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5 Tips for Cleaning Upholstery

5 Tips for Cleaning Upholstery

The upholstery on your couch or sofa is probably one of the most loved places in your home! It is where you binge-watch all your favorite tv shows, visit with your friends and family, eat, drink and share a snack, and take an occasional afternoon nap. Your couches are where many of your favorite memories are made!

That being said, all that time on your sofa can lead to thousands of dead skin cells, crumbs, dirt, and bacteria. Just think about what happens when you fluff up the pillows or you sit down on a cushion and a plume of dust explodes into the air. Our couches, sofas, and recliners get a lot of our love and personal time that naturally leads to wear and tear. Cleaning and maintaining your upholstery on a consistent regular basis is the best method to extend the life of your upholstery.

If you love your upholstery and want to maintain the life of your pieces, apply these FIVE amazing tips!

Vacuum Regularly

Vacuuming seems pretty simple, but it goes a LONG way! Vacuuming your upholstery regularly will keep your sofa from having too much dirt and germs build up. You would be surprised about how much crumbs and dirt bury themselves in the cracks of your cushions. The friction of dirt on any beautiful fabric piece (or carpet) is equal to rubbing your furniture with sandpaper, and the damage being done is not reversible. Remember that regular vacuuming will keep your upholstery looking fresh.

Rotate and Fluff Your Cushions Often

The seat cushions on your couch are constantly being sat on, as is expected and wanted. Long term, this can cause "dents" in well used areas, defining your favorite spot. Rotating your couch cushions often will help to evenly distribute the plumpness of your seat and back cushions. No one can really relax on a lumpy couch!

Clean Up Spills Quickly

Spills happen way more than we wish they did, it is a part of life! The worst thing to do is let a spill sit on your upholstery for a long period of time. Once it soaks deep into your sofa, it will be almost impossible to remove! Treat spills quickly by keeping clean plain microfiber cloths nearby. Dab to absorb the spill, but do not rub! A quick spot treatment can prevent the spill from soaking in and permanently staining your couch.

Place Upholstery Away from the Sun's Rays

The sun is harsh and blinding. The sun's rays can sun-bleach the fabric of your couch, consequently ruining your upholstery quicker. To prevent this from happening, arrange your furniture in a way that your upholstery is not directly in the sun's rays, or use sun blocking curtains to minimize the sun's UV rays especially during the time of direct sun.

Find the Best Upholstery Cleaner

That being said, all that upkeep for your upholstery will go to waste if you do not get it deep cleaned! Zerorez® New Mexico Carpet Cleaning has the best carpet and upholstery cleaning in the Greater Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area! Our professional technicians use Zr Clean™, which is free of harsh chemicals, detergents, and soaps. Zr Clean™ is water that has been electrolyzed and oxidized. This element is applied with a low-pressure spray that loosens deeply embedded grime and dirt. Our cleaning process leaves behind No Residue®, which will keep your couch from soiling quicker. Click this link and schedule your appointment with Zerorez® New Mexico to professionally clean and remove any nasty substances hidden on your upholstered pieces (chair, couch, sofa or loveseat)! You will not be disappointed! Cleaning with Zerorez® will be the best thing you do for your upholstery!

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