How Often Should I Have My Upholstery Cleaned?

How Often Should I Have My Upholstery Cleaned_
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Your carpets may cover more square feet of your home but we bet you spend more time sitting on your sofa! While you may have your carpets professionally cleaned, for some reason many people seem to overlook their upholstery. Can you remember when you last had your sofa cleaned? You know, the one that you sit on every evening and share with your pooch? No, we thought not.

Sofas, armchairs, pouffes and other upholstered furniture are subjected every day to dust, spillages, oils, allergens, and a host of other things. If you found that you couldn’t remember when your upholstered furniture was last cleaned then maybe it’s about time you went ahead and got it cleaned. Regular cleaning can help prolong the life of your upholstered furniture provided it’s not over-cleaned because this could damage it. So you’re probably thinking “well how often should I get it cleaned then?”

Surface cleaning

Just like your carpet, your upholstery should be regularly vacuumed too, so next time you get out your vacuum don’t forget your favourite sofa! Vacuuming it on a regular basis between cleaning is essential in order to keep it free from pet hair, dust, dirt, and allergens. Simple surface cleaning like this goes a long way to keeping your upholstery as dirt free as possible and maintains it too. It’s also important to vacuum your upholstery thoroughly before any deep cleaning is undertaken.

Deep cleaning

How often you should get your upholstery cleaned is a tricky question really because it depends on various factors. For example, if it’s in a family room and gets used a lot, or you have children or pets, then it’s probable that it gets dirty quite quickly, and may require more frequent deep cleaning. As a rule of thumb, professional deep cleaning of your upholstery should be carried out once or twice every couple of years; unless of course your furniture gets abused by children and pets on a regular basis, you notice a musty smell, or the manufacturer recommends more frequent cleaning.

Regular vacuuming and spot removal is a task you can do for yourself but deep cleaning your upholstery is best done by a professional. Why? One reason is that different fabrics require different cleaning products and different methods of cleaning. We’ll know which products and methods to use for the best results and without damaging your upholstery. Get this wrong and you could end up with permanent damage to your upholstery.

If your upholstery is long overdue a clean then give Carpet Cleaning Kings a call on 1300 7000 75 to make a booking. Who knows, you could also win a trip to Boracay for July 2019. Feeling lucky?

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