The Top 5 Things You Can Do For Your Upholstery

Cleaning furniture is a chore that is often accompanied by reluctance and complaint. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be an agonizing chore any longer! We’ve got some simple routines and tips to brighten your home and to make upholstery cleaning less of a headache.

Upholstery can look dull and discoloured overtime. This is usually because when dust, dirt, and crumbs aren’t cleaned off, they make their way through the fibers on the cushions, through the seams, and corners, making the fabric look dull over time. What’s even worse is when a spill occurs, it leaves behind unsightly stains.

Vacuum Regularly

Vacuuming is your best line of defense for dust and dirt from settling in. It’s also a step for maintaining the condition of your upholstery in top condition. Vacuum weekly using the upholstery attachment to get the best possible results.

In case of any food spills, vacuuming will suck away all the loose particles so you can get a better understanding of the stain and how to best tackle it. The sooner the spill is tackled, the higher the chance it won’t settle in.

Quick At-Home Tips

Imagine this scenario: A spill occurs on your sofa and you need to act quickly. There’s no time to get it cleaned professionally. What do you do?

Luckily, there are items in your kitchen you can use to whip up a solution (yes, pun intended, see below) in no time. First, begin by blotting the stain to absorb as much liquid or grease as you can. Rubbing will only make things worse because it can spread the stain and allow it to settle. Clean with a white cloth to prevent any dyes from transferring onto the upholstery.

For grease stains, generously sprinkle cornstarch (baby powder works too) and let it sit on the stain for a few hours. By the time you vacuum it, the stain should have disappeared.

Mix up a solution

Instinct might suggest mixing dish soap with water and applying that to the stain. Be warned, however, that not all upholstery can be cleaned with solvents and/ or liquids.

If the upholstered material can handle it, a mixture of water, dish soap and vinegar can help. Using excessive water will leave behind watermarks and if it’s not dried properly, it could even lead to mildew or mold growth.

When you’ve whipped up the mixture with ample bubbles, scoop out only the bubbles and spread them over the area that needs cleaning. The bubbles help you control how much liquid is used while using the carbonation from the dish soap and vinegar to clean the stains.



Professional Carpet Cleaning

Regular cleanings will add years to the life of your upholstered furniture. Professional upholstery cleaning can freshen and brighten up your furniture with a thorough cleaning. Furniture is a big investment in any home, so it makes sense to clean it regularly to maintain it in the best possible condition.

While many carpet cleaning services will refuse to work with difficult materials such as wool, silk, and velvet, our technicians receive in-depth training and have mastered the techniques to clean all types of fabrics, even leather!

We use our proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process to provide your upholstery with a deep cleaning by lifting dirt, dust, and allergens to the surface so it can be easily removed. With this method, furniture resists re-soiling and greatly reduces the chance for mold or mildew growth.

We use The Natural™, the same all-natural, green-certified cleaning solution that we use for carpet and area rug cleanings. Rest assured that our process is non-toxic and safe to use around children, pets, nursing mothers, and those with breathing problems such as asthma.

We spend a great deal of time indoors, especially during the colder months, so having carpets and upholstery cleaned professionally is important for maintaining a healthy home.

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