Discovering your home furniture style can difficult, even if you’ve been a homeowner for many years. Some Elizabethtown, PA homeowners may be comfortable mixing neon hues and glitzy designs, while others may be more suited to subtle beiges and tasteful earth tones. No matter how your styles and colors evolve, clean never goes out of fashion. A dingy sofa can bring down an entire living room, and a splotchy loveseat has the power to disrupt the feng shui of your study just by sitting there… splotched. Enlisting the specialized cleaners from ServiceMaster Fire & Water Clean Up is the perfect way to re-feng your shui. But first, it’s helpful to know why upholstery cleaning can make a major difference in your household.
Upholstery cleaning is one aspect of house cleaning that often goes unnoticed for a little too long, particularly because, aside from errant fruit juice, the change from clean to dirty can be very gradual. In fact, if you live in a child–free and pet–free household, you may unintentionally go years without a proper cleaning. While easy to do, this is not in your best household interest for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, there’s the matter of appearance. Even if you can’t see the change, all of your furniture slowly becoming darker and dustier can significantly change the atmosphere of a room. It can make your décor less vibrant overall, and may even cause similar colors to clash if certain pieces are getting dirtier than others. This process, though gradual, can undo any effort that has gone into decorating without regular upholstery cleaning. And it’ll do it right under your nose.
And speaking of noses, even if you’re not one for home decorating, there’s a good chance that you’re a fan of smelling. Upholstery that has gone without proper cleaning for too long can begin to add a certain smell to your home that you may not appreciate. Depending upon where the furniture in question in located, it could be kitchen smells, musty basement smells, or pet smells. Not only can it be difficult to determine where these smells are coming from, but with enough time, you might not be able to notice them anymore… but house guests can! This same concept can also be applied to allergies. Highly fibrous upholstery can harbor dander and other allergens. This means every time you get cozy it could be accompanied by some complimentary sneezing. Lucky you!
Say you’ve been convinced to get that upholstery cleaning done ASAP but don’t know where to fit it into your already busy schedule. Well, the good news is that not only is it unnecessary to do this type of house cleaning every day, but in fact, constant upholstery cleaning is actually a bad idea! Unless you’ve recently dipped your couch in chocolate, deep upholstery cleanings should only be done a few times a year or less. Spot cleaning is fine for little spills, but beyond that it can be damaging to your furniture. Too much cleaning can cause fading, fabric degradation, and discoloration. This is especially true if you try to do some deep cleanings on your own without consulting a professional first.