These days, almost every house in Australia comprises a couple of upholstery pieces of furniture. Even though upholstery cleaning significantly enhances the ambiance of the house, no one bets an eye on cleaning them.
One may wonder whats is the reason behind this ignorance, and the answer is pretty simple, no one knows what upholstery is?
Here at Lounge Master, we take upholstery cleaning in Sydney very seriously. If you want to know more about upholstery and upholstery cleaning, keep reading as you will learn everything there is to know.
What is Upholstery?
In simple terms, upholstery is the padding and fabric that covers different types of furniture such as; love seats, sofas, armchairs, stools, ottomans, and carpets.
Everything you need to know about upholstery cleaning.
By now, you probably have an understanding that upholstery cleaning just refers to cleaning the fabric and padding that upholsters your furniture. This process may sound like a piece of cake, but it is a lot more complex than you would expect.
To get you started, upholstery is usually made up of relatively delicate and fragile fabrics like cotton. In most cases, most furniture covered in upholstery does generally not allow you to simply remove the upholstery to wash it separately. Cleaning such upholstery requires precision, special equipment, and a valuable guide to carry out the process.
Firstly, upholstery requires a thorough inspection to identify any damages such as tears. Secondly, the fabric is adequately vacuumed, deodorized, rinsed, and dried by another vacuuming session. Similarly, you can also do all this with hot water extraction, or most commonly known as steam cleaning.
Keep in mind that all of this requires special equipment. Do not get inspired by a DIY youtube cleaning video. You will be sorry you did.
Benefits of Upholstery cleaning.
Similar to carpet cleaning and other regular cleaning chores, the benefits of upholstery cleaning are the same. The benefits are as followed:
- Enhanced indoor quality and atmosphere.
- Removal of allergens.
- Removal of dirt, dust, grime and more.
In essence, doing regular cleaning of your house is the right thing to do.
How often should I clean my upholstery or have it cleaned?
The answer to this is subjective as it is dependant on different variables. Do you have pets? Do you have kids? Do you work outdoors and frequently put your feet in grime and dirt?
If your answer to any one of these questions is yes, then you should probably clean your upholstery or get it cleaned at least once in six months. If twice a year is not possible, then once a year or every eighteen months should also get the job done.
To check if you are past due for a cleaning, here is a simple test. Take a clean white cloth, dip it in water and rub sturdily along your armchairs, sofas, and others. If the white cloth turns brown from absorbing dirt, then you know it is time for a good old cleaning.
Upholstery Cleaning services.
As mentioned above, upholstery is made up of delicate fabrics, and it requires particular types of equipment to clean it properly. You can always rent different cleaning equipment from hardware stores, but it is not recommended. Having to rent different types of equipment and cleaning yourself can be really tedious, expensive, and time-consuming. Instead, if you opt for an upholstery cleaning service, you can leave the job to the professionals.
Cleaning companies have access to proper equipment and have experienced professionals on their cleaning crew.
If you are in Australia, Lounge Master Sydney offers dependable upholstery cleaning services in the coastal area. If you require further information, feel free to reach out to us. Our credentials can be found on our website.