People sometimes overlook the importance of regular cleaning maintenance when it comes to their upholstered furniture. While upholstery doesn’t attract the same amount of soil as carpeting, it does need to be vacuumed regularly with the proper attachments. Besides keeping the furniture clean, vacuuming will also extend the useful life of your furniture.
Since we don’t walk on our furniture, the oily abrasive soils that affect carpets are not predominant on our favorite couch or chair. However, since we do spend a great deal of time there, soil from our clothing and oil from our skin can find their way to the same areas time after time. This leads to harmful build-up of deposits that, by the time they become apparent, may have already caused irreversible staining or deterioration. To avoid this deterioration, it’s best to schedule professional cleaning on a regular basis.
Obviously, upholstery does not need to be professionally cleaned as often as carpet, but when that time comes, it should be cleaned by a knowledgeable professional. With over 4000 different types of fabrics being used on upholstered furniture, using the improper cleaning approach may result in color bleeding, fading or shrinkage.
Don’t take unnecessary chances with your upholstery if you plan on keeping it for a while. You take care of the day-to-day vacuuming and spot removal. Trust the cleaning to the expertise and experience of a professional cleaner. You’ll be glad you did!