While regularly cleaning your carpeting and other flooring has become a no-brainer, have you forgotten about your furniture? Upholstery is usually the last thing we think needs to be cleaned - but, in reality, it should be cleaned often. So how can you tell your upholstery needs to be cleaned? There are two tricks you can use to tell if it’s time for a good ol’ steam cleaning!
First, take a white cloth and run it over the back of your upholstered furniture. If it comes off looking dusty and grimy - usually smeared with grey or black - then it’s definitely time for that cleaning. However, even if there is a little bit of grime on there, you probably want to at least run your vacuum over the furniture to prevent any allergens and dust from accumulating.
Another idea is to take a black cloth and attach it over the opening on the attachment of your vacuum with a rubber band. Put the attachment hose onto your furniture and turn the vacuum on - if there’s dust or debris on your furniture, you’ll surely be able to tell after you turn the vacuum off!
Now that you know how to tell if your upholstery is dirty, how are you supposed to clean it?
One of the best ways we recommend to clean your furniture like this is by steam cleaning. As steam cleaning professionals, we’re able to thoroughly clean your upholstery without leaving moisture. Best of all - if you have pets or kiddos, you don’t have to worry about the chemicals being safe! It’s recommended to do a deep clean like this once or twice per year, but don’t forget to regularly vacuum and “fluff” your pillows!
Are you ready for your furniture to look fresh and new? Call us over here at The Steam Team, we’d love to get you on the calendar!