All types of upholstery fabrics will at some time in its eventful life require cleaning and some more frequently than others. Your upholstered furniture is amongst the most used and therefore most seen items in your home or workplace. Its appearance can thus tell lots about you or your business. Soft furnishings are perhaps one of the largest investments in most households.

Regular use of upholstery cleaning products will extend the life of delicate upholstery fabrics significantly, while keeping them looking in good condition. Dirt, oil, grease and dust builds up and soil your upholstery. Regularly vacuuming is necessary to avoid hard stains as when upholstered furnishings become dirty, they can also become a breeding ground for mould, bacteria, and allergens. Most furniture manufacturers recommend that upholstery should be professionally cleaned every year. The reason for this has to do with the way that upholstery is manufactured. Underneath the surface is padding, designed to cushion and reduce friction. If stains and spills soak into the padding, non-commercial cleaning methods struggle to remove them.

Stains can appear to be temporarily removed but then can reappear. Professional upholstery cleaning guarantees to leave your upholstery neat, clean and looking like new. Upholstery cleaners are trained in this specialised task. They have the requisite materials and machines, cleaning supplies and training needed to accomplish impeccable upholstery cleaning, safe for you and your family.

The process will take a fraction of the time with use of truck mounted cleaning machines which enormously reduce the drying period. This enables them to promise minimal disturbance to you and your family. A NCCA trained upholstery cleaner will benefit from a wealth of knowledge in cleaning care and will be happy to offer general advice on maintaining and getting the best from your upholstery as many factors can affect its longevity. For spot cleaning, spraying water directly on upholstery can cause a water ring, so instead: Begin by scraping any excess off with a dull edge as soon as possible after the stain appears.

Dampen a microfiber towel by spraying it with water. Use a circular motion to work over the stain towards the centre. Rinse the cloth and repeat as necessary. It is important to test any products used on an inconspicuous area of your upholstery before beginning any spot removal procedure; as some chemicals can inadvertently damage your furniture. For optimum performance, vacuum and rotate cushions frequently and protect your furniture from sun and direct light. Buying new upholstered furniture to replace items that are dirty can be very costly. If the condition is good, employing skilled upholstery cleaners will be cost effective as good cleaning will definitely pay well if your upholstered furniture simply needs cleaning.