Keeping upholstery Clean!

16 December 2014

Upholstery cleaning is important especially if you want to prolong the life of your soft furnishings and not have to keep footing the cost of replacement. In order to keep homes looking fresh and smelling fresh it’s important that people attempt upholstery cleaning regularly.

Upholstery cleaning benefits!

Upholstery cleaning benefits everybody; home makers can prolong the longevity of their furnishings and help to reduce expenditure with home improvements.
Landlords can benefit especially landlords who rent out fully furnished or part furnished accommodation or even those who rent out properties that are carpeted; regular cleaning will help to maintain the look and appearance of the property and is best performed at the end of a tenancy so that the home is fresh and clean for new tenants.
Cleaning upholstery can offer it a new lease of life and in some instances the results are so dramatic it really changes the whole appearance and look of the item of furniture. If you are a new home maker and family and friends have offered some donations to help you start up, you may wish to get those items freshly cleaned to make them appear new, its cheap way of getting a great look!

DIY Upholstery cleaning, YES OR NO?

With specific products available nowadays you can achieve impressive results by attempting to upholstery clean your soft furnishings at home. It’s important that you take care of what you do because certain products are not suitable for certain types of fabric so always read the label.

Another way to DIY clean upholstery is to do it the eco-friendly way with a steam cleaner. This does not require detergents and is usually suitable for all kinds of surfaces, textures and fabrics but the only downfall to this is that they can be pricey and if you do not intend on using the device often, it may not be worth the purchase.

 TIP/ Steam cleaners tend to use less moisture therefore the drying time is going to be much quicker, with any upholstery cleaning method, it’s better to allow the fabric the completely dry out otherwise it is likely to attract dirt and appear dirty again, if you want fast results it’s better to steam clean but you do not have to go out and buy a steam cleaner, you could hire one or hire professional steam cleaners instead.

Do pro’s do it better?

Professional upholstery cleaners are effective cleaners mainly due to the fact they do have all the necessary tools and detergents available.
 Most upholster cleaners tend to use steam cleaning methods these days as they are the more effective way to clean fabric, it uses heat and  steam and little moisture. This combination can help to lift even the toughest of stains as well as eliminate all bacteria and nasty smells and the drying out time is super fast.

Professional cleaners also have the added benefit of being trained and they can use their specially taught technique to get the best results. Technique is very important for effectiveness and when the upholstery clean is performed in a technical manner by the professional the results are evident and most people are impressed.
For more information and knowing where to find upholstery cleaners, look on line to see what is available in your local area and if the company has a social networking page its worth taking a look at the reviews to see how others rate them.

TIP, QUICK FIX!

Mop up accidental spills with a little washing powder as when they strike, first blot and soak up spills, give a little wash and rinse and dry thoroughly. This works a treat as a temporary measure!

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