Top Mistakes People Make When Cleaning Upholstery

From drenching the upholstery to scrubbing too hard, there are many mistakes people make when cleaning stains and spots from their furniture. There’s a right way and a wrong way to handle upholstery cleaning, and one thing’s for sure: the pros do it right!

From couches to love seats to dining room chairs, upholstery of all materials and patterns will get exposed to dirt, stains, and wear and tear each and every day. In addition, these fabrics tend to trap dust particles and airborne pollutants that will trigger asthma or allergy symptoms. Just like carpet cleaning, it’s a good idea to clean your upholstery once or twice a year to protect the feel, look, and performance of your furniture, as well as your health.

Many people make the mistake of thinking they can just clean their own upholstery, but this isn’t wise. Damage to delicate fabrics is easy to do, especially if you use commercial cleaning agents or even plain water. This can make the dye bleed and ruin your beautiful piece of furniture. An occasional deep clean by a pro will remove stains and dust, extend your furniture’s lifespan, and prevent fading.

What Not to Do For Upholstery Cleaning in Detroit

As we said, it’s best to let the upholstery cleaning professionals handle this delicate task, but here are things to avoid if you insist on doing it yourself.

1.    Drenching the Upholstery

Excess liquid leaves watermarks and damages upholstery. This is why you need to use as little liquid as you can when you clean any kind of fabric. Professionals use steam clean technology that gets rid of stains without drenching everything in the water and harsh cleaning agents.

2.    Scrubbing at Stains

It’s easy to panic when your child spills grape juice on the sofa, but don’t start scrubbing at the spot furiously. Rubbing too hard will only push the stain deeper inside the fabric, spreading it outside the original boundary. Instead, dab gently to absorb excess liquid, then clean it equally as gently.

3.    Using Harsh Upholstery Cleaning Solutions

Upholstered fabric can be very sensitive to cleaning formulas, so do your homework before you spray something onto your couch. If you do this in haste, you could bleach the fabric, leave residues and cause moisture marks. Always do a spot test on one obscure area of the fabric first. If you don’t see adverse effects, move on to the rest of the fabric in confidence.

The first step to ensuring stains will not set into your furniture is to enlist the help of professional carpet cleaners in Michigan.

Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services For Upholstery Cleaning

It’s smart to leave your upholstery cleaning to the pros, where we can get the job done quickly, safely, and effectively. For upholstery cleaning in New Hudson, MI or surrounding areas, contact us at (248) 491-3088.

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