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03/25/2015
Furnishings turn empty rooms into a comfortable home for your family. Proper care will keep your furnishings looking good, even if you have a house full of children and pets. It will take extra work, but prudent care is worth the effort. Here at Colonial Cleanpro in Chesterfield, we understand how hard a full family can be on upholstery. We would like to share a few tips for keeping your upholstery looking good between deep cleanings.

A Couple of Clever Tips

It could be fairly simple to avoid some types of damage to upholstered furniture, for example; reduce fabric fading by not allowing full sun shine on textiles. Control the light with shades, blinds, or draperies. Also, stashing a few paper towels or a small terrycloth towel underneath seat cushions will give you a quick way to deal with spills.

Suck it Up!

Frequent vacuuming is one of the best way to clean and maintain your upholstery. Vacuuming helps prevent dust, dirt, and stains from sticking to the fibers of upholstered furniture and keeps them looking new. Before vacuuming, check for loose buttons and threads, weak spots in the fabric, or debris that could clog the vacuum. Clip threads and tighten buttons before vacuuming. Use the soft brush attachment on the vacuum for large areas and a crevice tool for corners and tight spots.

Spot Cleaning

Spills are inevitable, especially when children are in the house. Always test your cleaning method first on a hidden spot. Do not soak the fabric with upholstery cleaner. Use a cleaning product that contains a soil retardant to prevent future staining. If your fabric was treated at the time of manufacture with a finish such as Teflon or Scotchgard, it is important that you use compatible products whenever cleaning the piece. Blot, don't rub spills with an absorbent, white (not colored) paper or cloth towel.

Carpet Cleaning in Chesterfield, Petersburg, and Dinwiddie Counties

It is recommended to deep-clean upholstered furniture yearly, twice a year or more depending on how full or active your family is. We are specialists in carpet care and can keep your furniture looking beautiful as well. Call Colonial Cleanpro at (804) 898 3363.

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