When your upholstery is made up of fine fabrics, leather or leatherette, remember that direct sunlight will destroy your upholstery with prolonged exposure. Direct sunlight can cause upholstered furniture to fade and even fray. Try to position it so that it doesn’t sit in the sun for extended periods.
Airborne pollutants such as fumes from cooking or smoke can also harm your fabric. It isn’t always easy to avoid that from happening, however, proper ventilation can help. It can also help with odor control, as upholstered furniture can easily absorb odors.
Regularly Vacuum Clean Upholstered Sofas and Chairs
Vacuum your upholstered furniture weekly for general cleaning and to remove surface soil. This also prevents dirt from becoming embedded into the fibers.
You can also use a brush to gently whisk the dirt away. Make sure to always use a soft-bristled brush so that you don't snag the fabric.
Turn Over the Cushions
You can extend your upholstered furniture’s life by periodically turning over the loose cushions and fluffing them. This easy maintenance method allows for an even distribution of wear and tear, and your cushions won’t develop indentations right away. It also helps keep cushions in shape.
Change the cushions around from one part to the other in addition to turning them over. Some seats get more usage than others, so changing cushions around will ensure even usage.
How to clean spills and stains on your fabric sofa?
The golden rule is to react quickly when your fabric and upholstered sofa is stained. Your first priority should be removing as much liquid as possible before it has the chance to soak into the fibers of the fabric, which will minimize the chances of a stain forming. You can grab some kitchen roll or a dry cloth and begin to blot the surface liquid. Then, use a fresh, damp cloth to dab at any marks that have appeared. If you’re quick, you can often avoid a stain altogether or at the very least reduce any surface blemishes.
Hire a Professional Upholstery Cleaner
Seek the help of a professional cleaner, who will be able to use specialist deep cleaning equipment that won’t spoil your fabric.
Hiring professional upholstery cleaners ensures that your upholstered furniture is deep cleaned, something which vacuuming alone cannot achieve. Moreover, only professional methods can remove certain stubborn stains on your upholstery.