Upholstery Cleaning: A Guide to Maintaining Your Furniture’s Beauty and Longevity

As a homeowner, you invest a lot of money and time in choosing the right furniture pieces to make your home comfortable and beautiful. However, over time, dirt, spills, and everyday wear and tear can take a toll on your upholstery, leaving it looking dull and stained. That’s why regular upholstery cleaning is essential to maintain the beauty and longevity of your furniture.
Here are some tips and guidelines for upholstery cleaning:

Know Your Fabric

Before you start cleaning, it’s important to know the type of fabric you are dealing with. Different fabrics require different cleaning methods. For example, some fabrics may need to be dry cleaned, while others can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Many fabrics have a tag on them with information on the proper way to taker care of them. 


Regular Maintenance

Regular vacuuming and spot cleaning can go a long way in keeping your upholstery looking great. This will prevent dirt, dust, and debris from building up and making it harder to remove later on.


Use the Right Cleaning Products

When choosing a cleaning product, make sure it’s specifically designed for upholstery. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as these can damage the fabric and cause discoloration. Make sure you read the directions on the backs of all cleaning products, since although a product may be designed for your current need, it may have specific instructions for use. 

Test First & Be Gentle
Before using a cleaning product on your upholstery, it’s important to test it in an inconspicuous area first. This will ensure that the product doesn’t damage the fabric. When cleaning your upholstery, avoid scrubbing or rubbing too hard, try to blot the area and remember to be delicate when appropriate. 


Remember, if you are unsure of how to clean, or have a project outside of your scope, don’t worry, South Shore Cleaning & Supply is here to help!  No upholstery is too big or too small for us.  We have extensive knowledge and top-tier products and equipment to make your upholstery look amazing and smell great too.  Give us a call at 727-380-0355, your upholstery will thank you.