Over time, the upholstery in your home can begin to look dull and stained. In fact, if it’s been a while since you last had your furniture cleaned, you might be surprised by just how dirty it has actually become.
Dust, pet dander and oils from our skin can build up on the surface, leaving upholstery looking dingy. Professional upholstery cleaning can be a great solution to bring the appearance of your furniture back, as well as offering several other benefits. Here are four advantages to professional upholstery cleaning that you may not have considered.
Extends the life of your furniture
As with any item you invest in, the more care you give it, the longer it will last. The same can be said of your furniture, which can be expensive to replace. The longer contaminants stay on your furniture, the harder it can be to remove them and the more likely it is that they’ll break down the fibres of the furniture. Regular upholstery cleaning can keep them looking great for longer and prevent staining and damage from ruining the appearance. With a professional handling the job, you can also ensure that protectants are added to prolong the condition even further.
Minimises odours in your home
Upholstery can absorb smells over time which can leave your furniture emitting unpleasant odours. It’s not just pets that cause this issue – cigarette smoke, cooking and other smells can get trapped in the fibres of the upholstery. Many household products simply mask these smells with fragrance. But the odours will just return shortly after, leaving the issue unresolved. Professional upholstery cleaning removes them from the fabric entirely, leaving the item and your home smelling much fresher for a much longer time.
Fresher air quality
If you or a member of your family suffers with allergies, your furniture can be a trigger. This is because dust and other allergens can be trapped in the fibres, which then get pushed back into the air when the furniture is sat on or moved. And if you have pets, this can be an even bigger problem, with hair and dander getting lodged between the fibres.
A professional cleaner will use tools and cleaning products that can reach deeper into the fabric to remove these contaminants, along with dirt and grime, to keep the air cleaner and to minimise an allergy attack. This is particularly beneficial in the warmer months when allergies can be a problem for so many people.
Less damage to your furniture
Cleaners that you can buy in the supermarket can be too harsh for certain fabrics and this can lead to more damage if they’re not used correctly. So, when you’re dealing with expensive items like sofas, it’s important to approach with caution so as not to cause any issues. Professional upholstery cleaning services ensures that the job will be carried out properly, as the cleaning operatives will have the necessary expertise and knowledge to use the right products to clean thoroughly without causing further damage.
How often you get your upholstery cleaned depends on how often you use the item and whether or not you have children or pets, as this can lead to the appearance deteriorating quicker. It’s a good idea to maintain a regular schedule though to protect the fabric of your furniture, so a professional clean every six months can help to maintain the upholstery for the long term. Investing in a professional service can wind up being more cost-effective than buying cheaper cleaning products that won’t do an effective job and could even damage the fabric. If you would like more information on our upholstery cleaning services, contact our team today. We have extensive experience in professional cleaning, from carpets and rugs to curtains and sofas, so we’re well equipped to help you with your upholstery cleaning needs.