There is nothing quite like bringing home a piece of new furniture to spruce up your home’s look. Whether it is a new sofa, chair, or foot stool, new furniture makes an outdated room look new again. To keep that new sofa or chair always looking its best, there are four tips you should follow when it comes to upholstery cleaning.
Clean Spills Immediately
While it is impossible to keep spills from happening, it is important to clean them up as soon as they happen. If spills are allowed to sit for too long, they will become a stain. Dried in stains are much harder to clean and can take a professional to remove them in some cases.
Read Your Furniture’s Care Instructions
This goes hand in hand with cleaning spills. Depending on the type of fabrics used on your furniture, you need to be very careful when cleaning them. Some fabrics can be damaged quite easily – even by simple water. By reading the care instructions first, you can save yourself a lot of disappointment later.
Limit Pet Access
For some this will simply not be possible. If your pet is part of your family, then most likely it is sharing the sofa with you. While pets are cute and loveable, they can be messy. If it is possible to limit your pet’s time on your furniture, your furniture’s upholstery will thank you.
Perhaps, you could remove access during the day while you are at work, so they can still cozy up to you in the evenings. This could go a long way to increasing the life of your furniture.
Have Your Upholstery Cleaning Done Professionally
It is always a good idea to have your furniture’s upholstery cleaned professionally every year or so. If you do have pets that join you on the sofa, you might want to consider having pet sitting areas cleaned every six months.
A professional upholstery cleaning will keep your furniture looking its best for years to come. At Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care our team has the training to keep your upholstery clean year round.
So, give us a call today and learn how your furniture can look as good as the day you bought it.