The carpet isn’t the only place in your home that can end up becoming dirty or stained. Our couches and chairs are just as susceptible to dirt and stains. Almost more so because we spend so much time on the couches and chairs in our homes. Between ourselves, children, and pets, most of the dirt and grime from our homes end up on our furniture. Science shows that over 80% of the dirt that comes into our homes ends up in our couches. That’s fairly disgusting when you think about it.
The amount of dirt and grime that builds up in our carpet can break it down and make it not last as long as it should. That dirt and grime will do the same thing to your upholstery. Regular cleanings by professionals will extend the life of your furniture. That dirt that gets trapped in your carpet that triggers illness and allergies will do the same thing when trapped in your couch. Having your upholstery professionally cleaned will make you and your family healthier and make your home smell better as well.
Small cleaning tools and spot removers can help you in a pinch. If you spill red sauce or red wine on your couch, that can’t wait until the professional cleaner shows up. Same thing if your pet or kid has an accident on the couch. You would have to take some steps to remove as much of the stain as you could. But once you do that, make an appointment to bring in the pros. That stain will have seeped into the cushions of your furniture. At-home spot treatments can’t get that far into a cushion. Professionals can and will remove all lingering traces of the spot, both on and below the surface.
Contact us to learn more about our specials and packages. We can also answer any questions you may have about your specific needs and can develop a quote for your service.
For answers to common questions, see our upholstery cleaning FAQs below.
What about removing old stains? Is that something you can do?
You don’t want to wait or put off stain removal on any surface. The longer it is there, the harder it becomes to remove. Our professionals aren’t scared of a challenge and will work as hard as we can to remove old and hard-to-clean spots. But age will make the task more labor intensive and the results might not be as good.
I tried to clean a stain myself but it didn’t all come out. Is that something you can help with?
Professional cleaners can absolutely work with a situation like this. There are some stains that you must work to remove as soon as they happen (pet accidents, red wine, etc.) but depending on what cleaning products you have at home, you might not be able to remove the entire stain. Do you best, and then schedule an appointment to have us take care of the rest. Use Google to find natural stain removing remedies so you don’t use a chemical cleaning agent that could make the stain permanent.
You can’t wash upholstery or cushions like you can other fabrics. And lots of water can ruin those cushions. How do you clean these things without harming them?
Professionals have cleaning equipment that can use water or steam to penetrate into your upholstery so all dirt, debris, and germs are removed. These machines are calibrated to not soak or damage your cushions. They use just enough liquid/steam/cleaning solution to clean the cushions and dry quickly. Spots are also spot treated before we start so we use as little liquid as possible.
How often should a person clean their upholstery?
Just like with your carpet, you should vacuum your couches and other upholstered items frequently. If you can, vacuum it every time you vacuum your home. If that is too time consuming, try to fit it in once per month. Just like with your home, allergens and dirt build up in your cushions. To be as healthy as possible, you want to clean those out of your carpet and cushions. Contact a professional to come in at least once per year for a state of the art professional cleaning. They can clean your upholstery when they clean your carpet. Twice per year would be preferable.
Is it expensive to get your upholstery cleaned?
To get an exact price, contact us for a quote. How much our services will cost depends on many factors. How many pieces that are being cleaned and how dirty or stained the pieces are factor into the price for our service to you. Obviously smaller and less stained pieces will cost less than larger areas that need heavier cleaning techniques.