Keep your Upholstery Clean

The upholstery is often neglected when we clean our homes. Even though we will pay professionals to clean our tiles and carpet cleaners north shore, we tend to forget about our upholstery. Include the upholstery in any cleaning to ensure a clean environment.

Your upholstery, like your carpet, acts as a filter to remove airborne allergens. Your couches and recliners trap what your carpet doesn’t capture. This is why you might still have allergy symptoms, even after a professional carpet cleaner has cleaned your carpet. Every time you get on to your upholstery, those allergens will be re-circulated throughout the house.

Not only are dust particles trapped in your upholstery but also bacteria, dust mites and various microscopic pests love to nest in your upholstery. These organisms are attracted to your couch. Next time you are relaxing on the couch watching a movie or snack, consider what’s underneath.

What can you do then? Your upholstery should be kept clean. The next question would ask you how. It is also much easier than what you might think. Vacuuming upholstery on a consistent basis is the best way to keep it clean. Most vacuums come equipped with upholstery attachments. Use them. If you are able to vacuum your upholstery twice a month, you can avoid many of the problems that may result from unclean furniture.

After vacuuming your upholstery you should also dust any traffic areas. Yes, your upholstery contains traffic areas. These would include the armrests and headrests. These areas are those that hold your body parts for the longest period of time. These areas are prone to accumulating body oils and preventing soils from getting swept away. This can cause staining.

All you need for damp dust removal is a clean, dry towel and a simple solution. Make the solution by mixing 1/4 cup of warm liquid soap with 1 cup of water. Use a towel to dip in the solution. Then, wring out the towel as much water as possible. The towel can be used to wipe down any furniture that is in high traffic areas.

If you are able to make a habit out of cleaning your upholstery at least once a week, you can avoid the need for expensive restorative cleaning. If you wait for furniture to become dirty before you clean them, it is often too late. Also, upholstery should be cleaned by professionals once every two year. This will renew your furniture’s appearance and preserve its beauty for many years.

Carpet cleaning is not the same as upholstery cleaning. It is vital to clean the upholstery and carpet from allergens and microscopic parasites. This will ensure that your home is clean and healthy.
Carpet Cleaners North Shore
119 Fiddens Wharf Rd, Killara NSW 2071
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