Upholstery is a major part of your home environment, which is why it’s important to keep it clean. Dirt and sand acts as an abrasive to your delicate upholstered fabrics, causing cuts in the fibers which results in premature aging and wear.
Professional Upholstery Cleaning by Caravan Rugs
Regular professional cleanings is an important step in maintaining your upholstery. Upholstered furniture should be cleaned once every 18 to 24 months to cut down on allergens and germs. We know just what cleaning solutions to use for your delicate upholstered fabrics and how much to use. We can efficiently get out stubborn spots and stains.
Deep cleaning can effectively and economically extend the life of your upholstery by removing contaminants such as dust, mites, pollen and cigarette smoke, which will improve your indoor air quality.
To help protect your furniture from future spills and pet accidents, we can also apply our Maxim Advanced® Carpet Protector. Maxim® Protector is safe for use on upholstery made from most cotton, nylon, polyester and blends of these fibers. It works by forming an invisible barrier on furniture fabric fibers, which keeps dirt and stains on the surface, giving you more time to clean them up. It leaves no unpleasant odor. It is completely safe for your family and your pets.
Daily Tips to Keep Your Upholstery Clean
Even though professional cleaning is occasionally necessary, daily care of your upholstery is most important. Similar to carpeting, the main way of maintaining your upholstery is vacuuming it at least once a week. Regular vacuuming will reduce the amount of dust and dirt that settles into your upholstery. You can deodorize your upholstery by sprinkling a little baking soda on it, letting it sit for a few hours or overnight then vacuuming it up completely.
Another important step in maintaining your upholstery is getting spills up immediately. Blot spills up with paper towels or a clean washcloth. Work from the outside in to keep spills from spreading. Typically, a mixture of a colorless, mild, vegetable oil based dish-washing liquid and warm water will work on most fabrics for spot cleaning (we always recommend using Club Soda). Start out by testing on a small area before cleaning a larger area. Check the label on your furniture to make sure you can use water to spot clean.
Extend the Life of Your Upholstered Furniture
Contact Caravan Rugs today and we’d be happy to talk with your more about the importance of periodic upholstery cleaning. We can also give you tips to keep your upholstery clean on a daily basis. Call (919) 782-2673 or contact us online