Two scenarios in which people should hire an upholstery cleaning expert

Here are two situations in which people should hire an upholstery cleaning expert.

They've purchased an antique upholstered furniture item

If a person purchases an antique upholstered furniture item, they should arrange for it to be sanitised by a cleaner. They should do this, even if the furniture does not show any obvious signs of being unclean (such as having big stains or a noticeable odour). The first reason for this is that a piece of antique furniture that was made several decades ago may be harbouring bacteria, even if it looks reasonably clean. If the new owner of this furniture plans to use it a lot, it's best for them to have its upholstery deep-cleaned so that they'll know for certain that it's sanitary to lay or sit on. A professional cleaner could use a range of products and tools, including upholstery-safe disinfectants, as well as a steam cleaner, to eliminate bacteria from the fabric and the padding.

The second reason is that antique furniture is delicate, and ageing upholstery might tear if the person tries to clean it themselves. A professional cleaner could sanitise and remove stains from even very fragile antique upholstery fabric without leaving it frayed and looking threadbare. The third reason is that antique upholstered furniture that has not been cleaned regularly throughout its long lifespan is likely to have quite a substantial layer of dirt on it, and when this dirt layer is carefully removed by a professional, it could reveal the original, more vibrant colour of the fabric.

Their upholstered furniture is covered in dirt and stains and they don't know how to tackle this cleaning project

If a person has an upholstered furniture item that's extremely dirty and they don't know how to tackle this cleaning project, they should consult an upholstery cleaning company. Someone could easily remove a couple of stains from their upholstered furniture themselves, but attempting to deep-clean a large expanse of upholstery on a furniture item when they don't know how to do this correctly could result in them damaging the furniture. They might, for example, apply too much detergent to the upholstered areas, to the point where it soaks into the padding and is impossible to rinse off without causing water damage to the furniture.

A professional cleaner will be better able to select the correct dosage of detergent to remove the dirt and will then spot-treat individual visible stains, without getting the upholstery or the padding too wet. They might also use their commercial-grade wet-dry vacuum on the furniture, to lift off dirt particles and soak up surplus liquids, and leave the furniture looking as good as new.

For more information about upholstery cleaning, contact a local professional.