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  • How to Maintain Your Upholstery Between Professional Cleanings

     

    Hey there! We all love our comfy sofas and chairs, but they can get pretty dirty between professional cleanings. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are some simple tips to keep your upholstery looking fresh and clean until your next professional cleaning. Let’s dive in!

    Regular Vacuuming is Key

    Regular vacuuming is the easiest way to keep your upholstery clean. Dust and dirt can settle into the fabric, making it look dull and worn. Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to gently remove surface dust and debris. Aim to vacuum your furniture at least once a week, or more often if you have pets or kids.

    Tackle Spills Immediately

    Accidents happen, but quick action can prevent stains. Blot spills with a clean, dry cloth to absorb as much liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing, as this can push the spill deeper into the fabric. For tougher stains, use a mild soap solution and gently dab the area. Always test any cleaning solution on an inconspicuous spot first.

    Use Slipcovers and Throws

    Slipcovers and throws are not just for decoration; they protect your upholstery from dirt and wear. They are easy to remove and wash, making them a practical choice for busy households. Choose machine-washable fabrics for easy maintenance.

    Rotate Cushions Regularly

    Rotating your cushions helps to distribute wear evenly, keeping them looking fresh longer. Fluff and rotate your cushions weekly to prevent sagging and indentations. This simple habit can extend the life of your furniture significantly.

    Keep Pets Off the Furniture

    We love our furry friends, but they can be tough on upholstery. Keep pets off the furniture or use designated pet blankets to protect the fabric. Regularly groom your pets to reduce shedding and vacuum the areas where they like to relax.

    Avoid Direct Sunlight

    Direct sunlight can fade and weaken upholstery fabric over time. Position your furniture away from windows or use curtains and blinds to protect it from UV rays. This will help keep your upholstery looking vibrant and new.

    Professional Cleaning Schedule

    Even with the best care, your upholstery will benefit from professional cleaning every 12-18 months. Professionals have the tools and expertise to deep clean your furniture, removing embedded dirt and allergens. Regular professional cleanings will keep your upholstery in top condition.

    Call or text us at 403 348 9840 for more information, advice or to make a booking.