Although dirt, dust, and stains cannot be 100% avoided, we know from our 46 years of experience that there are many precautions you can take to protect your upholstery and keep as much as possible away from stains.
Even if you have not stopped to think carefully about the best maintenance you can give to your sofa or upholstered chairs, surely when you bought it or were given it as a gift you wanted it to last as long as possible. That’s why in this post, we will share with you what you all need to know to keep your upholstery as far away as possible from dirt, spills, and other damages.
Vacuuming is the first and most obvious tip but one that we often forget to apply to our upholstery! At least once twice a week it is important to vacuum upholstered furniture to help remove dirt and dust and prevent it from accumulating on the furniture. Don’t forget to vacuum all corners and lift the cushions to vacuum underneath!
If you have pets, we recommend you collect your furry friend’s hair manually to help remove as much hair as possible before vacuuming.
In case you have a more delicate material, before performing any cleaning method, consult it with a professional upholstery cleaner.
Spot clean spills immediately
Don’t let spills sit on your upholstery for too long, or they may become permanent stains.
The best thing to do in the event of a spill is to take a clean white towel and blot to absorb as much of the stain as you can. In case you want to use spot cleaners it is best to test them on an inconspicuous part of your upholstery to make sure that no unexpected reactions happen.
At Aero Carpet Services LTD we always encourage our customers to call us immediately in the event of a stain and we will happily assist you with best practices.
Pre-treat your upholstery with Teflon
Teflon treatment is one of the smartest decisions to make if your goal is to avoid permanent stains on your upholstery. Be aware that the purpose of Teflon is to prevent spills and stains from easily penetrating your upholstery. However, it will not prevent them from becoming permanent stains if you do not act quickly.
It is recommended that all your upholstery pieces are treated with Teflon to ensure maximum protection is being applied. At Aero Carpet Services LTD we can help you! We can pre-treat your upholstery with Telfon either after a general cleaning or as a unique service! We promise it will be worth it!
Be mindful of where you place your upholstery
If you have just bought or have been given a very valuable piece of upholstery that you only want for decorative purposes the last thing you want to do is place it in a high-traffic area or in places where it is exposed to:
- Sun damage
- Dye damage
- Water damage
- Smoke damage
All of the above-mentioned damages are avoidable if we place our furniture in the right place and we are aware of how each damage affects the fabric of your precious upholstery.
If the upholstery you are trying to protect is intended for regular use as a living room sofa, it is advisable to use protectors, especially if you have children or pets. And that doesn’t mean your home has to lose style! There are many types of upholstery covers to choose from and there is sure to be one that will meet your needs.
Professional upholstery cleaning
If you’ve followed all our recommendations for a long period, your upholstery will probably and luckily remain stain free, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need a deep clean to treat the fibres and remove any dirt and bacteria that may have built up. So whether it’s been 12-18 months since your last professional cleaning or if you notice your upholstery starting to look worn or dingy, it is time to call our professional upholstery cleaners.
At Aero Carpet Services LTD we have the most experienced technicians in the industry, with between 10 and 35 years of experience cleaning upholstery, carpets, and area rugs. Whatever cleaning service you need, we have you covered! Just give us a call at (604) 321-7440 or ask us for a free estimate to start revitalizing your home or business today.
After reading this post, we hope you’ve learned that protecting your upholstery doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With a few simple steps, you can keep your upholstery looking like new for many years to come. So don’t neglect this important part of your home and take the time to protect it today.