Proper maintenance of upholstery fabrics means less frequent cleaning.
Maintenance is routine, ongoing care that reduces the build-up of soil on the fabric’s surface and treats spots and stains. Vacuuming with a proper upholstery cleaning attachment should be done regularly and to remove air-borne dust and lint. Promptly treat spots and stains. Upholstery cleaning periodically removes accumulated grime and helps retain the fabric’s original appearance as much as possible. Loose cushions should be turned over and rotated to equalize wear and soiling levels. Protective arm covers and head rests should be cleaned to minimize the difference between these items and that of other exposed areas.
There are several things you can do to extend the life of your upholstery. Rotate all loose cushions frequently to assure even wear. Vacuum dust and dirt from all fabric, cracks, and crevices. Protect your upholstery from the sun. Ultraviolet light can cause fading and deterioration. If your pet likes to curl up on the couch or chair, put down a towel or blanket. Body oils from animals rub off onto fabric and are very difficult to remove from upholstery. Use caution with clothing such as blue jeans. Fabric dyes can transfer onto upholstered furniture.
All upholstered furniture will become soiled through regular use. Most spills and soil on fabric protected upholstery will clean easily and quickly. However, the proper cleaning procedures need to be followed. A fabric protector is not an absolute impenetrable barrier and improper stain removal methods can damage both the fabric and the treatment.
Professional upholstery cleaning should be done when the fabric begins to dull in appearance overall or when the arm rests are a different color from the rest of the piece. Do not clean large areas yourself as overwetting will likely happen, creating unsightly water rings that may not be able to be removed.
We clean nearly any kind of furniture. Our upholstery cleaning methods are safe and can restore your furniture to new-like conditions. Frequent cleaning ensures longer life for your favorite furniture. Upholstered furniture uses more varied materials and methods of manufacture than carpet, therefore we pre-test each piece to determine its fabric content. If it is unsafe to clean, we will let you know what options are best. You can also bring cushions/pillows, etc. into our shop and save. Or bring your car over and we will clean the upholstery to keep your vehicle looking like new!