Upholstered furniture such as sofas, sectionals, armchairs and ottomans can be expensive items to purchase. They are also a major factor in the appearance of your home, and you want them to look their best. Regular care on your part, and occasional cleaning by a professional, will keep them looking good for a long time.
Know your fabrics and the manufacturer’s recommended care. If the fabric is not stain-resistant, consider having the piece sprayed with Scotchgard™ or a similar treatment. Regular care involves weekly vacuuming, including under the cushions. Clean up any spills quickly, blotting with a clean cloth until all the moisture is gone. For sticky foods, clean off what you can, allow it to dry, and then attempt to brush off the dried material. Spot cleaning may be necessary, but be careful; this can cause the cleaned area to look different (lighter or darker) from the surrounding area. Test an inconspicuous spot first, and consider having the entire piece cleaned instead.
If large areas of the item are soiled, it’s time for a professional cleaning. A reputable and trusted carpet and upholstery cleaner such as Healthy Living Carpet Care will do a better job than you can do with a rented cleaner, which will be time-consuming and difficult and will take longer to dry. They will pre-treat any problem spots first, and then a they will choose the proper cleaning and rinsing system to clean the fabric material on your furniture. The moisture and dirt will be extracted under pressure, and the upholstery is typically dry to the touch usually within one to two hours .
Call Healthy Living Carpet Care & Restoration of Kitchener, Ontario today at 519-648-3640, or toll-free 1-888-698-6906, and arrange to have your furniture cleaned by the pros. Check out all their other cleaning services, such as carpets and areas rugs, at www.healthylivingcarpetcare.ca.