Upholstery Cleaning: Why Sprays Are Just Not Enough

If your upholstered furniture is starting to smell a bit funky, your first thought may be to reach for the Febreze. But while refresher sprays such as this one can help cover light odors once in a while, they shouldn’t be a substitute for thorough cleaning.

It’s best to get your couches, recliners, and curtains professionally cleaned by a company that specializes in upholstery cleaning in Metro Detroit. If you do it yourself, you risk damaging the fabrics. And if you keep using refresher sprays, eventually the odor will overpower the room and build up. Here’s why you need upholstery cleaning once a year.

Upholstery Cleaning Rids Your Furniture of “Fake” Smells

Overuse of refreshing sprays can lead to an overpowering artificial smell that will eventually start to smell worse than the original offender. Using fabric refreshing solutions should only be a temporary fix, or the musty, dirty smell will eventually return.

Upholstery Cleaning Gets to the Source

By getting to the root of the problem with professional upholstery cleaning, you can eliminate the offending odor and start fresh. Sprays won’t eliminate the odor source! A professional upholstery cleaner in Detroit will vacuum, steam, and clean all your furniture to extract the debris that has been causing the nasty odors.

At the same time, they can look for and remove mold in your upholstery that got there from spills that were never properly cleaned up.  

Upholstery Cleaning Helps With Allergies

Just like regular carpet cleaning gets rid of the triggers that cause allergies and asthma, so too does upholstery cleaning. Dust and mold are two of the most common allergens in your house, and upholstery cleaning companies can remove these substances so they don’t get out of control.

Another thing that triggers allergies is the frequent use of fabric sprays, so this is another reason to steer clear of them. Symptoms of allergic reactions to dust include wheezing, sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Upholstery Cleaning Extends the Life of Your Upholstery

The soft fabrics of upholstery act as sponges for dead skin cells, grime, mold and microscopic particles. Refreshing sprays won’t remove stains or dust. However, even regular vacuuming can help, so add this to your weekly chore list. The best way to ensure your upholstery is as clean as it can be is to hire an upholstery cleaning company at least once a year.

Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services

Now that you know the importance of regular upholstery cleaning, schedule your appointment when you call us at (248) 491-3088. We would be happy to give you a free quote and explain our upholstery cleaning process.

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