Furniture Cleaning and Care

With the appropriate care, your upholstered living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture can provide many years of splendid use. By carefully following the upholstery maintenance, cleaning, and stain removal information provided below, you can greatly extend the lasting beauty of your home living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture.

General Upholstery Care Guidelines and Cleaning Tips

Follow the simple guidelines below to keep all your upholstered furniture looking like new.

To avoid fading, keep upholstered home furniture away from direct sunlight.

Vacuum upholstered furniture as often as possible. Even if your home furniture has seen little use, the abrasive action of dirt and dust particles can wear the fibers of your upholstery fabric. For high-use furniture, it's a good idea to frequently beat the cushions and then vacuum and rotate them.

Damp-dust arms and headrest areas with a cleaning solution to prevent body oil accumulation on the upholstery fabric (be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendation as to the type of furniture cleaning solution to use).

Avoid placing newspapers directly on home furniture upholstery fabric, since ink will accumulate and is difficult to remove.

Never cover your upholstered home furniture with dark-colored blankets, sheets, etc., because the dyes can rub off onto fabric when dry or bleed when wet.

Avoid the use of dyes, paints, inks, nail polishes, and Mercurochrome around your upholstery fabric, since these substances alter color and will stain.

Never remove cushion covers for dry cleaning or machine washing, even though they have zippers.

Periodic professional cleaning will keep soil accumulation from marring the beauty of the upholstery of your home living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture.

For professional upholstery cleaning service call Seattle Carpet Cleaning at 206-331-3752.

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