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04/12/2017
We’ve talked about the reasons why you should hire a professional carpet cleaner to do your carpets for you. An expert like Utah County Cleanpro will remove any set stains and leave your carpets looking like new. Did you know they also work with upholstery? If you look around your home, you’ll find there’s plenty of material to work with. You want your carpets and upholstery to last for a long time and maintain their good looks, which is why you should take care of them. On this occasion, we will talk about caring for your upholstery in Provo.

Preventing Damage

Part of taking care of your upholstery is preventing any damage from happening to it. Here are a few preventative measures you should be considering:
  • Vacuums aren’t just made for carpets. You know those attachments they come equipped with? They are can prolong your furniture’s life, so you should use them. Vacuum your soft furnishings with the upholstery attachments once a week. As for the tricky areas that gather more dirt, such as creases, fabric folds, and tufted areas, the angle-tipped attachment is perfect.
  • You should take your cushions and beat them by hand at least once a month. You will be preventing dust from setting into the fibers, which can make them look dirty and affect your health. When you take your cushions back inside, flip and rotate them just as you would a mattress. Give them a chance to wear out evenly.
  • Follow the “not eating in the living room” rule. It’s so tempting to just lay on the couch with a bowl of chips in one hand and a refreshing drink in the other, but you run the risk of leaving grease or liquid stains on your furniture. If it already happened, a professional upholstery cleaner like Utah County Cleanpro can fix that for you.
  • Pets are wonderful companions. Unfortunately, they are messy companions too. They can damage your furniture with their claws. You should have your pets house-trained so they don’t climb on the furniture or do their business in the house. Accidents are bound to happen with pets, but they can be reduced with proper training.
  • Avoid placing your furniture under direct sunlight for long periods. Modern fabrics are very resistant to fading, but even so their colors can fade.
  • Schedule a professional upholstery cleaning once a year. For your convenience, you can do so when you’re scheduling your carpet cleaning in Provo. Utah County Cleanpro offers both services. You can call them at (801) 884-8762 to book both of your appointments. Don’t forget to follow these steps to prepare for the cleaner’s visit.

Caring for Fabric Upholstery

  • The first thing you should do after a spill is treat it quickly before it has time to set. Don’t rub it, you’ll only make the stain spread. Instead, you should use a clean white cloth or a paper towel and blot the area. Work from the outside of the spill towards the center. This will help avoid a stain ring from forming. Just blot, blot, and blot until it dries.
  • Use cool water to blot out resistant spills. Never use hot water, it will only make the stains set.
  • Don’t use any cleaning solvents to remove stains, only water.
  • To remove wax or gum, you need to freeze it. Use a small plastic bag of ice until the wax or gum hardens. Next, gently chip away the dry substance. Blot the area with a damp, clean white cloth to remove any stain left behind.
  • Use a stiff bristle brush to gently brush pile fabrics if you need to remove small stains or give the fabric its original appearance. Be gentle, don’t rub or use excessive force when you brush.

Caring For Leather

  • Enemy number one of leather upholstery? Dust. Dust can make it wear prematurely and crack. Simply use a dry cloth to wipe away the dust and vacuum using the right attachments. You don’t need to use any dust-cleaning products on leather, they will surely damage it and leave a stain.
  • Don’t let spills turn into stains. Immediately after they happen, blot them dry with a clean, dry cloth.
  • You can remove water-based stains by using a damp white cloth. Don’t try it with oil-based stains though.
  • Don’t worry too much about stains, some of them will blend into the leather over time, becoming a part of it and giving it more character.
  • To remove wax or gum, follow the same procedure as you would with fabric.

Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning in Provo

Remember that both your upholstery and carpets need to be professionally cleaned once a year. When that time arrives, you should call Utah County Cleanpro at (801) 884-8762 to schedule your cleaning appointment in Provo.

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