An Upholstery Cleaning is More Important Than You Realise

How often do you have a professional come to your home or office and clean all your furniture?  If you’re like many, you may not even think about this until you have something stained, or until you’re ready to host a holiday dinner and want everything looking pristine.  It’s actually more important to have regular upholstery cleaning than you may realise; this can help your furniture to last longer and may even be important to your overall health.  It’s also good to have this done just to keep things looking their best.  Consider why a professional is the best choice and why you need to have this done regularly, for your furniture and for you.

What’s in Your Furniture

Even if you don’t allow animals to sit on the furniture and are careful about keeping your feet on the floor, your furniture will still absorb pounds of shed skin cells and perspiration every single year.  Mattresses can gain about one-third their own weight every ten years from skin cells, sweat and dust mites, and your furniture may not absorb as much but it still collects quite a bit of debris.  Dust mites love to nest inside the cloth of furniture of all sorts where they lay eggs, and where their excrement builds up.  Neglecting regular upholstery cleaning allows these elements to build up in your furniture which is very unhygienic.

Keeping it Maintained

Having your furniture cleaned professionally on a regular basis helps to keep it maintained.  When the upholstery gets crushed from body weight or from absorbing dirt and sweat, this detracts from its appearance and even its value, and the longer you ignore this problem the harder it is to correct.  When you have it cleaned regularly, this will pull up the skin cells, sweat, dust mites, and other irritants that are buried deep in the furniture so that it’s always cleaner, and easier to keep clean.  If you have older furniture you want to keep it in pristine condition so that it retains its value, so having it cleaned regularly is part of this maintenance.

Trying to clean your furniture yourself is difficult; your vacuum cleaner is limited in what it can remove and the cover of furniture is typically so thick that you cannot pull up all the dust mites and other irritants buried deep in its structure.  A professional cleaner will typically use steam to loosen dirt and other irritants, and then stronger equipment to pull them out from the inside padding and springs.  They may also use cleansers that leave a germ-free surface behind, and which make your furniture smell fresh and new!  Professional upholstery cleaning is an investment in your furniture items and something that will keep everything in your home looking its best, and lasting for as long as possible as well.