Great upholstery can make an incredible difference in any home, so it is extremely important to keep it clean. The cushions, arm rests and decorative pillows probably get the most use of any item in the home and it only makes sense that your upholstery demands the most upkeep. Make sure that you are not neglecting your furniture. For your benefit we have compiled some helpful tips to keep your upholstered furniture as clean as possible (in between the professional cleanings, of course!)

YellowCouchRoomMake Vacuuming a Priority

First and foremost, vacuum regularly to better manage the cat hair, dirt, and germs that can soil your beautiful cushions, arm rests and pillows. No matter what kind of material your couch is made of, regular upkeep will keep it in the best condition possible. Vacuum daily, and be thorough. For example, don’t just vacuum the surface of your cushions. Utilize your vacuum’s accessories such as the detachable brush which will allow you to get inside the crevasses for a throughout cleaning. If you’re too busy to do this yourself, enlist a teenager in the house to vacuum the upholstery as their after-school duty, and entice them with a special treat at the end of a week’s work and a job well done!

Take Care of Throw Pillows

By tossing throw pillows in the dryer, you can easily keep them gorgeous. Many furniture owners make the mistake of ignoring care for the pillows by concentrating solely on the cushions. Tossing pillows in the dryer won’t just allow you to give them a quick clean to eliminate dust. It’s also a clever way to fluff them up and look their best!

Use Slip Covers and Arm Rests

This is a great way to keep upholstery looking great, especially if you struggle with frequent, unmanageable spills that seem to occur every other day of the week. We recommend that you take a visit to your local department store. You can choose from a diverse selection of brands, colors and prints that can add some flavor to your home.

Treat Spills Immediately

Every home is going to have spills. But when they happen on your upholstery, make sure to treat them immediately. You don’t need a lavish cleaner for a quick fix, all you need for most stains are some common household products. First, mix a quart of warm water with 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon ammonia and ¼ cup of liquid or powdered laundry detergent. Next, apply just a tiny bit of the frothed mixture to the affected area, and blot with a moist towel. Keep your family members away from the area until it’s dry.

Not all home remedies will work, and for that reason we are here. Contact John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County to take care of it quickly so you can get back to a healthy, happy and spot-free home!

Call us today for expert upholstery cleaning: (360)734-3551.