Tips for Upholstery Cleaning in Perth
Buying new fabric furniture to update your home décor can be exciting, but that excitement can be short lived when your new piece of furniture gets a tough stain.
Whether it was you, your partner, the kids or the fur-babies, cleaning the stain without ruining the upholstery can lead to some anxious moments.
What is Upholstery?
In short, upholstery is the materials that make up the soft coverings on your furniture. Fabric, padding and springs all make up part of the upholstery, but one of the most important aspect to consider in upholstery is the fabric you choose.
The upholstered furniture in your home should reflect your lifestyle; if you have children, luxurious velvet armchairs or dining chairs maybe aren’t the best option, as they can be ruined faster than you can say “don’t touch that!”
It is also worthwhile considering how your upholstery might age over its lifetime – does it require a lot of upkeep to keep it pristine? What kind of conditions will cause it to age faster?
To keep your upholstered furniture in the best condition, it is valuable to know how to properly clean your upholstery or better still, the name of a trusted company who can take care of the upholstery cleaning in Perth for you – such as Perth Carpet Cleaning.
When Would I Need Upholstery Cleaning?
Let’s face it, life can be messy, sometimes unintentionally so.
While not eating or drinking on your new lounge suite may seem like a practical fixed rule just after you purchase it, there will likely come a day where you are a little more relaxed.
On a warm summer’s day in Perth, you might be enjoying a cold drink that drips onto the fabric and leaves a stain, or on the flip side, a wild winter in Perth with a torrential downpour might result in a flash flood in your home!
Whether you’ve experienced an act of mother nature or your furniture has some stains from every day use, just know that these things happen and Perth Carpet Cleaning, your local upholstery cleaners in Perth, are on hand to help.
How Do I Clean Upholstery Myself?
For those DIY buffs out there, there are ways to tackle the cleaning job on your own.Tip #1 – Vacuum: Dirt, pet hair and crumbs can all build up on your furniture, so it is important to give your upholstery some love with a vacuum. Make sure to get into the crevices and lift up couch cushions.
Tip #2 – Know what you’re dealing with: Different types of fabric require different cleaning methods and using the wrong method could ruin your upholstery. On furniture like couches, check any labels for cleaning instructions.
Tip #3 – Rid those stains with pantry products: You can use commercial cleaners from your local supermarket, but it is also just as easy to whip cleaning products together with staples from your pantry. Know what type of fabric you are dealing with and give this DIY products a go:
Synthetic: In a spray bottle, mix ½ cup vinegar, 1 cup of warm water and ½ tablespoon of dishwashing liquid. Spray the stained area and using a soft cloth and some elbow grease, give it a good scrub!
Fabric: Spray the stain with a mix of ¾ cup of warm water, 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and ¼ cup vinegar and scrub with a soft cloth to remove the stain. Once the stain has lifted, use a clean cloth with some water to remove any residual soap before giving the area a pat down with a towel to dry.
Leather: Mix up a spray bottle with ½ cup of olive oil and ¼ cup of vinegar, spray the stain and then rub with a soft cloth.
Why Use an Expert?
While your friends, family or even strangers on the internet, might have a list of “tried and tested” ways to clean that odd stain, you could end up causing a DIY disaster that will cost you more money.
A professional carpet cleaning company, like Perth Carpet Cleaning, don’t just clean carpets, they also have a knack for cleaning your upholstery.
Using a professional will also give your upholstery a deep clean, removing small dust particles and set-in stains that may be missed by residential-grade vacuums and cleaning methods.
At Perth Carpet Cleaning, we’ve seen all types of crumbs, spills and stains on a variety of fabrics and materials, so we come prepared to tackle any problems you might have on your upholstery.
Contact Us for Upholstery Cleaning in Perth
Leave the upholstery cleaning to the professionals – give the team at Perth Carpet Cleaning a call to guarantee professional and reliable service.
The Perth Carpet Cleaning team are fully trained carpet cleaning technicians, using heavy duty specialised and steam cleaning capabilities to tackle your upholstery.
With a team of friendly, professional and knowledgeable technicians and a track record of happy customers, we are the go-to choice for upholstery cleaning in Perth.
Contact Perth Carpet Cleaning today to remove those stubborn stains and bring your furniture back to life.