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Adding Life To Your Furniture With Upholstery Cleaning


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In this post, you will learn about adding life to your furniture with upholstery cleaning. Read along to learn everything you need to know about what is right for you. 

Your furniture is a big investment in your home, and it’s important to keep it in good condition, which means the first step is keeping it clean. Regular spot cleaning is not enough to maintain your furniture, and that’s where professional upholstery cleaning services come in. 

Professional upholstery cleaning is similar to dry cleaning your clothing, preserving the material while protecting it against damage. It has many benefits beyond simple cleaning, however, and that’s what we’re getting into today. In this article, we’re going to delve into the reasons you should consider professional upholstery cleaning to keep your furniture looking its best longer. 

Let’s get into it, and discover all of the benefits that you can gain by adding life to your furniture with upholstery cleaning. 

Improving Air Quality And Health

Regular upholstery cleaning can add life to your furniture by reducing the presence of allergens in your home. Often, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens build up inside the fabric of your furniture. This gets kicked up into the air every time someone sits or lies down, causing more instances of allergic reactions for the people living in your home. Professional upholstery services can use antimicrobial cleaners to reduce these allergens, increasing the life of your furniture by avoiding unnecessary replacement. 

Deep Stains And Dirt

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Deep upholstery cleaning is also the most effective way to remove even the most deep-set dirt and stains from your furniture, often leaving it looking brand new. Often, you can combine upholstery cleaning services with regular carpet cleaning services to have both cleaning tasks done at the same time.  Not only can this save you time and money, but it can also save you from replacing your furniture sooner than you want to. 

This is especially important if you’ve experienced fire damage or water damage. Water will stay deep within the materials in your furniture, causing odor and worse, mold and mildew. Aside from causing irreparable damage to your furniture and resulting in it needing to be replaced, both mold and mildew have the potential to make your family very ill or even cause death if left untreated. A professional upholstery cleaning can get deep into the fabric and materials of your furniture to remove any moisture, odor, or deep staining. 


Regular upholstery cleaning can also improve the overall durability of your furniture, just as carpet cleaning creates a longer-lasting carpet. First and dust particles act like sandpaper, gradually wearing down and thinning the fabric until it leaves it looking faded and shabby. Keeping it clean removes those particles and keeps your furniture looking beautiful for a longer time. 

Why You Should Avoid DIY Upholstery Cleaning 

While it is tempting to try cleaning your upholstery yourself with home remedies, we don’t advise doing so for a few important reasons. 

If you intend to use a steam cleaner, there is a high chance of leaving moisture behind that can cause mold and mildew, not to mention if used to clean pet stains it can cause the proteins in urine will bind to the fibers in your furniture due to the heat, causing a worse stain and even more intense odor. 

Store-bought machines like Shop Vac’s don’t have the ability to remove water as effectively as a truck-mounted water extraction machine has and will leave water behind. Professional Upholstery cleaners can assess the needs of your furniture to keep from doing damage to it while knowing the proper tools and cleaners needed to clean your furniture effectively and with minimal risk of more staining, mold, or mildew. 

Some machines used to clean upholstery at home can also cause heat damage to your furniture, damaging the fibers in the fabrics that can cause bald spots to form. Steam cleaners are particularly notorious for heat damaging your upholstery, as well as leaving moisture. Rental and store-bought machines also fail to remove dirt effectively and can even grind the dirt, allergens, and pet dander further into your furniture, making it harder to remove later. 

The cleaners used are also a factor in possible damage to your upholstery. Man-made and natural fibers all react differently to chemicals contained in these cleaners, and selecting the wrong one could damage your furniture irreparably. Chemical cleaners can cause everything from deep stains to burn marks on your furniture. Not to mention, you run the risk of accidental damage to your carpeting as well, a costly repair or replacement. Professional cleaning services will be prepared with the right cleaners for the job, along with the proper equipment to use those cleaners safely and effectively. 

In Conclusion

When considering ways to clean your furniture, it could seem like a more cost-efficient option to do it yourself rather than hire a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning service, but the risks often outweigh the benefits. Attempting to clean your furniture yourself could end up costing you far more in repairs or replacements for your furniture than the cost of hiring professionals like Carter’s Carpet Restoration of Placerville, CA. Your best bet is hiring a professional cleaning service to aid in adding life to your furniture using upholstery cleaning!   


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