Maryland Cleaning Services
Put Upholstery on Your Spring Cleaning List
Mar 27, 2015
You are probably already running out of space on your spring cleaning to-do list, but as Maryland upholstery cleaning professionals, we can’t help but remind you not to overlook this important item – upholstery!
Does Upholstery Really Need Cleaning?
Unless you keep your furniture wrapped in plastic all year round, it needs occasional cleaning. Just think about everything that happens on that family room couch:
- Kids’ arts and craft projects magically “explode” all over the living room.
- Your husband takes a plunge into that light-colored couch after a few hours of sweaty lawn-mowing and weed-whacking.
- You reach out for the remote and spill a few drops of red wine from your glass.
- Animals keep taking naps on the couch no matter how many times you try to stop them.
- When aunt Judy comes to visit, it seems like the entire home smells of her perfume, including the couch.
These are just a few things that may or may not regularly take place in your home. But even if you, your pets and family are guilty of just a few of these, it’s still enough to warrant periodical upholstery cleaning. Cleaning doesn’t only help restore the look of your upholstered furniture, but also eliminates any lingering smells, kills allergens and makes your chairs and couches look and feel like new again.
How Do I Clean My Furniture?
If you have leather furniture, simply wiping and conditioning it may be enough. Things are a bit more complicated with fabric-upholstered furniture, since different fabrics my require a different approach.
- Some couches (and even chairs) have removable seat cushion covers you can wash, so first check if this is an option.
- Remove seat cushions (and back cushions if they are removable) and thoroughly vacuum underneath.
- Wash decorative-pillow covers or take the pillows to a dry-cleaner if the covers are non-removable.
Unfortunately, such parts of furniture as arm rests and back cushions are typically not something you can throw into a washing machine. If your chair or couch is stained or dirty all-around, and not just on the seats, professional Maryland upholstery cleaning service might be necessary.
A professional upholstery cleaning service has many advantages. First of all, the hot-water extraction method we use, as well as commercial-grade cleaners and deodorizers will lead to a much more thorough cleaning than you could ever achieve with a vacuum cleaner, wet cloth and a bottle of Febreze. Even if your seat cushion covers are removable, washing them will only remove the surface stain. The rest of the stain will remain inside the seat cushion, which can be a problem if it’s smelly, sticky or easily transferable.
Second of all, as Eldersburg upholstery cleaning pros, we know which cleaning agents are safe for which upholstery fabrics. Some fabrics are more delicate than others, so a strategic approach to cleaning is necessary. Even leather, despite its tough look, can also be damaged with the wrong conditioners.
Want Kent Clean to take care of upholstery cleaning, so that you can focus on more important tasks? Give us a call or contact us online today!
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