To keep your furniture clean, it’s necessary to conduct routine maintenance, including periodic upholstery cleaning by a certified technician every one to two years. Furniture and fabric manufacturers recommend that consumers not wait until severe soiling occurs before cleaning because the greater the soiling, the less the likelihood of restoring the fabric’s original color, appearance and texture, and the greater adverse effect on indoor environmental quality. Regular cleaning by a trained, certified professional can help restore your upholstery’s appearance, extend its life, and keeping it looking “like new.”
But in the mantime, certified professionals can offer simple suggestions to maintain a clean and healthful environment. These tips often include:
- Control soil by using arm caps and rotating seat cushions frequently to prolong life and appearance of areas prone to wear and tear.
- Remove dry soil by vacuuming and, depending on the fabric, brushing to remove dust and soil particles.
Increased cleaning may be required when fabric is subjected to heavy use, or when it is located in homes occupied with persons with allergies or respiratory sensitivity.