Aside from your home or your car, buying furniture may be one of the biggest investments you’ll make. You’ve found the perfect furniture for your home and invested the money to buy quality furniture, but that’s only one part of the equation. The other? Cleaning the upholstery on your furniture to help safeguard your investment and keep your furniture looking beautiful for years to come.
Fabric / Upholstery Types
Whether you’ve bought a new piece of furniture or you’re having an existing piece of furniture reupholstered, it’s important to consider fabric type and the amount of usage it will receive. For example, if you have small children or pets, it’s probably not a great idea to select a brocade or other richly decorated fabric as they are likely to wear with heavy use.
It’s a much better bet to select a tightly woven fabric that will withstand the dust, grime, and friction of daily use. For well-used furniture such as loveseats and couches, it’s also a good idea to add a stain-resistant treatment to the fabric. While this treatment won’t make the pieces waterproof, it can help increase the longevity and beauty of the furniture.
It’s important to clean or wipe up any spills or stains as soon as they occur. It’s much easier to remove a stain if you can get it as it occurs. Vacuuming your furniture and upholstery once per week will help prevent dirt and grime from building up between the fibers of the fabric, and can help extend the life of your upholstery. Turning the cushions on your couch once a week will help them retain their shape and wear evenly.
You should also keep your upholstered furniture out of direct sunlight as the the ultraviolet rays from the sun can fade the colors of your furniture and cause the fabric to deteriorate prematurely.
Professional Furniture Maintenance
The final piece to safeguarding the investment you make in your upholstered furniture is to make sure to have it professionally cleaned once each year. Although it may be tempting to try upholstery cleaning yourself, resist the urge. Fabrics are generally labeled with “cleanability codes,” namely W, S, WS, and X. These codes relay information about the type of cleaning products that can be used on the fabric.
However, if your sofa is covered in a microfiber fabric or leather then you should leave maintenance and cleaning to a microfiber sofa cleaning or leather furniture cleaning expert.
We Are Your Expert Furniture Cleaners
A Personal Touch prides itself on our upholstery cleaning services and network of furniture cleaning experts who will provide you with quality, affordable upholstery furniture cleaning.
When you schedule an appointment for upholstery cleaning, you can expect one of our friendly Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained technicians will come to your home and inspect your furniture for potentially permanent stains or damage.
We will typically vacuum the upholstery first then will perform the upholstery cleaning according to the fabric care specifications, and perhaps even speed drying time with a blow dryer. At the end of the process, our technician will talk to you about the cleaning and allow you to inspect their work.
Remember, upholstery furniture cleaning helps preserve your investment. Relying on an expert will ensure that the upholstery in your home receives the care and maintenance it deserves. Call us today at 720-344-2870 or use our online contact form to request your free estimate. Remember at A Personal Touch, “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”