Tips To Maintain Your Upholstery After Cleaning

November 24, 2022


Upholstered furniture, as tempting as it may look, can be rather difficult to clean and keep in excellent shape. Even if you take additional precautions, dirt, spills, and stains are inevitable — your upholstered furniture will always show signs of use.

Getting upholstery cleaned by a professional upholstery cleaning expert is essential to extend the life of your furniture and get the most out of your investment. It gives your house a new look and aids in the maintenance of a clean and healthy atmosphere.

However, once the professional cleaner has completed their work and left you with your furniture, it is your responsibility to maintain it.

Check out the suggestions below to keep your upholstery in good condition.

Investing In A Stain Protectant

Stains are most likely one of the most serious threats to the lifespan of your upholstered furniture. If your sofa is covered with stains, you may feel compelled to get rid of it before its functionality deteriorates.

Thus, investing in a stain protectant can extend the life of your furniture and offer you peace of mind while watching TV with your favourite snacks and beverages. Apply your stain protectant while cleaning your upholstery, so you can get two services done at once.

Get Rid Of Stains Right Away

Whatever you do to protect your upholstery, something will happen to it anyway, making upholstery cleaning absolutely necessary. An accident on your couch, chair, or automobile upholstery isn’t pleasant, whether it’s your youngster dropping a cup of milk or your cat coughing up a hairball. When anything spills on your upholstery or your pet has an accident, you should wipe it up right away so that it doesn’t entirely permeate into the fibres of your upholstery.

For liquids, gently press a dry cloth against the affected area. Do not rub, as this will cause the liquid to spread. When dealing with food, vomit, or feces, attempt to remove as much of the problem as possible before blotting the upholstery with a damp cloth.

Deep Clean Once A Year

While cleaning and stain treatment will help keep your upholstery looking new, you should do a deep clean with a steam cleaner once a year. A steam cleaner will help remove deeply ingrained dirt from your upholstery, leaving it as fresh and clean as possible.

If you do not have a steam cleaner, you should consider hiring a professional cleaner. Professional cleaners will have the necessary tools and chemicals to thoroughly clean your sofa and remove even the most persistent stains. You can also hire an expert for carpet cleaning.

Cover If Necessary

If your upholstered furniture or seats are starting to appear worn and a good cleaning hasn’t helped, it may be time to cover them up. Slipcovers are available in a range of colours and sizes, allowing you to pick something that will complement your décor. Slipcovers are also useful for people who have dogs that like to sleep on their furniture.

Resultantly, your slipcovers will come into contact with hair and dander, not your couch. These are also available in a number of styles, so you may choose one that suits you. Furthermore, if you spill something over it, the cover will be easy to clean.

Also Read: Common Mistakes Made When Cleaning Upholstery

Ensure Proper Ventilation

Having a strong air circulation system in your house can assist you in reducing odours and other air contaminants that your furniture might otherwise absorb. It also removes moisture, and while a little water will not harm your furniture, allowing it to sit for too long might dampen it and ruin the paint and wood.

Improving your interior’s ventilation can be as easy as opening the windows, operating exhaust fans, and directing a fan to an open window.

Vacuum Regularly

Regular vacuuming is a crucial part of upholstery cleaning and maintenance. Weekly vacuum your upholstered furniture to eliminate surface filth and keep dirt from becoming entrenched in the fibres. Always use a soft-bristled brush with an attachment to avoid snagging and tearing the cloth.

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