Deep cleaning upholstery is an essential element in upholstery care. For best results, upholstery should be deep cleaned at regular intervals, yet often this is not the case. Instead, sofas, loveseats, chairs, ottomans, and other upholstered pieces are left to accumulate the flotsam and jetsam or everyday life: dirt, dust, hair, fur, sloughed skin cells, pet dander, dust mites, food
crumbs, body oils, etc. Vacuuming will remove some of the superficial residue, but a certain amount of pollutants inevitably penetrate through fibers to find their way to the base of the fabric. Overtime, this buildup will cause the fabric to lose its vibrancy, and can even cause unpleasant odors.
We change our sheets regularly, dust furniture, wipe counters and clean carpets
periodically. Now what about your upholstery?
According to the American Furniture Manufacturers Association upholstery should not become
soiled to the point of noticeable visible change in the color of the fabric. For most people this will mean having your upholstery cleaned every 18-24 months. Of course a couch which is used multiple times by multiple people per day, or the dogs favorite chair will absorb more soils and
need cleaning more often, and the love seat in your front sitting room which is used twice a year will not need cleaning quite as often. Our technicians will be more than happy to test pieces of furniture for you to see how much dirt your upholstery is holding onto, what we can remove, and what the visual result will be. If the piece has spots, spills, or other accidents we can handle those too! The important thing to remember whether carpet or furniture it is designed to hide the dirt it absorbs, once it becomes visibly dirty, it is much more difficult to clean. Steam Master Carpet, Rug & Upholstery has professionally trained technicians that can meet all of your carpet or upholstery cleaning needs!
If you feel you have neglected your upholstery call us today to set up an appointment! Often we are able to get an appointment in for you the same day, if you’d like. You may also contact us for appointments or simply with questions through our online contact form, and our staff will respond promptly with a call or e-mail!