Tags on new products are unsightly and sometimes get in the way. There is an age old joke about mattress tags and the legality of removing them.We joke around about the importance of tags on certain items. When comes to your upholstery those tags are worth hanging onto.
Upholstery tags usually come with very important detailed cleaning information. These instruction tags let the owner know exactly what is in the fabric covering the furniture and the best way to care for it. The best way to keep your furniture in its best shape is to use it in the manner for which it was designed and to clean it properly depending upon the type of upholstery that is on it.
Of course regular vacuuming of furniture is a great way to care for it, but what happens when you have a spill? You will want to know the best spot cleaning method for the particular fabric on your furniture and the easiest way to find this out is by reading the instruction tag attached to the piece. Some fabrics are easy to clean with a bit of mild dish soap and warm water while others should never get wet if you can avoid it. You don’t want to ruin the fabric because you used the wrong cleaning agent and end up shopping for a slipcover or a new piece of furniture.
When you look at the tag it will probably seem a bit cryptic with symbols and abbreviations that may be confusing. So how do you make sense of these? How do you decode them so that you can care for you furniture properly? Here is a quick guide to decoding upholstery tags:
W- water based detergent is the best agent to get rid of most stains
S- water based cleaning products should be avoided
WS- water based cleaning agents and dry cleaning solvents are both safe to use
X- all at home stain cleaning methods should be avoided; call in the help of a professional upholstery cleaner for all stain removal
In addition to regular vacuuming and the correct spot treatment care you will want to have your upholstery professionally cleaned at least once a year. Over time dirt and body oils build up in the fabric on your furniture and it needs to be deep cleaned to get keep it in top shape.
All Kleen can help you give your upholstery the love it needs. Make an appointment online today.