scotch Guard, for example, to ward away stains for example where others need to avoid specific chemicals. It is also wise to learn what is best on your upholstery to remove stains and spills to keep it clean and fresh. Tend to any accidental spills or messes on your upholstery immediately; the longer a stain sets, the harder it is to remove.
Professional Sofa Cleaning in San Diego, Solana Beach, La Mesa, Mission Valley, La Jolla, Del Mar, Poway, Encinitas, Chula Vista California
Professional sofa cleanings are recommended annually, or more often as needed. Professional cleanings remove the grit that vacuuming was unable to remove, absolve stains, and neutralize odors. If your upholstery in the Greater San Diego, California is due for a cleaning, contact Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning today to get started!