Many people never think twice about having their furniture cleaned, that is unless something gets spilled on it. But, it is far more important than you think to have your furniture cleaned. Not only will it help keep it looking better for longer, but it will also prevent the fibers from breaking down and causing you to replace it earlier than planned. If you aren’t sure when to have your furniture cleaned, here are three key factors you can use to make an informed decision.
Length of time between cleanings.
The first thing to consider is when you last had your furniture cleaned. For those who never had their furniture cleaned, there is no time like the present to do so. Regular maintenance and spot cleaning can only do so much. You should have a professional come in and deep clean everything once every 18-24 months, if not sooner.
The amount of use your furniture gets.
Next, you want to stop and think about how much you use your furniture. Upholstered furniture will collect ample amounts of dust and dirt just by sitting on it during the course of the day. If there is upholstery in the eating area, that piece of furniture will end up far dirtier than what you could ever imagine.
How the furniture is being used.
While furniture in a formal dining room that is only used once every few months might not need to be cleaned that often, that isn’t the case for a sofa in your living room or child’s play area. Still, you will have to clean your formal dining room furniture at some point down the line. There is no way to prevent soiling from happening. Airborne particles are everywhere. You cannot get away from them. The smell of food cooking in the air travels throughout your home. That same smell can end up affecting everything in your home and sticking to the furniture. Before you know it, your furniture will have a weird odor and discoloration.
You need to turn to a furniture cleaning company who is well-trained and certified in upholstery cleaning. By taking the time to have your upholstery cleaned, you can extend the life of your piece and save a significant amount of money in the process.