Take a look around your living room – how does it look? Does the furniture look fresh and clean?
There are few things worse than sinking into a dingy, dirty couch at the end of a long day. Unlike leather furniture that often wipes clean, upholstery traps dirt and stains and can be much more difficult to maintain.
There are more kinds of fabric out there than we could possibly name; truly infinite possibilities. And every single one of those fabrics is different. Some are man-made, some are synthetics. Some are easy to clean, some are not. If you are not a fabric expert, you could do some serious damage to the fabric by using the wrong cleaning solution or technique – like stretching, ripping, or discoloring.
What Should You Know About Upholstery Cleaning?
Upholstered furniture requires a few special considerations when it comes to proper care and cleaning. First, there are many, many different types of upholstery fabrics, and each one requires specialized handling and care during cleaning to prevent damage or fading of the fabric.
The second thing to consider when it comes to upholstery cleaning is the type and amount of use your upholstered furniture receives. Just sitting on your furniture transfers natural body oils and sweat to the furniture, and things like lotions and cosmetics can also soil your upholstery. As these various oils are absorbed by the upholstery, it becomes more prone to attract dirt and other soils. And if you have pets that are allowed on the furniture, their hair, dander, and body oils are also absorbed by the upholstery, leading to faster soiling and potential odor concerns.
In the next few weeks, we will be dealing with how to manage different types of stains, so we suggest you read every blog coming up.
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