Of all the surfaces in your home that require routine, professional deep cleanings, your upholstery is the one that demands the most upkeep. Upholstered furniture typically doesn't get as much attention as it needs, but it should. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your upholstery as clean as possible in between your professional, deep cleanings:
- Become proactive with your vacuum cleaning - Without routine vacuum cleaning, dirt, germs, and pet hair soil your beautifully upholstered furniture before you know it. Regardless of the type of upholstery your furniture is made from, regular upkeep keeps it in the best condition possible between deep cleanings. Thorough, daily vacuum cleaning with a detachable brush to reach crevasses will help keep these pesky issues at bay.
- Spot check and treat spills daily - no matter how careful you are, spills happen. As long as they are treated immediately, you can typically avoid expensive cleaning for one spill. Everyday household products quickly get the job done. Mix one quart of warm water with a teaspoon of household vinegar, a teaspoon of ammonia and ¼ cup of liquid or powdered laundry detergent. Apply only enough to cover the spot, then allow it to soak the affected area and blot with a moist towel. Be sure to avoid the area until it is allowed to dry.
- Utilize protective solutions like slip covers and armrests - If spills are a common occurrence in your home, slipcovers and armrest covers are perfect for protecting the quality and life of your upholstery. Quickly tossed into the washer and dryer after use, these options are kid and traffic proof while keeping your upholstery protected every day.
- Toss throw pillows into the dryer - This quick and easy tip keeps your beautiful accent and throw pillows looking their best. Commonly, throw pillows, and accent pillows are ignored for concentrating solely on the furniture's cushions. A quick toss into the dryer not only quickly cleans them and eliminates dust, but also gets them to their bust, fluffy state!
These tips will help your furniture go longer between cleanings, but when you do need them professionally cleaned contact Gator Clean.