Upholstery is a significant part of your home and very essential to maintain. Most of the upholstered furniture uses fabric or leather covering. These materials can easily catch dirt from the surrounding air or fade if exposed too much to the sun. If you have kids living with you, taking care of the upholstered furniture can become even more difficult as kids tend to stain the fabric. Below are some useful cleaning tips to keep your upholstery as good as new.
It is normal for fabric on upholstered furniture to catch dust from the air. To keep your upholstery clean, it is important vacuum it regularly. Excess dust and grime can create stains on the fabric and if in case, there is a water spill, the dust will settle even more deeply and will be very difficult to remove.
Fix a schedule to vacuum your upholstery. You can do it after every seven days or fortnightly. If you have a schedule, you will tend to follow it. With no fixed schedule, you may not realize the time lapse before your next vacuum cleaning session. It may be after weeks or even months.
In Case of Spills
If there is a fresh spill on your upholstery, do not let it sink into the fabric. Immediately get a dry white cloth and blot as much of the liquid as you can to prevent the stain from spreading. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the cloth over the spill as it will make the spill seep deeper into the fabric. You can then use a dry cloth and water or a stain remover to clean the stain out of the fabric.
Professional Cleaning Services
You can also call in a professional cleaning service if the type of fabric you have on your upholstery is sensitive and difficult to clean. Fabrics of different kinds need to be treated differently in case of stains. Cleaning services will send expert workers who have the required supplies to clean your upholstery without damaging it.
If you have leather upholstery, then try keeping it away from the sun. Too much exposure to the sun can dry and crack the leather. For stains, you can dab a cloth dipped in alcohol over the stain and rub it gently until the stain is gone.
Finally, take preventive measures like keeping foods, pets and moisture away from your upholstery. This will prevent any mishaps that may damage your upholstery.