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UPHOLSTERY CLEANING TIPS:
FURNITURE CLEANING CARE
With the suitable cleaning, your living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture will provide years of excellent use. By following the maintenance information given below for upholstery cleaning and stain removal you will extend the lasting aesthetic quality of your home living room, dining room, and bedroom upholstery.
GUIDELINES FOR UPHOLSTERY
Follow the EASY guidelines below to keep all your upholstery looking new.
- Keep home furniture away from direct sunlight to avoid fading, .
- Vacuuming upholstery as often as possible is highly recommended. The cutting action of dirt and dust debris can wear the fibers of your sofa, love seat or chairs fabric. For highly used upholstery, it is a great idea to beat the cushions frequently and vacuum and rotate often.
- To prevent the body oil build up on the furniture's fabric use a cleaning solution to damp dust armrest and headrest areas (always follow the manufacturer's recommendation for the proper upholstery cleaning solution)
- Keep newspapers from home upholstery because the ink may accumulate and is not easy to remove.
- Don't cover your furniture with any dark colored blanket, sheet, etc. - when dry, the dyes can rub off onto the fabric or bleed when it is wet.
- Don't use any dye, paint, ink, nail polish, or colored red drinks like kool-aid around your upholstered fabric. These things alter the color and may stain.
- Even though they have zippers, don't ever remove the cushion covers to dry clean or machine wash.
- Interval cleaning by professionals keep dirt accumulation from destroying the value and vividness of furniture in your home living room, dining room, and bedroom.
FURNITURE CLEANING - HELP
You spilled wine on your sofa - what should you do immediately? It is very important to respond quickly but don't panic. To control spills and prevent a spot/stain follow the following guidelines.
Respond immediately before spills spread or dry.
For liquid spills:
Blot light with dry paper towels to begin. Use a clean paper towel and increase the pressure until no more liquid can be absorbed. DON'T RUB! See the spot/stain removal guide below if residue doesn't come out.
For solid all spills
Lightly lift up substance from furniture with spoon or knife (dull). Scrape carefully toward the center of spot. Treat wet residue like a liquid spill. See the spot/stain removal guide below if the residue remains.
For dry spills (like
ashes or cosmetics):
If you adding a liquid to a normal dry substance, like ashes, you could cause a permanent spot/stain. Vacuum and beat the upholstery with a large spoon (or something similiar). Vacuum again, and use the sticky side of tape to remove the residue. See the spot/stain removal guide below if the residue remains.
Refer to manufacturer's label for cleaning instructions and fabric cleaning code.
These are the standard cleaning codes for fabric by furniture manufacturers. Use the codes to determine the proper type of cleaning method for your upholstery:
|Use water based cleaning agents|
|Use a mild (water free) cleaning solvent|
|Use a water based cleaning agent, or mild water free solvent to clean|
|ONLY by vacuum or light brushing to clean|
Apply the same cleaning agent to upholstery fabric on a hidden area of the furniture piece to analyze the cleaning solution. Allow it to dry completely and check its effect on the fabric.
In small doses to avoid spreading the stain or causing a ring apply water or a cleaning agent recommended in the stain removal guide. Be patient and apply multiple times. Blot firmly Avoid water spotting, by using a fan or cool hair dryer on cool setting to dry quickly. Dry from outer part of affected area toward center.
If the stain remains, call for professional cleaning.