Furniture & furnishings are some of the biggest investments in the home, both financially and sentimentally. Periodically it is necessary to have your upholstery professionally cleaned not only to ensure a clean & healthy home, but to actually prolong the life of your valuable pieces. Manufacturers recommend a thorough cleaning every year or two (consult your product’s warranty for more information).
Not all fabric dyes are colourfast and some can even shrink. Utilising a trained & experienced technician, who can assess the fabric type, spot test and clean using the appropriate cleaning method, will not only give you peace of mind, but ensure that you get the best result and value for money.
Spot cleaning your upholstery may work when an accident happens, but it isn’t a long term solution. After a while, the mark may reappear & even become darker – because it either wasn’t completely removed in the first place, or the product used has left a residue which attracted dirt. Sometimes watermarking can also occur during spot cleaning. (Chem-Dry’s revolutionary carbonated cleaning solution ‘The Natural’ ™ provides a safe and thorough cleaning and doesn’t contain any soapy dirt-attracting residues so your furnishings will stay cleaner for longer.)
Just like in carpets, a buildup of dirt in the fabric fibre actually becomes abrasive and with repeated use, the upholstered fibre is damaged resulting in a worn appearance. Sometimes the area is darker, smoother or even shinier than the rest of the fabric. Once damage to the fabric fibre has occurred, it cannot be remedied by cleaning.
To maintain your upholstery:
– Regular vacuuming or brushing the piece is important to remove excess dust, dirt, pollen, allergens, pet hair & dander.
– Rotate cushions to ensure even wear.
– Treat spills quickly. Chem-Dry’s Professional Strength Spot Remover can be used safely on upholstered fabrics, carpets, rugs & even as a laundry pre-spray.
– Use arm caps or decorator throws over the chaise to help extend the life of the upholstery & add a little style!
Ask us about Chem-Dry Protectant – it provides an invisible barrier of stain resistance that gives you peace of mind between professional cleans. A quick demonstration of just how good it really is can be seen in this YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm5JCGgctyA
For a free quotation contact us on 02 9894 9540 or visit http://www.chemdryaustyle.com.au/services-view/upholstery-cleaning/ for more information.
Amanda Ward, Chem-Dry Austyle
Independently Owned & Operated. Family business servicing Northern Sydney, Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, The Blue Mountains, Upper North Shore & Manly Warringah.