Your Upholstery Needs Quality Care

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Your Upholstery Needs Quality Care

Your Upholstery Needs Quality Care

Did you know that the indoor air space can be even 5 times more polluted compared to the outdoors? Those coughs and sniffles that you have while in the household which suddenly “end” once you step out are a pointer to the allergen concentration that is in the space. Dust, pollen blown into the house by wind, pet fur and dander, pollutants like volatile organic compounds, to smoke particles for households with persons who use cigarettes – they all contribute to reducing the indoor air quality. With all the time spent indoors, particular attention should be paid to the cleanliness standard of the different surfaces and upholsteries. Let’s delve into different factors that come into focus when dealing with upholstery cleaning. 

  • Vacuuming 

There’s a reason why virtually every furniture and upholstery manufacturer tells the buyers of their items to vacuum frequently. Those gritty dirt particles that are accumulating in the unit cause the material to wear down, reducing its lifespan. However, with the vacuuming being done on a regular basis – such as once or twice a week for the soft furniture, this reduces the rate of build-up of loose debris in the structure, warding off the deterioration. While it is important, vacuuming alone is not enough to properly clean the items. Deep upholstery cleaning will need to be scheduled, to get rid of the gunk that has adhered to the material. 

  • Upholstery type

When the upholstery cleaning is being carried out, you want to be certain that the methods used are safe for the material itself. There are different kinds of upholsteries, from leather that is durable and easy to maintain, but very sensitive to the pH of the formulations that are used on it; polyester that comes in different colours and a higher stain and abrasion resistance than conventional fabrics, and where care needs the taken when regulating the temperatures of the extraction processes used during the cleaning; the petroleum-based olefin whose resistance to fading and water adds to its durability but where oil-based stains can be quite problematic to remove; rayon that mimics the comfort of natural fibres but is prone to wrinkling; wool which has been used for upholstered furniture for ages and whose insulating properties make it comfortable despite the seasonal weather fluctuations; acetate that imitates silk and has a high resistance to humidity and piling but can easily get stained – each has its specific cleaning requirements. For instance, with delicate materials like silk, wet cleaning methods can damage the upholstery, and they are usually dry-cleaned. On the other hand, water that is typically used for most cleaning tasks can easily create water stains on leather units. They also need regular conditioning to restore the oils that were lost over time. Cotton, acrylic, linen, velvet, jute and chenille – the list of materials is long, some can be cleaned with water-based formulations, others solvent-based chemicals, while there are those where dry cleaning is the only permissible method. 

One of the mistakes that is usually made during DIY upholstery cleaning is working with the wrong chemicals. This can lead to issues like the dyes bleeding out, the material itself getting corded, or stains setting deeper into the fabric. You don’t want your furnishings getting ruined in the process. Spending hours researching the right cleaning agent to use is also not how you want to spend your free time. Leave the task to a professional company, where the crew already have the skills needed for handling the task, working with formulations that break down the dirt and stains without affecting the structural integrity of the material, to get you the desired results and protect your furniture. 

Working with potent chemicals that release toxic fumes into the indoor space puts the health of the household members at risk. Getting harsh chemicals in a bid to tackle the stubborn stains that are on the upholstery, but in the process end up polluting the immediate environment and even surrounding water sources when the waste products are disposed of is not a path you want to take. Fortunately, technological advances in the industry have led to the development of products that are eco-friendly. These come with the power needed to break down the dirt and stains, while still being safe for the occupants of the building, as well as the biodiversity around the premises. 

All-Round Upholstery Cleaning

We work on the different kinds of upholstered furniture, from the living room chairs and single, double-, or triple-seater sofas to dining chairs. Our personnel are well-versed with the diverse range of natural and synthetic upholsteries, using the appropriate method that is in line with your particular set. Even other furnishings like mattresses, carpets and area rugs can be included in the process to give you a wholesome package that leaves the premises all freshened up. 

The extraction gear used during the upholstery cleaning ensures that no residue remains in the material. That way you won’t have to worry about fast resoiling, with the furnishings remaining cleaner for longer. Moreover, the products used are safe for application around kids and pets. We also put in place the required safety measures to seal off the area being worked on to avoid messes being made by other persons on the premises, such as in commercial establishments where extra care needs to be made to protect the staff and customers accessing the facility. 

With us, you’re dealing with a team that has been providing the upholstery cleaning services for years, and thus come with the experience needed to tackle the different dirt problems within a fraction of the time that one would take had it been a DIY project. All this is done without putting a strain on your wallet, given the affordable pricing of our services. Our friendly team will also bring to your attention factors in the premises that may be putting your upholstered furniture at risk, as well as give you advice on measures that you can take to protect your sets for the long haul.

Your Upholstery Needs Quality Care

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