Keeping a house clean is a big deal. The bigger the house, the bigger the deal. While keeping rugs and carpets seems pretty straightforward, upholstered furniture can pose a rather significant challenge. At Peachtree Carpet Cleaning LLC, we take pride in the work we do and would like to share how often we recommend getting upholstery cleaning services and what you should do in between cleanings.
When it comes to deciding how often upholstery should be cleaned, it really depends on the kind of wear and tear it receives. Inside the home of a single person or a couple who have no children, no pets, and who do not smoke, upholstery can generally go 18 months to 2 years without a cleaning. If, however, it is subjected to the wear and tear of family life, it will need to be cleaned more often.
The first line of defense for upholstery is consistent vacuuming. Though furniture may not show dirt as much as the floor, it certainly attracts it. By vacuuming upholstery once or twice a week, homeowners can increase the amount of time in between professional cleanings. By keeping dust and pet hair off of the material, homeowners can increase the longevity of their furniture.
Due to the fact that most homes are not ideal for upholstered furniture, we often tell homeowners that they should have it fully cleaned 2 weeks before it starts looking dirty. Even though that sounds crazy, it gets the point across that the best thing to do for upholstery is figure out how long it takes to get dirty and schedule cleanings for around that time. If, for example, furniture starts to look dirty around the 12-month mark, schedule cleanings for every 11 months!