One of the last things you want to experience at the end of a long day in Grosse Pointe is the feeling of dirty, grimy fabric as you sink into a dingy sofa or recliner. Take a look around your living room… does your upholstered furniture look clean and smell fresh? Does your favorite couch look a little dull and rough around the edges? Is there a mysterious stain on the arm of your recliner that could be the result of a rambunctious toddler or an overzealous eater?
As time passes by, dirt and grime can find their way into the fibers of your upholstered furniture, slowly breaking down the fabric. Instead of pouring money into new furniture every few years, invest in a professional furniture cleaning company to care for and protect your furniture. Hiring a professional upholstery cleaner can save you money in the long run.
Is that really good enough reason to invest in a professional cleaning?
Here are a couple of simple reasons upholstery cleaning is a good investment:
Each Piece of Furniture is Unique… and Can Be Hard to Clean
It’s no secret that some fabrics and upholstery can be difficult to clean and maintain. There are so many different types of fabric out on the market today that it can be hard, or even impossible, to keep track of them all. And every single one of those fabrics is different from each other. Some types are synthetic, some are manmade, some are so rare that the thought of touching or sitting on the fabric gives you anxiety. Some are easy to clean, while others are not. If you haven’t studied the different types of fabric and know their fiber composition, you could cause some serious damage to your upholstered furniture if you use the wrong cleaning solution or technique. Damage such as; discoloring, stretching, ripping, or deterioration.
Professional furniture cleaning companies and the certified technicians they employ have a solid understanding of the various types of fabric and the proper techniques that are required to prevent damage. They know how much liquid will over-saturate the fabric. They know what chemicals will cause discoloration or deterioration. They will even take precautions when it comes to the decorative touches – wooden pieces won’t be warped or waterlogged, metal buttons won’t rust or break, zippers will still be functional.
Protecting Your Warranty
Do you know what the manufacturer’s warranty says on each piece of furniture you own? Did you take the time to read the label when you made your purchase? Most likely, the answers to these questions are a no. In fact, did you know that failing to clean your furniture, or cleaning your furniture the wrong way could void your warranty? Why do you ask? The answer is simple, each type of fabric is unique and using any random cleaner you purchase from a retail store could hurt the fabric or failing to properly maintain your fabric can also hurt the fabric.
Certified professionals have experience will all kinds of fabrics and cleaners and will know what will and will not void a warranty. Simply put, professional furniture cleaning will protect your investment by maintaining the manufacturer’s warranty. If you held on to the paperwork from when you purchased your furniture, it may be beneficial to check and see what the manufacturer says about cleaning.
Chet’s Cleaning is available to answer any of your furniture cleaning questions! Give us a call before attempting to clean your upholstered furniture on your own.