The best way to extend your furniture’s life is to get a professional upholstery cleaning done. It gives your office or home a completely new look and everything is left feeling fresh. Professional cleaning also will help to improve the air quality of your home.
However, once the upholstery cleaning is finished by My Carpet Doctor and they hand over the property or furniture to you, it is your responsibility to keep it properly maintained. This is especially important if you smoke or have children or pets. Even if you believe that you have clean furniture, there might be more housed in the upholstery than you are aware of. It just takes putting some effort in and following our easy tips to ensure that the upholstery stays in top condition for a long time.
Give your upholstery a light cleaning on a regular basis
Doing some basic cleaning every day will help to avoid unwanted materials from building up. Even if there is not any dirt visible right away, there could be things that are hidden inside of the upholstery including bacteria, allergens, dander, stains, germs, and dust. Vacuuming once a week helps make it easier to keep your upholstery maintained in between professional cleanings.
Turn the cushions frequently
An easy trick such as turning the loose cushions over periodically can extend the life of your upholstered furniture. Changing around the cushion from one section of the sofa to another will helps to ensure even usage since some seats are used more than others. Also, fluffing them up on a regular basis following a professional cleaning keeps them in good shape as well. When wear and tear are evenly distributed cushions will not develop indentations as quickly.
Immediately deal with any liquid-related mishaps or spills.
Take care of any new stains as quickly as possible using a clean cloth and specialised cleaning products that are designed to use on upholstery fabric. Follow the provided special instructions for your affected furniture. That will help to reduce the long-term effects of dirt build-up or stains.
Cover the furniture
A slipcover or sofa cover can be used for decoration and protection. Tucking in or draping a piece of fabric over the sofa will work. You can buy new fabric or convert something that you have already like a tablecloth, sheet, or blanket. The slipcover will take good care of your sofa, cushions, and armrests and absorb the wear and tear or dirt and daily use. Keep in mind that you can wash or change out the slipcover whenever you want. Also, different colours or patterns can be used for different occasions or seasons is an enjoyable way to change how your place looks.
Apply an upholstery protectant on your sofa
Using a protective product is one of the ways to prevent spills from deeply penetrating into the fibers and causing stains. Basically, it works like an invisible plastic sheet which makes it easier to keep your upholstered furniture in pristine condition and clean. One of these plasticising agents is Scotchguard. It works by seeping into the fabric to prevent oils and dirt from getting into the fibers of the sofa.
Avoid pollutants and exposure to the elements
Position your furniture in a way that the upholstery will not get damaged. Also, avoid your furniture getting exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time or being near uncovered windows. Fabric can also be harmed by rainwater spray and other airborne pollutants such as smoke or cooking fumes can also cause it to fray and fade.
Keep your house ventilated properly
Having the proper ventilation also can help control odours since they can be easily absorbed by upholstered furniture which can weaken the foam. If the area is properly ventilated, any initial dampness signs can be effectively managed.
These are some DIY upholstery cleaning tips that can help you keep furniture feeling and looking brand new, particularly after you have had a professional upholstery cleaning done. However, you don’t want to wait for your furniture to get visibly damaged and dirty again. The dirtier that your upholstered furniture or sofa gets, the harder it becomes to get it restored to its original state. Experts recommend that you regularly have your upholstered furniture professionally cleaned – about once every few years. That will keep the furniture looking fresh as well.
The professional upholstery cleaning provided by My Carpet Doctor can help to keep your upholstery looking fresh. Our qualified and experienced staff have the right skills are available 24 hours and 7 days per week. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us today 07496 674467 if you have any questions about our professional services.