Your home is a place for family, friends, and guests to gather and enjoy. The furniture there deserves as much love and care as any part of your home. Cleaning your upholstery regularly is one of the best ways to keep your home fresh, safe, and inviting.
Items that should have their upholstery cleaned regularly include couches and sofas, chairs, foot rests, chaises, cushioned dining chairs, and outdoor furniture. Taking the time and money to have these professionally cleaned can seem daunting, but there are some very good reasons to invest in keeping your upholstery clean.
The natural build up of dirt, dust, and dead skin cells will leave your furniture looking crusty and saggy. Oil and debris from human skin and spills will cause material to become sticky and gross. Cleaning your upholstery will liven up the fabric, remove stains, prevent fading, and maintain the appearance of your furniture, making it a fresh and pleasant element in your home.
Furniture adds up to be some of the most costly elements in your home. They are also some of the most used. Overtime, they collect dirt and debris which acts as sandpaper embedded in the fabric, gradually wearing down the fibers. Regularly cleaning your upholstery will increase the expected life-span by removing the damaging debris in the fabric. It is a much preferred alternative to buying new furniture when lack of care causes your current furniture to wear out.
In a busy, productive home, there are many things that cause upholstery to adopt unpleasant smells. Sweat, skin oil, spilled food, and even cooking smells have a way of making their way into the living room furniture. These odors are disturbing and persisting. Upholstery cleaning removes these built up odors, which can dramatically improve the freshness of your home, and even the overall air quality.
4. Mold, Bugs, and Bacteria
As disgusting as it might be to think about, your upholstery is the perfect place for mold, bugs, and bacteria to accumulate. Crumbs in the cushion crevices attract ants and other hungry insects. Spills and humidity can leave warm, moist places for mold and bacteria to grow. Fleas and ticks find a perfect home in the padding of your furniture. Regularly cleaning your upholstery will stop these home invaders in their tracks.
As mentioned, some disturbing things can find their way into the upholstery of your home. Some can even pose a threat to your family’s health. Bacteria, allergens, and other harmful substances can be removed by having your upholstery cleaned, protecting your family from illness, compromised immune systems, and low air quality.
What to Avoid and What to Do Instead
We encourage you to avoid home and DIY methods for cleaning your upholstery. Vinegar and dish soap mixtures often result in leftover moisture in the fabric which leads to mold, mildew, staining, and fading. Home vacuums can only scrape the surface, and even store bought cleaning machines do not have the power that professional grade upholstery cleaning machines do. Professional upholstery cleaners have the tools and knowledge to prevent any damage to your furniture, and the treatments to maintain texture, color, and cushion quality.
The Galaxy's Finest Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning is guaranteed to provide you with the highest quality service at the best rates in the business. We provide solutions to keep your furniture always fresh and inviting. Check out our current deals to get a great price on upholstery cleaning today!