Most people do not know how to properly clean upholstery or how often they should be having their upholstery cleaned. When it comes to properly cleaning and maintaining upholstery or your home’s furniture, it is usually a combined effort by the homeowner and a professional cleaning services. To better understand how often and how to properly clean and maintain your home’s upholstery, Carpet Dry-Tech would like to share a few suggestions.
How Do You Clean a Fabric Surface?
When it comes to the care of your home’s upholstery, the homeowner is responsible for all of the surface cleaning. Surface cleaning involves keeping the surface vacuumed or wiped down and quickly tending to stains as soon as they occur. Depending on the type of upholstery you have, you will want to vacuum fabric based upholstery or wipe off leather and faux leather. However you will still want to remove the cushions and vacuum underneath them. You will want to be very thorough when cleaning the surface of your upholstery. When cleaning stains you will want them removed as soon as possible. The longer a stain sits on your upholstery, the harder it will be to remove. It is important to know that type of upholstery you have so that you clean the stain properly.
What Does a WS or W Code Mean on Upholstery?
Your upholstery should have a tag that will have a code on it. The code will help you know how to clean your upholstery properly, the codes are:
• W – Water Based Cleaner
• S -Solvent Based Cleaner
• W/S – Both Water and Solvent Based Cleaners Can Be Used
• X – Vacuum or Brush Clean Only. NO Water or Solvent Based Cleaner should be used
Once you locate the tag you will have a better idea of how to clean your upholstery. Make sure to use the right cleaning method to avoid damaging your upholstery. Lastly, you will want to do a surface cleaning about once a week or every two weeks depending on your household. With regular cleaning you can better maintain clean upholstery and extend the life of your furniture.
What is the Best Way to Deep Clean a Sofa?
Deep cleaning the upholstery involves using a steam machine and powerful vacuums to extract all of the dirt and other substances out of the upholstery. It is best to leave the deep cleaning to a professional. Not only are we equipped with all of the cleaners and tools to deep clean the upholstery, but we also know how each type of upholstery should be cleaned. We can remove stubborn stains, brighten the colors and ensure your upholstery is clean. Upholstery should be professionally cleaned about every six months to ensure the upholstery stays clean.
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With the efforts of the homeowner, combined with regular professional deep upholstery cleanings, you can extend the life of your upholstery. Not only will your furniture last longer it will be clean which will promote a healthier home. If you need your upholstery cleaned or need carpet cleaning and more, contact Carpet Dry-Tech and schedule our services today.