How long since you’ve had that beloved couch, love seat, or chair cleaned? If you’re anything like most people with a family, you spend a lot of time in the furniture’s upholstery, yet you spend very little time cleaning it (if there is). It is recommended to clean your furniture every one-three months, depending on the amount of dust and dirt that accumulates from your daily usage. Be sure to pay attention to the Arm & Headrest areas of your furniture as they are where oils form come from skin and hair build-up.
For upholstery cleaning your vacuum, as well as most commercial shampoos and cleaners, should be suitable. Check the manufacturer’s upholstered fabric or furniture label or tag to confirm. Be cautious when using excessive amounts of water in order to avoid damage or wear and tear on your upholstery. By reducing drying time, you reduce the likelihood of the growth of bacteria taking place. Utilize the power of a fan, or even open up a window to speed up drying times when is necessary.