It can be easy to forget the upholstery. You get in a hurry vacuuming the carpet, and there sits the loose dirt on the furniture. Someone sits down and rubs that loose dirt into the upholstered fibers or the dog jumps up and also leaves his dander on the furniture.
Like carpet, it’s important to vacuum your upholstery and it’s important to have it professionally cleaned. Furniture and fabric manufacturers recommend that consumers clean their furniture before great soiling has occurred. When a lot of soil accumulates on the furniture, the likelihood of restoring the fabric’s original color, appearance and texture becomes less.
By professionally cleaning your furniture you will have a healthier environment in your home, your furniture will last longer, and you will maintain the look of your furniture. A professional has the correct equipment and solutions needed for delicate upholstery fibers. It can be very easy to ruin a piece of furniture if cleaned by the home owner. Upholstery fabric can be delicate, colors can run, and shrinkage can occur.
Chem-Dry of Michiana has a team of trained, upholstery cleaning experts. Call us for details on cleaning your furniture so you can have the peace of mind of knowing your home is Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.
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Maintaining Your Upholstered Furniture
As long as you take care of your furniture, it should last a number of years. A few tips on caring for your upholstery:
Vacuum: By vacuuming your upholstery on a regular basis, you will prevent dirt from becoming ingrained in the fabric. If dirt gets trapped in the fabric, your furniture will wear out quicker because the dirt particles rub against each other breaking down the fibers.
Direct Sunlight: Keep your furniture out of the direct sunlight. The sun can actually fade your upholstery over time.
Spot Cleaning: Let’s face it, spills happen. When they do, act quickly. Remove as much of the spill as possible without rubbing. And never saturate your furniture with any moisture. A little bit of water or a Chem-Dry Spot Remover will work wonders. If that doesn’t completely lift the spot, call a professional so you don’t permanently set that stain.
Moving Furniture Around: Many of us like to move our furniture around in the room for a change of pace. Keep in mind when you move that piece of furniture, lift it rather than “drag” it around the room! “Dragging” the furniture around can cause structural damage!
Use a Professional Cleaner: By professionally cleaning your furniture it will look nicer and will be healthier for your family. Furniture cleaning will brighten most upholstered fabrics and by removing unwanted dirt from the fibers the life of the upholstery will be prolonged!
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