Clean Your Upholstered Furniture to Extend Its Life

It’s a new year; and time to reflect upon the past while we prepare for the future! Many of us make a new year’s resolution . . . a promise of sorts to change our ways, or become more dedicated to something in the year which lies ahead. Eating healthier, losing weight, quitting smoking, spending more time with family, reading more books, or learning to play an instrument are all somewhat popular resolutions.

If you are planning on addressing organization and cleaning challenges for 2017, you are not alone. This year, millions of Americans are committing to live a healthier life through advanced cleanliness. While there are many ways one can accomplish a more regular or a deeper clean in their homes, one often overlooked item is your home furniture’s upholstery.

Better maintenance of your upholstery will help to extend the life of your furniture, and will also make your home healthier! Upholstered furniture is similar to carpet, in that it traps bacteria and allergens. The difference being, that most people regularly vacuum their carpets and bring in a professional carpet cleaner once a year for a deep, steam cleaning, and the upholstery often goes unattended.

You can begin by including the upholstered furniture in your weekly and monthly cleaning routines. Consider spending a few minutes each time you vacuum, by switching over to the hand tools on your machine, and removing the surface debris, which might include dust, dirt, pet dander, food particles, and more than many can imaging . . . you might even find a couple of dollars in change or a lost child’s toy in between the seat cushions.

This extra attention you provide to your upholstered furniture will have a positive effect on your quality of life; after all, we tend to spend a lot of time on our upholstered furniture!

And when your professional carpet cleaner comes to take care of your carpets, ask them to add the upholstery to their tasks. If you need to have your carpets and upholstery cleaned and reside in South Central Indiana, consider contacting Brothers Carpet Cleaning, the region’s most well reviewed carpet cleaning professionals.