Tips for Taking Care of Upholstery
Your couch has been there for you for as long as you can remember. It has provided you with hours of entertainment and relaxation, supported you through countless amounts of naps, and been there for you during deep talks and tv show binge-watching.
But what happens when upholstery starts to show its age? Upholstery can be prone to bacteria or germs, which means that over time, your couch (aka your best friend), will begin to wear. How exactly do you take care of your upholstered furniture after all these years together?! Pay attention to these five best tips for maintaining the life of your upholstery.
1- Vacuum Upholstered Furniture Often
Without regular vacuuming, dust and hair will inevitably accumulate on your upholstery. Vacuuming sucks up surface-level dirt from the fabric of your upholstered furniture. This not only makes for a more comfortable seat but also extends the life and preserves the cleanliness of the upholstery itself.
2- Rotate and Fluff Couch Cushions
Couches and furniture that use a lot of stuffing will slowly deflate over time, shifting the balance of filling between different sections. This can result in uneven stuffing suggesting a lumpy couch or chair. By making sure all cushions are fairly plump with their fillings, you can even out any lumps by rotating and fluffing your couch cushions often.
3- Clean Up Messes and Spills Quickly
When spills happen, grab a clean washcloth and dab at the mess as soon as possible to keep from stains soaking in. When (not if) messes happen, quick spot treatments are key to preventing further damage!
4- Avoid the Sun's Rays
The sun's rays can have a negative impact on your upholstered furniture. Direct exposure to sunlight can increase the temperature inside the furniture, which will in turn make your fabric more susceptible to small tears and runs when being used. Sunlight can also cause furniture to fade faster than it would if simply exposed to room light during regular use. To avoid the sun's rays, place your upholstered furniture out of direct sunlight, or keep upholstered areas covered with a beautiful throw blanket.
5- Find the Best Upholstery Cleaner
Upholstered fabrics come in a huge variety. From microfiber to silk, from leather to velvet, every type of fabric needs to be cleaned differently. If you do not know how to clean a couch, do not throw on the first couch cleaner you find. To keep your couches from getting ruined, couch cleaning requires professional work. What could work wonders for one type of upholstery, could, unfortunately, ruin another. Many cleaners also contain harsh chemicals that can ruin, discolor, and leave behind chemical residue on your fabric.
Zerorez® Upholstery Cleaning
If you are searching for the best upholstery cleaning option in the East Florida area, you have come to the right place! Zerorez® does the best upholstery and sofa cleaning around! Our professional cleaners use Zr Clean™️, which is a cleaning agent that is free of harsh chemicals. Zr Water® is water that has been electrolyzed to create a powerful cleaning solution- it is the perfect couch cleaner! Cleaning the Zerorez® way is non-toxic and safe! It leaves behind Zero Residue®, which keeps the fabric from soiling. It is applied to the upholstery via low-pressure spray to loosen the grime and dirt that is embedded in the fibers of the fabric. You will not be disappointed in the Zerorez Difference®! Cleaning with Zerorez® is the best way to take care of your upholstery. With our help, you are taking great steps to maintain the life of your upholstery.