Your upholstery in your home is often a big feature in your room, our sofas and chairs are great comfortable family seating areas allowing us to spend time together and relax but we also want them to look good. We often spend countless hours carefully choosing items of new furniture.
Over time our upholstered furniture will show signs of day-to-day wear and tear, possibly event stains from drinks and food, crumbs, pet dander and dust and dirt. Unlike our clothes or smaller items we can’t just put this in the washing machine and upholstery cleaning may not be something you have considered.
Below we answer just some of the questions we frequently get asked about our upholstery cleaning service.
Why should I get my upholstery cleaned?
Getting your upholstery cleaned will not only remove the dirt and stains making it look and smell fresher it will also extend the life of your furnishings, saving you money in the long run.
Fabric covered furnishings can trap airborne dust and pollutants that linger in the air in your home, these can possibly trigger or aggravate allergic reactions. Odours can get trapped in fabrics, a deodorizing solution should be applied that deals with the odour at its source rather than masking it.
Is it worth getting my upholstery professionally cleaned?
When you have a limited budget getting your upholstery professionally cleaned can seem very extravagant, but cleaning your items will extend their life span and improve their looks meaning that you don’t have to consider replacing furniture.
A professional cleaner will have the experience and equipment to deal correctly with stains, dirt and odours. Choosing the right professional service also means that minimal water and limited (if any) detergents will be needed, your upholstery also dries more quickly in a few hours rather than days! There are lots of products on the market today for you to clean your furnishings at home but you need to be extremely careful that they do not damage the fabrics fibres or set stains and dirt, a professional will know what to each for each individual set of requirements.
How often should I get my upholstery cleaned?
You should regularly vacuum your upholstery to help keep it as dirt free as possible. How often your items require a professional clean depends on your environment and how often you use them and whether or not you have children or pets. We recommend that a regular professional clean at least once a year will help to prevent it’s appearance from deteriorating. If you notice your upholstery has a musty smell of is dirty you may need to get if professionally cleaned more often.