Beautiful upholstery makes a statement in any home, so it is essential to keep it clean. It is really easy to neglect the armrests, cushions, and decorative pillows since we use them so frequently. one would think it would be the other way around, but you’d be surprised just how infrequently these parts of our upholstery get cleaned. It is vital for the longevity and vibrancy of your upholstery to clean and maintain it long-term. In this post, we have compiled some useful tips to keep your upholstery as clean and beautiful as the day you bought it.

YellowCouchRoomMake Vacuuming a Priority

Regularly getting your upholstery deep cleansed should be a staple in any cleaning routine, but it is also essential to maintain your upholstery in between those deep cleans.

The first step to keeping your upholstery spotless is to regularly vacuum. Preventing any dirt, pet hair, crumbs, or dust from accumulating will create a noticeable difference. No matter what kind of material your couch is made of, regular upkeep will keep it in the best condition possible. However, It is not only important to vacuum the surface of the upholstery. We recommend utilizing each of your vacuum attachments to get a thorough clean in all the nooks and crannies. Doing this daily can seem timely, especially for a busy family. This job makes a great after-school cleaning chore for your teen. Incorporate regular upholstery vacuuming into your routine; if your teen watches a show before homework, make sure they vacuum the sofa or armchair once they are done! 

Take Care of Throw Pillows

It can seem like there aren’t many ways to keep your decor pillows looking like new… Many furniture owners make the mistake of ignoring care for the pillows by concentrating solely on the seat and back cushions. Tossing your decorative pillows in the dryer is a great way to both fluff up your pillows and give them a gentle clean to remove any deep dust and unwanted odors. Throw a dryer sheet in with them to give that boost of fresh scent that lasts for weeks. 

Use Slip Covers and Arm Rests

Using slip/ armrest covers is a great way to protect your sofa or armchair’s most used/ handles part. This is a great way to maintain your regular deep upholstery clean, especially if you happen to have toddlers or kids with missy hands, or pets that enjoy perching on the armrests or arms of your sofa. Head to your local department store or shop online to choose from a diverse selection of brands, colors, and prints of slips and covers for some added protection.

Treat Spills Immediately

Every home will have its spills, they’re inevitable! But when they happen on your upholstery, make sure to treat them immediately. You don’t need the most expensive cleaning solution to get out those spills. All you need for most stains are some common household products. First, mix a quart of warm water with 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon ammonia, and ¼ cup of liquid or powdered laundry detergent. Next, apply just a tiny bit of the frothed mixture to the affected area, and blot with a moist towel. Keep your family members away from the area until it’s dry.

Some spills are too tough for some gentle home remedies and that’s where we come in. Contact John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County to take care of it quickly so you can get back to a healthy, happy, and spot-free home!

Call us today for expert upholstery cleaning: (360)734-3551.