You probably spent a great deal of time (not to mention money) choosing just the right furniture for your home. The look and the feel of new furniture is something we hope would last for a long time. Still, most people don’t just keep their furniture as pieces of art. They are well used and well-loved fixtures in our homes.
To make sure the investment is worth it, there are a few things we would like to share with you that can help you care for your furniture:
~ One of the best ways to prevent colors from fading is to keep your furniture out of direct sunlight.
~ Vacuum your upholstered furniture as much as possible. Remember, dust settles on upholstery just as much as it does on a hard surface such as a floor or a shelf of knickknacks.
~ Avoid leaving newspapers on your furniture. Ink can accumulate and is very hard to remove.
~ Don’t cover your upholstery with dark-colored blankets or sheets. The dyes can rub off onto other fabric when dry or bleed when wet.
~ For high-use furniture, it’s a good idea to beat the cushions (often) and then vacuum and rotate them. This can help in distributing the wear. Do not remove cushion covers for dry cleaning or machine washing even if they have zippers.
~ Remember, all upholstery fabrics are different and can’t be cleaned the same way. Before using a store-bought spotter, check the labels on your furniture.
Victoria Carpet Care's goal is to remove normal soiling without changing the color, texture or finish of a fabric.
Before cleaning, you should tell the Cleaning Specialist how old the furniture is, if you have used any spotters or cleaners on it yourself or if the piece has ever been reupholstered.
It is true that applying fabric protection can increase the life of your upholstery. However, it does not get rid of the need for proper fabric care. Loose dirt should still be vacuumed up on a regular basis and spills and stains should be cleaned away as quickly as possible.
Call Victoria Carpet Care at 250-474-7777 for a FREE evaluation on your cleaning needs or call our FREE 24 hour Consumer Awareness Message at 1-877-474-7577
Victoria Carpet Care is happy to provide our Carpet, Upholstery and Area Rug Cleaning Services to all of Greater Victoria, Sooke, Metchosin, Langford, Colwood, Saanich, View Royal, Sidney, Esquimalt and Oak Bay.
Our cleaning services include: Floor Waxing, Polishing and Cleaning, High Heat Extraction, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Mattress Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning, Pet Stains and Odors, Carpet Repair and Re-Installation, Odor Control, RV and Auto Interiors, Oriental Rug Cleaning, Leather Cleaning, Disinfectants, Carpet and Upholstery Protectors, Environmentally Friendly Green Cleaning Options and Furniture Cleaning