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03/08/2018
Maintaining your upholstery’s good looks and extending its life aren't complicated tasks. All you need to do to have well-cared for upholstery for a long time is follow these easy tips.

Don’t Be Afraid of Upholstery Stains

What’s the point of having a cool sofa if you’re going to have it covered up in plastic? Furniture is meant to be used and not just to take up precious space. You can’t avoid seating on your sofa or other upholstery just because you’re afraid of getting it stained. It’s not that hard to maintain good looking and long lasting upholstery, all you need is a little care. Today, Williamson Cleanpro brings you a simple guide to caring for your upholstered furniture.

Choosing the Right Fabric

Let’s say you’re in the process of picking out a new sofa. You’ve got the perfect opportunity to pick “the right fabric.” Before making a decision and buying a white couch to install in your heavily-trafficked living room, you need to consider several factors: where are you going to place your upholstered furniture, who will be using it, and what sort of lifestyle do you live. Also, if you have pets at home, you should look into pet-friendly fabrics. Evaluating all of these factors will help you pick a fabric that you can easily maintain.

Upholstery Protection

You know that the best way to protect something, in this case, your upholstery, is to keep damage from happening. Plastic covers are definitely not the answer, so you should look into upholstery treatments and protection. Most furniture manufacturers treat their upholstered products with soil or water repellents. They can even go as far as to apply mildew inhibitors because no one wants to deal with mold and mildew in their carpets or upholstery. You can also find more upholstery protectors at some furniture stores. All these chemicals will help you keep your furniture clean, for the most part, but you should still tend to spills and stains promptly while following the manufacturer’s recommendations. Your upholstery, just like your carpets, needs to be cleaned professionally once a year. If you’re looking to get the best upholstery cleaning service in Nashville, you need to call Williamson Cleanpro at (615) 208-0908. Learn about their upholstery and carpet cleaning services, and ask them about their Professional Upholstery Protector, which will help you extend your furniture’s good looks.

Flip the Cushions

The easiest and most effective maintenance method you can employ is to flip the cushions. If there is a nasty stain you’re just not able to remove, you can turn the cushions over and get it out of your sight. You can also call Williamson Cleanpro to actually remove the stain and not just hide it. Flipping the cushions also helps you prevent indentations and evenly distribute wear and tear. To ensure even usage, you can change the cushions from one side to another. It might seem silly, but fluffing your cushions and pillows does help them maintain their shape.

Bring in the Blankets

If you really want to cover your sofa with something, blankets are a much better option than plastic. Throws, blankets, and pillows come in a variety of shapes and colors and can protect your sofa from damage. Although stains can still happen, it’s much easier to clean a blanket than a whole couch. A bonus advantage of using these elements is that you can spruce up your room and change them as often as you want.

Vacuum Regularly

Again, just like carpets, upholstered furniture needs to be vacuumed regularly. Vacuuming will prevent dirt from digging deep into the fabric fibers. You can also use a soft-bristled brush to whisk the surface dirt away. But if you really want to get rid of all those contaminants in your upholstery, you should make use of all those useful attachments that come with your vacuum cleaner.

Keep Your Furniture Away From Direct Sunlight

Sunlight can make a room seem brighter and roomier, but it can also affect your furniture. Direct sunlight can cause your upholstery to prematurely age, fade, and fray. Arrange your furniture so it doesn’t sit in front of the sun for extended periods, especially if it’s made of a delicate fabric such as silk.

Talk to the Experts in Upholstery Cleaning in Nashville

Don’t wait until your upholstery gets visibly dirty before you schedule your upholstery cleaning appointment. Keep in mind that the more soiled and damaged your furniture is, the harder it will be to restore it. Call Williamson Cleanpro at (615) 208-0908 to schedule your cleaning session in Nashville.

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