Upstanding Upholstery

4-19-16.jpgIn any home, having the right type of upholstery can be an amazing addition to any room.  However, over time, upholstery starts to diminish, and a lack of simple upkeep can exacerbate this process.  To keep your upholstery looking like new for years to come, take our advice and heed these few simple tips; they won’t take too long to do, and they can preserve the look of your upholstery for years to come.

Every week or so, make sure you take time to give your cushions a simple fluffing.  Since your cushions are made of soft material, you are going to want to move that filling around every so often to prevent buildups and maintain the original shape of the cushion.

In addition to fluffing your cushions, you are going to want to flip your cushions at least every 2 weeks.  By flipping the cushions, you will even out the wear upon them, and therefore extend the life of your cushions.  A simple flip to the backside will do, but you can take it one step further and rearrange the position of each cushion.  If you have a sofa with three cushions on it, people will tend to avoid the middle cushion like the plague, and therefore put more wear and tear on the outer ones.  If this is the case with you, change over the middle cushion to the outside edge upon every rotation to make sure no cushion is being worn out more than the rest.

Finally, you’ll want to keep your upholstery clean, preferably on a regular schedule.  Whenever you are vacuuming your floors, do yourself a favor and grab that handheld vacuum and run it over your upholstery.  By doing so, you will eliminate built-up dirt and dust, and will keep your sofa looking nice.  Also be sure to spot clean whenever there is a spill immediately after the spill happens, as to eliminate the chances of staining.

Upholstery upkeep is nothing fancy; it’s just a few simple tips that you can do weekly to keep your upholstery clean and looking great.  However, just know that we are always here to help with the heavy duty jobs, should the going get tough.  With an advanced truck-mounted upholstery cleaning system, we’ll have your upholstery looking like new in just one visit, regardless of the condition it was in.  A quick call to us is all you need to make your upholstery great again!

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