What To Know About Upholstery Cleaning

Upholstery cleaning is something many people don’t even think about. Yet, we come in contact with our upholstery every day. Upholstery cleaning is important if we want our furniture to last and stay in great condition for years to come. Here is some information about upholstery cleaning you may not have known! 

What is Upholstery Cleaning and How Does it Work?

Upholstery is the fabric that covers your furniture. Cleaning the fabric on your furniture regularly will allow it to stay looking brand new. 

When a professional comes in to clean your upholstery they will take note of any tears or damage on the fabrics. They will then vacuum, deep clean, rinse and dry the upholstery. Some pieces of furniture may call for steam cleaning which is the method usually used on carpets and rugs. It is important to leave the deep upholstery cleaning to the professionals since we have the correct equipment that will not ruin your furniture. 

How Often Should You Have Your Upholstery Cleaned?

The answer to this question can vary based on the household. If you have kids and pets that are constantly on the furniture or if you work an outside job that has you tracking dust and dirt back into your home, it is recommended to have your upholstery cleaned twice a year. If these are not the cases for your household and you have less commotion around your upholstery, having it cleaned once a year or every 18 months is recommended. 

How You Can Keep Up With Your Upholstery

There are some things you can do to keep up with your upholstery cleaning

  1. Vacuum weekly to keep dust and dirt from settling into your furniture. 
  2. Keep your furniture out of direct sunlight to avoid colors fading. 
  3. Keep pets off the furniture as often as possible. The dirt and oils from your pets will get into the fabric. 
  4. Rotate your cushions often so they wear evenly on both sides. 
  5. Keep food away from your furniture to avoid a spill. 
  6. Don’t overwash removal fabric covers as the color will fade over time with too many washes. 

Upholstery Cleaning Services in Boston, MA

Upholstery cleaning is usually best when left to professionals. Roy’s Carpet Cleaning has the best equipment to get the job done perfectly while keeping your fabrics safe from damage. If you live in the Greater Boston Area, Roy’s Carpet Cleaning would love to assist in your upholstery cleaning. We offer reliable and dependable services and you can always count on us! Contact us today to schedule an appointment or for more information!