Many people ask us about the best way to keep their upholstery looking clean. Here are the top five upholstery cleaning tips from our expert upholstery cleaning and protection technicians.
Upholstery Cleaning Tips Number One….Fabric Protection
If you have just made a major investment in upholstery you should consider applying professional grade upholstery protector. Whilst this won’t guarantee against staining it considerably reduces the risk of accidental spillages resulting in permanent damage. There are diy fabric protection kits available but always ring for a professional quote first. You might be surprised how cheap it is to protect your furniture.
Upholstery Cleaning Tip Number Two….Vacuum Regularly
You vacccuum your floors regularly but maybe you’ve never thought of vacuuming upholstery. Remember dust build up, even when invisible, is abrasive and can result in damage to fibre over time. Regular vacuuming will contribute significantly to keeping your furniture looking good for many years.
Upholstery Cleaning Tip Number Three…
Clean Spills Immediately
If something is spilt on your furniture immediate action is the key to giving you the best chance of removing the evidence. Always blot spillages rather than rubbing which can cause fibre damage. If you are unable to remove stains the earlier you call professional help the better your chances.
Upholstery Cleaning Tip Number Four…
Upholstery Cleaning Products
There are a number of upholstery cleaning products available on the supermarket shelf and depending on the fabric and the dye used these need to be used carefully. Always follow instructions on the bottle and always, even if the instructions don’t say so, test in a small inconspicuous area prior to attacking the stain which is in full view!
Upholstery Cleaning Tip No. 5….Regular Professional Cleaning
One of the best ways to maximize return on your furniture investments is to have all upholstery professionally steam cleaned on an annual basis. This will not only remove built up grim and hidden fibres but deal with any unseen nasties such as dust mites and bacteria. Bear in mind that if you are based in Adelaide, Dad and Jerry’s Carpet Cleaning have multiple service discounts. You could save big by having your carpets, upholstery, mattresses and tiles cleaned call us to discuss how you can not only save money but increase the life of your upholstery. Remember also that annual cleaning is the ideal time to consider fabric protection on your valuable soft furniture assets.