This may seem like a no-brainer to some of you, but no - you cannot use water to clean your upholstery. Water often damages these fine furnishings, which you likely paid a pretty penny for! In order to elongate its lifetime, upholstered furniture needs to be properly taken care of. So, how do you clean it?
For quick, light (and regular) cleanings, you can use a vacuum and a clean cloth to remove any dirt or dust. However, to properly maintain this kind of furniture - whether it’s a sofa, loveseat, armchair, or even drapery - a deep, thorough, steam cleaning is always recommended throughout the year.
Depending on the amount of dust, dirt, and other debris around the house, your professional technician can advise a good deep-cleaning schedule for you. As always, every situation and piece of furniture is different - your armchair may not even need to be deeply cleaned as often as your sofa, or vice versa. Although, one thing is for sure - it’s always recommended to hire a professional steam cleaning company for these types of cleanings. Your technician is properly trained, certified, and is even covered by insurance - so you won’t have to worry at all! In fact, the equipment they use is far stronger than any do-it-yourself techniques, which is why you’ll immediately notice the difference in cleanliness.
So, if you’ve learned anything from this blog - please don’t use water to clean your furniture (whether it’s large, small, or upholstered with fabric or leather). Water can be extremely damaging, leave spots, and will absolutely shorten the lifetime of your precious (and expensive) furniture. If you’re in need of steam cleaning, The Steam Team is always happy to help and at your service. Just give us a quick call and we’ll send out a technician to inspect and clean your upholstered furniture!