The downside of having big, comfy furniture is that it is going to get used. Whether it’s your kicking back after a long day of work, the dogs or cats claiming it for their own or the kids jumping up to escape the floor turning into lava, your furniture will not side empty for long.
And with regular use comes dirt and other pollutants finding their way to your furniture. While we all know things like spilled soda or wine should be cleaned immediately before the stain could set. However, you also need to be wary of non-visible stains. Things like dust, pet dander, and ground-in grime can damage your furniture.
That’s why it’s a great idea to bring some professionals for a deep cleaning of your upholstery. A deep cleaning not only brings back the original look of your upholstery, it can also prolong its life.
How to tell if its time for an upholstery cleaning
There are a ton of ways to tell that it’s time to have your upholstery cleaned. Maybe the easiest way to know is if you can’t remember the last time your furniture was cleaned, now is the time. But there are some more pressing ways to know, as well.
If your furniture is sporting visible stains, that’s a sign that it’s time for a cleaning. Rubbing stains can make them worse, and if they’ve been around for a while, those old family remedies aren’t going to do much. If your furniture smells, that’s also a pretty good sign the furniture is begging for a cleaning.
Those are pretty obvious ones. A less obvious way to see if it’s time for a cleaning is if you are experiencing an increase in allergen symptoms. Whether it’s spring and you are leaving your windows open more, or you’re just plopping down in the clothes you were wearing outside, pollen can sneak inside quite easily and really disrupt your home comfort. The best way to rid your home of that pollen is a deep cleaning.
Another thing to look for is if your furniture looks aged. Continued exposure to light, along with regular use, will wear out the upholstery. While you can’t de-age a piece of furniture, a solid cleaning will at least keep it looking brand new.
How often should I get my upholstery cleaned?
There is a thin line to find when it comes to cleaning upholstered furniture. Couches, chairs, and other pieces of furniture absorb oils, dusts, spillages, and allergens on a daily basis. Regular cleanings can help extend the life of your furniture, but over-cleaning it can cause damage. So, how often should you clean?
Like your carpet, your upholstery should be regularly vacuumed between deep cleanings. Such a surface cleaning can go a long way in maintaining the upholstery and keeping it as dirt-free as possible. It also helps when you do have your furniture deep cleaned.
Typically, you’re going to want to get your upholstery cleaned once or twice every two years. It could be more frequent if you notice a musty smell or that particular piece is a favorite of the kids or pets, who tend to track in more dirt. Some manufacturers will also recommend more frequent cleanings, so that’s something to look out for.
Routine vacuuming and spot cleaning are recommended do-it-yourself tasks, but cleaning the upholstery is best left to the professionals. We know the different fabrics and which cleaning method is best to clean each one.
At Quam’s Carpet Cleaning, out, our machines heat the water 250 degrees for a deeper cleaning, which also helps furniture dry within 24 hours. In addition, we use biodegradable upholstery cleaner and are careful to keep the rest of your home as clean as when we arrived.
What sets Quam’s apart when it comes to upholstery cleaning is our flexibility. Our upholstery cleaning machines are portable, meaning we can clean furniture in high-rise buildings, apartment buildings, hotels, or larger buildings without dragging hundreds of feet of hose.
This means we can accommodate both residential and commercial buildings. Whether it’s 20 stories up, or in the heart of an airport, Quam’s Carpet Cleaning can reach and clean your furniture.
Is it time to give the furniture in your home a good cleaning? Set up an appointment with Quam’s Carpet Cleaning today by calling 360-513-6627.