How often should you clean your home upholstery? Top tips from your friendly family run Cotswolds carpet cleaning company
In a society where everything now seems disposable and it is rare to get something that feels ‘built to last’, it is hard to know when to replace our bigger items of furniture such as our sofas and chairs.
Flat pack furniture has had a huge impact on the UK’s furniture manufacturing industry and has enabled young families to furnish their homes quickly without years of saving up and donations from family members.
We are regularly asked how often upholstered furniture should be cleaned and so we found a few quick tests to help those who are unsure.
The pat test-no this isn’t an electrical appliances safety test, this is a very simple way to observe the dirt in your upholstery. Remove a cushion and place in front of a bright light like a table lamp. Use a stick – something like a wooden spoon that is quite long and sturdy and beat the cushion ten times. If you see dust rising out of your cushion it is time to clean them
Use a white muslin or linen cloth, dampen it slightly so it is just moist, rub the arm of your sofa and see if the cloth comes up dirty.
Take a look at this video and then carry out the following. Use an elastic band to hold a handkerchief size piece of black cloth over the nozzle of your hoover. Allow a little bit of the cloth to go into the nozzle, and then hover over the fabric of your cushions. After a couple of minutes remove the fabric and check the results.
Cleaning fabric is a great way to freshen up a room. It gives it that new feeling once again and breathes new life into what could be a bit of tired space. The decaying particles in your sofas create bad smells that can only be masked by fabric fresheners and scented candles. It is not just about smells however, these rotting pieces of skin also start to decay your furniture itself and the damage is often irreparable. Call Clean and Restore today and we can help you get the most out of your furniture.