Which Upholstery Fabrics Need Professional Cleaning?
Upholstered furniture in our homes can see a lot of use. Take the couch, for instance, we tend to use our couch daily for television watching, relaxing, napping, reading, catching up with friends, or snuggling with loved ones. This very loved very used piece of furniture over time becomes home for many different types of soil, allergens, and germs.
It is important to keep upholstered furniture clean. The best way to ensure furniture is clean is with a professional upholstery cleaning. What fabrics should be deep cleaned? The answer is unless you have a plastic blow up couch or grandma’s clear plastic slip cover, you should be getting your upholstered furniture professionally cleaned at least once a year. If you have furry animal members that are allowed to find a comfy spot on the furniture you will want to have it cleaned more frequently, about every 4 to 6 months.
Between professional upholstery cleanings it is advised that homeowners take measures for routine care at home to keep your upholstery in its best shape possible. This includes vacuuming weekly, spot and stain cleaning as soon as spills occur or are noticed, and reading the care label on the furniture for any further care instructions. It is very important to read the care instruction tag before doing any spot or stain removal to ensure the fabric is not ruined. Some upholstery is not great with water and others may require special cleaning solvents.
These fabrics are the most commonly found on upholstered furniture and should get a professional upholstery cleaning on a regular basis:
- Cotton, polyester, linen, wool, chenille, chintz,rayon,nylon,microfiber, and suede.
There are some high end fabrics that should only be professionally cleaned as they are very delicate and you do not want to risk cleaning them yourself and ruining the fabric:
- Haitian cotton, jacquard, mohair silk, damask, and velvet
Before you hire just any cleaner you will want to ask about the company’s experience and cleaning technique. Let them know what type of fabric you are looking to have cleaned and ask if their cleaning process will be the best for your particular piece of furniture. In addition you will want to ask about their training process, price quotes, and written satisfaction guarantee.
For the best in upholstery care give All Kleen a call. We have been in the carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning business for over 30 years. Make an appointment online today.