Upholstered furniture is one of the things that make your house look like a home. The colorful fabrics and the varied materials give a unique and personalized feel. Whether you reupholstered your own furniture to make it fit your style, or purchased the perfect chairs, couches, and ottomans, these pieces of furniture are beautiful and often hard to replace.

That’s why keeping them in good condition is so important. Vacuuming them frequently, especially if you have pets, is an important chore, as is spot-cleaning whenever a stain appears. Treating stains promptly and with the right kind of cleaner will help you have the best chance of getting them out.

But in the end, if you want your furniture to have a long lifespan, it’s actually a good idea to have your upholstery professionally cleaned whether or not you manage to get that pesky stain out.

It’s About Really Being Cleanupholstery

Scrubbing stains out with a rag and dish soap might remove the surface level of the stain, but sometimes it can just grind the residue of the food, liquid, or dirt further into the fabric. Additionally, there are lots of things that can collect in the soft fabric of your chairs and sofas without you even knowing–such as allergens, bacteria, dust, grit, and tons of pet hair. For these items, vacuums and damp cloths only scratch the surface of the problem.

Most particles floating through the air in your home tend to collect in the carpets and on your fabric furnishings. For the sake of family members with allergies and the overall cleanliness of your home, it’s a good idea to get things really clean as we move into one of the dirtiest seasons of the year.

It’s About Longevity

People today don’t tend to take as good care of what they own, and consider a lot of possessions to be disposable. You might hear people say, “They just don’t make them like they used to.” But good furniture doesn’t have to be that way. Nice wing-backed chairs, plush sofas, and even the upholstery on your dining room chairs can have their lives extended through proper care.

Dirt, grime, and grease collect in the fabric of upholstered furniture and are rubbed into it over time. The grit starts to wear away at the fibers in the material, breaking it down and causing premature wear. If not regularly cleaned before this happens, the damage is likely to become permanent.

Generally, furniture manufacturers recommend professional cleanings every 2-4 years, and more frequently in homes with kids or pets. Next time you have a difficult stain or need a regular cleaning, Call Royal Carpet Cleaning to keep your upholstery clean, fresh, and beautiful for years to come.