In the modern age of style, luxury and comfort, upholstered furniture can be quite in demand because of the fine look it adds to a home. Investing in gorgeous looking upholstery such as a lounge suite or sofa can be quite expensive, hence keeping it in good condition is important to every homeowner. If not maintained well, an expensive piece of upholstery may end up looking saggy and faded in no time.
Put down together are our easy maintenance tips to help your upholstered furniture last longer.
- Choose the right fabric
When choosing your upholstered furniture, it’s important to choose one with the right material. A wrong material will have you battling with frequent stains and snags. The fabric of your upholstery is the part that is likely to show all wear and stains. It’s preferable to choose synthetic fabric materials for upholstery as this material makes maintenance easier especially if you have pets around.
- Vacuum regularly
Vacuum upholstered furniture on a regular basis. This will not only help keep your upholstery clean but will also eliminate dust and dirt from your home. You could also use a soft brush to lightly dust upholstered furniture and cushions. This prevents dust particles from being embedded in upholstery corners. Make sure the bristles of the brush are soft or it may damage your furniture.
- Use a fabric protector
The fabrics of most upholstery are usually protected with mildew inhibitors during the manufacturing process. In events of a spillage, it’s best to get them treated immediately. Additional fabric protectors may also be added to upholstered furniture so that spills are easily repelled in events of mishaps. But do keep in mind; any quick fix to the fabric of the upholstery is not a substitute for a professional cleaning process. At some point, call a professional upholstery cleaning company for a thorough check.
- Spot clean
Sometimes, upholstery may get damaged in cases of a spillage. In such situations, blot out the spills immediately with a clean towel. Avoid rubbing the area, as it will only exacerbate the problem. If the stains are too severe, call a professional upholstery cleaning company.
- Turn the cushions
If your upholstery has loose cushions this simple hack may come in handy. Turning over the cushions every once in a while helps prolong the life of your upholstery. The wear and tear of a cushion is evenly distributed, thus avoiding indentations right away. If you find your cushions becoming sloppy, open them up from the back and fill in some additional padded material.
- Remove odours
If you have pets at home, it’s common to have your upholstery smelling like your pet. Upholstery absorbs smell quickly, hence its best advised to keep pets off upholstered furniture or get them a dedicated cushion.
- Avoid sunlight and pollutants
Position your upholstery such that it is away from direct sunlight as it may cause the fabric to fade. If positioning away from direct sunlight isn’t an option, try using filters or sheers on windows to keep direct rays of the sun away from your upholstered furniture.
- Treat upholstery right
Avoid eating on upholstery to prevent accidental spills and food stains. Do not let children climb on your upholstery with dirty hands or footwear. A little care goes a long way!
- Call a professional
Every once in a while have your upholstered furniture cleaned by professionals. Sometimes even well-worn furniture needs a refresh. It’s recommended to have your upholstery cleaned at least once a year by a professional.
At Classique Chem-Dry,
- we use a process called Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) to deep clean upholstery. This technique lifts the dirt from upholstered furniture and dries it quickly.
- we also use different cleaning processes for different upholstery as different fabrics need to be treated differently.
These were our easy maintenance tips to help you keep your upholstery looking good, fresh and clean all day. For yearly cleaning or in events of mishaps on your upholstery call Classique Chem-Dry. We are a professional cleaning company dealing with all kinds of upholstery cleaning. Our special cleaning techniques will give your upholstery a brand new finish.
Call Classique Chem-Dry on 1800 213 006 and get a free quote!