Friday, February 11, 2011

Taking Care of Your Upholstery

Upholstery dirt is much different than carpet or rug dirt. Upholstery dirt is primarily made up of people and pet issues. People shed dead skin cells, hair and hair dander along with sweat and body oils through exposed skin. Cosmetics, hair sprays and other beauty items also get on upholstery. Plus, children and parties increase the likelihood of spills. If there are animals, their hair, body oils and dander are probably getting on the furniture. Over time, all these tend to accumulate into the fabric. Regular vacuuming and prompt attention to spills is the best method of home maintenance (see earlier blog for good tips on upholstery spills).

If you have furniture you are planning on keeping, periodic professional cleaning is recommended. However, be careful on who you hire. Furniture designs and styles have different degrees of difficulty in cleaning based on the types of corners, edges and firmness of the upholstery. Also, upholstery uses many different types of fabrics ranging from natural materials like silk to synthetics like nylon as well as the new micro-fiber materials. Hiring a cleaner with skill and experience who knows what they are doing is important. For example, if silk is not cleaned properly, you have the potential for splotching or streaking to occur. Also, if not cleaned properly, white furniture, especially cottons and wools, can turn brown.
While cleaning is typically for appearance, if done properly, it also gets imbedded dirt out of the fabric. It is like your clothes, even though they may not look dirty, you still wash them after use to remove the dirt and soil.








6 comments:

  1. I agree that people have to be careful on who they hire. I would recommend cleaning Islington if someone is looking for such service in the area.

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  2. Tips for chosing a cleaner:
    What are the key point to chosing a cleaner.
    Check it is Locally establised.
    Chose that firm which is well establised and located.
    New firm may risky.
    Try to find previous work of Domestic Cleaning.
    Track record.
    Longer the firm has been around stroger the chances of good services..
    Look for testimonial and case studies on website of service provider.
    Search for customer revies on site.
    Searc website on local business directories like google places.
    Find refrences from previous customers about their experiences.
    Check it for criminal record bureau.
    Check your request care fully.
    Feel comfortable with cleaner at your house.
    Give a trial job and asses the firm the cleaner and results.
    Yu are cutomer and you must be happy with the cleaner providded to you
    Never compromise and hesitate to make special requests.

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  3. Carpets can collect literally thousands of these tiny microorganisms. If you knew what they were and how they can effect a child's health you would think twice about letter children play on that floor. This reason more than any other is enough to schedule a thorough cleaning for your carpets and tile flooring.



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  4. Leather stains easily and it is extremely crucial to clean the spills at once whenever you see them. For a dark colored stain, rub the stain with a paste made from cream of tartar and lemon juice and leave it on for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedure and finally wipe the paste off with a wet sponge. To get rid of any grease stain, simply sprinkle baking soda on the affected area. Dust the soda off after a few hours.

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