The upholstery on our furniture comes in many shades, prints, designs, and fabrics. The upholstery really dresses up the furniture. Often a place where family snuggles, enjoys cinematic adventures, games and good times. Upholstery can attract a lot of unintentional abuse. If the upholstery looks dingy, torn, or faded, it can really bring the room down no matter how immaculate the rest of the room is. After investing in that sofa, sectional, or chair, you want it to last at least as long as the projected lifespan, if not longer. Today, we at Eco Clean Air Ducts would like to share some tips and advice on how to do just that; expand the lifespan of your upholstery.
Tips to Extend the Life of Your Upholstery
1) Keep upholstery clean. Dirt is a slow moving killer as far as upholstery is concerned. If the debris is left to accumulate, it will expedite the deterioration of the upholstery. Dirt and grainy debris is a natural abrasive that will wear and breakdown fabric over extended periods of time. Keep your upholstery clean by frequently vacuuming the upholstery from top to bottom, all around, and under cushions. Utilize all of your vacuum’s upholstery attachments that are designed to ensure efficient removal of daily contaminates.
2) Keep upholstered furniture on a rotation. If the furniture has any cushions or pads that can be flipped and rotated, be sure to incorporate this activity in your maintenance. By doing so, you can avoid creating the permanent divots and grooves on your sofas and chairs. The fibers have an opportunity to spread out evenly, which keeps a youthful appearance on fabric. Additionally, and if the situation permits itself, rotate furniture around the room that is in direct sunlight. Faded and dry upholstery can be due to the direct sunlight continuously shining down. If rotating the upholstered furniture is impractical, just be sure to invest in quality blinds and curtains.
3) Keep the pets and shoes off of couches. Keeping your pet off the furniture will keep a lot of dirt, dander and fur off. Ensuring your furry friends follow this rule can be complicated, especially if they value their comfort. For pets that are welcome or lounge on the upholstery despite your wishes, just ensure their hair/fur and dander are vacuumed off daily. Pet fur/hair and dander, like dirt and debris, can contribute to your upholstery looking dull and worn out.
4) Keep fabric furniture treated. Keeping yourself educated on the fabrics and types of upholstery is never a bad thing. Specific materials require specific cleaning techniques and treatments to keep it in optimal condition. Reading the labels and do some research on the upholstery found in your home and learn how to better care for it. For example, some upholstery materials can be pre-treated with stain repellents to ward away stains. Knowing the fabric can also better prepare for you how to clean a spill in the event a stain causing agent makes contact on your upholstery. If spills do occur, treat stains immediately before they have time to set in and become more difficult.
Upholstery Cleaning & More in Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Northridge & Greater Los Angeles, California
It is recommended that upholstery get a deep, professional clean once a year, or more so if needed. Experts from Eco Clean Air Ducts can treat many types of upholstery and restore it to the original vibrancy by cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing your upholstery quickly and efficiently. Call us today to get started!