Allergists, upholsterers and cleaners all agree that DUST is the #1 enemy of upholstered furniture. Gritty matter blows in through open doors and windows and impregnates itself on the backs and cushions of your furniture. Think of how much dust would accumulate on a table if it were never dusted. That same amount is on your sofa, too. You just can’t see it. Then when you sit on the cushion, the oils from your skin compress the dirt into the fabric, where it’s almost impossible to remove with vacuum cleaning.
The abrasive action of the grit pressing into the fiber cuts the fibers like a knife – wearing your furniture out. Then that grit combines with pollens, food crumbs, dust mites and their nasty fecal pellets … and your furniture literally becomes awash with soil within the short span of just a year (with an average family).
Bacteria and Germs
Bacteria and germs are the result of soils that are not removed from furniture on a regular basis. The byproduct of decaying living materials decomposing is a foul smell characterizing furniture that has not been cleaned regularly. Why doesn’t dirt show? Because today’s fabrics incorporate colors and patterns designed to hide dirt. But just because it doesn’t show doesn’t mean it’s not there.
How Often Should I Have My Furniture Cleaned?
If you’re a retired couple and live in your home six months a year probably every two or three years. If you have an active family with three to five kids and pets, you should have your furniture cleaned at least twice a year.
Is Fabric Protection Necessary?
You benefit by having us apply our carpet and fabric protection any time we clean your carpets, rugs, and furniture. Our protector makes it more difficult for spills, spots, and stains to penetrate to the interior of the fibers (where they cause permanent color change). The protector keeps messes on the furniture surface where they can be more easily cleaned.
Some fabrics have protector applied during the manufacturing process. However, the protection degrades over time with use and cleaning. It must be refreshed periodically.