Every home in Perth has upholstery of some kind or another. It may be sofas or couches, dining chairs, bar stools, ottomans, or any other such upholstered item. Some of these things are super exclusive and expensive, some are brand new, some have been in the family for generations, some second-hand bargains, all of varying upholstery types, and of countless different colours and patterns.
And almost every room in the house will have something upholstered in it. Sofas and armchairs in the lounge room, couches in the games room, love chair in the bedroom, dining chairs in the dining room, modular in the theatre room, chaise in the sun room, and even upholstered outdoor furniture on the patio. However the one thing every upholstery item has in common is that they WILL GET DIRTY.
How Upholstery Gets Dirty, And Why Do I Need Professional Upholstery Cleaning?
Sitting on your favourite armchair to watch the nightly news, or sitting at the dining table for dinner, or having the kids pile up on the couch for a movie night, will have some kind of dirt or oil transfer. Obviously grubby fingers, dirty shoes, dirty work clothes, and spilled food and drink will have a direct and obvious impact on the upholstery, but even the natural oils in our skin can affect upholstery. Oily residues can build up on the areas of direct contact such as the arms of couches and armchairs, or the area where the back of the head rests. These areas will attract dirt and grime and can quickly become discoloured. In fact even a dusty upholstery surface coupled with moisture in the air, can affect the appearance of your upholstery.
So yes, upholstery does need regular cleaning. Upholstery cleaning will freshen up the upholstery, make it cleaner both in terms of hygiene and appearance, and it will increase the life of the upholstery.
There are many things that you can do yourself that will help in keeping your upholstery clean. This can include regular vacuuming, soaking up spills when they happen, and applying a simple cleaning solution when it’s needed. Most upholstery items will have an attached manufacturers care label that will give basic care instructions. Following these will keep your upholstery looking cleaner and lasting longer.
Doing your part in keeping your upholstery clean and maintained is necessary, but it shouldn’t be where the cleaning regime stops. A regular professional upholstery clean will remove the dirt, grime, and oils from the upholstery. This is the sort of deep clean that no matter what you do yourself, you will simply not be able to achieve.
The upholstery cleaning that we carry out, is a professional method based on hot water extraction. We used propriety cleaning solutions to loosen the soils and oils from within and on the surface of the upholstery, and extract the solution, along with the grime, using clean hot water. This method of hot water extraction is recommended by the major upholstery manufacturers, and is safe for most upholstery types.
We are renowned for the results that we achieve with our upholstery cleaning, and we are proud of the results that get. In fact we often get other professionals in the cleaning industry contacting US for advice… which of course we happily hand out 🙂