Make Your Upholstered Furniture Last With These Simple Tips

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During the summer months, we are bombarded with sale after sale after sale.  Many people find themselves updating their home with the purchase of new furniture.  Purchasing can be quite the investment and when you spend that kind of money, you’re going to want to make it last as long as possible.  Good thing for you is there are a few simple tips on how to make your upholstered furniture last.

Vacuum Upholstered Furniture Regularly

Vacuuming can be a chore but it makes all the difference in making your furniture look better and last longer.  Depending on the use of the furniture- family room use vs. a formal sitting area, will help determine how often you should be vacuuming your upholstered furniture.  Vacuuming will help to remove, dust, dirt, and crumbs of movie days past.   Follow these simple steps and you’ll be done in no time:

1.  Start be removing the cushions and pillows of the sofas and chairs.

2.  Using a handheld vacuum or a hand-held attachment from your vacuum, clean under the seat cushions and alongside the base of the sofa or chair.  Make sure to take extra time getting in the cracks and crevices of the upholstery,

3.  Once you have the base of the couch nice and clean, finish off with vacuuming the cushions using one of the tools listed in step number two.

**Bonus Tip: When placing the cushions back on the couch, rotate if possible.  Some cushions get more use than others and rotating them can help extend the life of a particular cushion.

Annual Upholstery Cleaning

Annual upholstery cleaning by a professional cleaning company, like AmeriClean, can help to protect your investment and save you money in the long run.  When your upholstery is professionally cleaned, we remove dirt, dander, and allergens that reside on your furniture. In addition to removing the hidden dirt and allergens, our cleaning process also removes the spots and spills that gather over time.

Have Scotchgard Applied

Now that your furniture’s appearance has been renewed, help keep it looking great by having a high quality fabric protector applied. Our protector helps your fabric fend off every day spills, dirt, and odors. Having Scotchgard applied to your upholstered furniture has many benefits; including:  protecting from stains, resist soiling, prevent staining, and help to keep the furniture cleaner longer.

Clean Up Mess Immedietly

Most messes are easier to clean when they are new and are still a spot not a stain.  When cleaning a spill on your upholstered furniture, make sure to blot liquid spills with a dry, white absorbent cloth or a non-printed paper towel.  According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, you should never scrub the area.  “Scrubbing can cause pile distortion in the affected area.  Work your way from the outside ring of the spill to the center to avoid bleeding by continuously blotting with a clean rag or towel (change to a dry rag or towel as needed).   They have a great spot cleaning guide listed on their website where you can type in the spill and they provide you with a step-by-step guide for cleaning and removing that particular spill.  Check it out below:

The Carpet and Rug Institute Spot Solver


About AmeriClean, Inc.

AmeriClean, Inc was established in 1986 by Bob Eriks in a small warehouse as a provider of Fire Damage Restoration for Northwest Indiana.  Fast forward to today and AmeriClean’s services include CarpetUpholsteryAir Duct,  Area RugCeramic Tile Cleaning; as well as: Water Damage RestorationFire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation.  With 30 years of experience, AmeriClean, Inc. is now a leading name in residential and commercial properties for cleaning and restoration needs.  For more information, visit our website or call 800.654.9101.

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