When You Should Hire an Upholstery Cleaning Company
Most homeowners like keeping their upholstery clean but without spending much money and effort. You would be surprised by how many upholstery cleaning companies around your local area are, so before spending your free time cleaning, make a simple call and ask for a free estimate. However, if you are “do it yourself” lover, in this blog post, we will give you some simple recommendations about how to clean your upholstery and what the best products to use are.
If you haven’t realized, every upholstery piece has a label under it that shows how it needs to be cleaned, here is a simple explanation of the code used:
W or WS = clean with a water-based cleaner
S = dry cleaning solution, do not use water (we recommend professional cleaning for S upholstery because dry-cleaning solutions typically contain toxic chemicals).
X = professional cleaning only
Before you use a chemical product on the upholstery, try it on a small corner, then let it sit for a couple of minutes to see if it discolored it. If it didn’t, then apply it all over the upholstery. However, for a perfect upholstery cleaning, first remove the cushions, vacuum the surfaces and use a soft brush to remove any debris or dirt from it. Then use a specific product for upholstery if very dirty or just a solution of hot water and soap if you are doing a regular cleaning.
To extend the life of your upholstery, make sure you clean them every 18 months or more frequently, and vacuum them every 2 weeks. Treat stains right away, don’t let them dry, or they will be very difficult to remove, although you can always hire an upholstery cleaning company for that purpose.
If you are looking for a professional upholstery cleaning company in the area of Suffolk, VA, we are just what you are looking for! The Carpet Medic is a professional company, so feel free to call us at (757) 650-7737.