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How to Care for Upholstered Furniture

How to Care for Upholstered Furniture

The upholstery on your sofas, couches, and sectionals take a lot of hits! They get spilled on, they wear out on high contact areas, and are a development place for all kinds of bacteria. Even the more durable fabrics, like microfiber, are not immune to wear and tear. No worries, though! Finding spills on the fabric and popcorn in the cushions of your couches are totally normal. However, If not taken care of properly, your brand new couch will start to look old and worn before you've had it for too long. If you have kids, pets, or even guests, maintaining your upholstery can be a challenge. It might require a little more effort, but these following tips will help you keep your upholstered furniture in tip-top shape!

Tips for Taking Care of Upholstery

1- Vacuum Upholstered Furniture Regularly

Dust, crumbs, and all sorts of germs build-up on your couches every day. To keep your cushions from absorbing all that filth, vacuum your upholstery cushions regularly. Vacuuming your couch cushions regularly will help prevent the dirt and gunk from getting buried into the fibers of your upholstery as fast as it normally would.

2- Clean Up Messes and Spills Immediately

We get it; spills happen! Keep white washcloths accessible nearby so that you can treat the spill as soon as it takes place. Immediately absorb spills (do not rub) with a washcloth. Using a white washcloth would be best because other colors and designs can transfer to the fabric). Quick spot treatment can prevent it from soaking in too deep and creating a stain. In the long run, handling spills right away will keep your upholstery cleaner.

3- Rotate and Fluff Couch Cushions

Frequent rotating or flipping of your couch cushions help evenly distribute the plumpness of your upholstery's seats and back cushions. Rotating cushions can also help prevent wear in areas that receive a lot of contact and help avoid dreaded dents. No one wants to relax on a couch that sinks in and is worn out on the place where everyone sits. After rotating your cushions, do not forget to fluff!

4- Avoid the Sun's Rays

The sun's harsh rays can sun-bleach the fabric and ruin your sofa. A simple way to avoid this would be to position your upholstery away from direct sunlight.

5- Find the Best Upholstery Cleaner

Because of the wide variety of upholstery, your sofa will require some investigation before you throw on the first couch cleaner you see. Knowing what kind of upholstery cleaner to use can be pretty tricky. Many cleaners have harsh chemicals that often make stains look worse than before. These harsh chemicals can leave a harmful residue on the fabric, discolor the material, or ruin your furniture entirely.

The Best Upholstery Cleaner

If you do not know how to clean a couch, you can rely on the finest upholstery cleaning in Las Vegas! Our expert upholstery cleaning technicians here at Zerorez® use Powered Water®, which is free of harsh chemicals. Powered Water® is a powerful cleaning agent that is perfectly safe for your couch! Our cleaning professionals can ensure that your furniture looks its best so that you do not have to worry about it. There is nothing quite like the feeling of having your upholstery cleaner than it was before!


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