One of the simplest and most relaxing pastimes is burying yourself in your couch with a warm cozy blanket to keep you warm, a cup of tea or coffee, and a good book, movie, or companion to keep you company. Any easy ruiner of this experience is the common dirtiness that comes about from the way we all live in our couches. Here are some steps you can take to maintain the newness of your couch and it’s homey aura.
Professional Upholstery Cleaning
To start off the list, the best way to keep your upholstery like new is a routine professional cleaning. Our staff is trained to know how to spot specific problems in your furniture and to use chemical cleaners specific to the type of fabric and manufacturer specifications of your furniture. We’ll inspect your furniture for its needs and then spot clean the dirty areas of the couch, and, lastly, we will steam clean the entire piece of furniture with a fine mist. We’ll place your cushions out to dry and within a few hours, it’ll be like a brand new couch again.
After your professional cleaning, you can use the following steps to lengthen the life and cleanliness of your couch
Spills? Spot-clean! Spot-clean! Spot-clean!
If you have a major spill from food or a beverage, DO NOT smear it all around until it looks like it’s gone away because you’ve actually just spread the stain and embedded it further into your couch. You’ll need to grab an absorbent towel and press firmly down on the stain to absorb as much as possible. Next check the manufacturer’s tag to see any specific instructions. Do you use a solvent cleaner or a water based cleaner? The more you can absorb before you use cleaning products, the easier it will be to clean.
Vacuum Once A Month Or More
Getting rid of monthly dirt, hair, and food crumbs is a great way to keep up the cleanliness and comfort of your upholstery. Using a handheld vacuum or the hose from your floor vacuum to get everything off the cushions, behind the cushions, and in those seemingly infinite crevices will keep it clean.
You might also get a soft-bristled brush to comb out anything that is embedded in the fabric before you vacuum.
Keep Furniture Out of Direct Sunlight and Away From Pollutants
Long exposure to direct sunlight can damage fabric, causing it to fade or fray. Keeping your furniture away from windows or any spot that receive constant sun during the day will increase the lifespan of your couch. Also, smoke and fumes from cooking can be damaging to furniture. All this means is that you need proper ventilation. Open the windows when your cleaning your apartment or home and you’ll be sure to not only keep your fabric healthy, but keep the air of your home fresh and vibrant.