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5 Reasons to Get Your Upholstery Professionally Cleaned

Professional upholstery cleaning may not seem like a necessity on your deep cleaning list especially when taking care of your home can be a never-ending chore list. From bedrooms to living rooms, it can be hard to prioritize what needs to be cleaned and how often. But every day, couches, loveseats and sofas, experience constant wear and tear from kids, pets and guests. Daily use and unavoidable accidents are why upholstery and furniture require special care and professional deep cleaning at least once a year. Read about these five reasons why you need your furniture cleaned by the pros.

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  1. Extend the life of your upholstery
  2. Remove embedded dander and sweat for healthier upholstery
  3. Enhance the appearance of your upholstery
  4. Improve air quality
  5. Get rid of lingering odors
Gray fabric sectional with yellow and orange throw pillows


Extend the life of your upholstery

As you know, quality furniture is not a small investment and you want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. Proper upholstery care and cleaning create a longer life for your couches, armchairs, and ottomans. This means that DIY and other at-home methods could potentially be causing more damage to your couch or furniture rather than truly cleaning it. With upholstery care, there are a number of variables that affect how a furniture item should be cleaned and treated. 

For starters, there are different recommended instructions to clean upholstery based on the material of the furniture. Leather couches, suede couches, and fabric couches all require different solutions for cleaning. Even something that seems harmless like water can leave rings or cause shrinkage if you apply it to the wrong material. 

There are also different cleaning methods based on the types of spills and messes the upholstery has endured. This includes water-based spills like soft drinks and juice, oil-based spills with butter or greasy foods, and even a combination of the two with messes like lipstick or ice cream. 

With this in mind, it’s best to trust the expert. Our technicians have the skills and training to extend the life and quality of your upholstery by determining the best method for the best outcome. They can clean upholstery multiple ways depending on the material. Anything from a thorough deep extraction of embedded soils to a low moisture shampooing, or a general hot water extraction method. For leather couches, we apply a cleaner that wipes out damaging soils followed by moisturizing to relieve any dryness. Lastly, we can even apply protectants to your upholstery after cleaning so they are more durable and more soil-resistant.

Remove embedded dander and sweat for healthier upholstery

Upholstery houses a lot of not so pleasant things such as dirt, dander, sweat and other oils. A professional cleaning can remove all these unpleasantries that are deeply embedded in the fibers for a healthier, refreshed couch. DIYs or rental machines just reach what’s on the surface. 

You wouldn’t wear the same shirt repeatedly if it wasn’t recently washed. Upholstery is no different. With the amount of traffic our couches and upholstery take on, it’s necessary to get it cleaned and flushed out yearly by professionals. Additionally, with our EPA safer choice cleaning products for upholstery, you know you will be left with clean upholstery that is free of harmful chemicals and safe for your family, pets and the environment.


Enhance the appearance of your upholstery

After months or even years of not cleaning your upholstery, it can be easy to not notice the dirt, grime, and debris that’s been packed on. It starts to blend in with the room as you go about your day-to-day routine. With professional cleaning, you will see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your furniture and home. From conditioning your leather couch to spot treating areas on furniture that need extra care, you’ll enhance the presentation of any room with renewed upholstery. 

Left end of a leach couch with a pillow


Improve air quality

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, your upholstery could be causing related symptoms in your home. Indoor allergens can come from a number of sources like dust mites or pet dander that are hidden on your couch. These allergens then get circulated into the air from constant room traffic and movement on furniture. This can create symptoms similar to pollen allergies such as sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes. By getting your furniture professionally cleaned, irritating allergens can be removed from the fabric to improve the air quality in your home. This will help you breathe easier both on and off the couch.

Blue Fabric Chair in Home


Get rid of lingering odors

Odors tend to linger and nothing is worse than just masking the smell with air fresheners. Leftover residue from food or pet messes can make for some foul smells on your upholstery. Our professional cleaning can resolve just that by attacking odors at the source to neutralize them. Our deodorizer utilizes natural enzymes to limit foul odors and reduce odor-causing bacteria. Get back to fresh upholstery with the help of our trained technicians.

Does your upholstery need a professional clean? Whether it’s microfiber, polyester, cotton, wool, linen, or leather, Stanley Steemer has you covered. Call 1-800-STEEMER or schedule online for furniture and upholstery cleaning near you.
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