If you think about it, your sofa is probably the most used piece of furniture in your home – it’s the go-to spot to watch tv, have a snack, relax and even entertain!
Despite using it so often, some people think it’s enough to use cloth covers, vacuum or wipe down the sofa – or other upholstery – to keep it clean and well maintained. While others don’t know how to properly take care of their sofas – which is interesting, considering the many benefits of sofa cleaning, like:
Remember the amount of time you spent shopping around for the perfect couch? And remember how once you found it, how happy you were with how it fits into your living space just right, with its perfect colour tone and its firm but cosy feel?
However, what happens at times is that, after only a few months, you notice the colour has faded, the seats look stained and lumpy – causing the couch and your entire room to look drab.
While this is expected – since it is a by-product of regular usage – nobody wants their home to look anything less than great.
By cleaning and maintaining your couch correctly, you can ensure that your sofa will look brand new for a long time.
There are a couple of ways of doing this; if you have the time, you can research the different ways to deep clean your sofa and do it yourself. If you’re too busy to do it yourself, you can always hire professional cleaners to do the job for you!
Maintains longevity of furniture
When you bought your couch, you likely spent a lot of money on it. Let’s face it, furniture is expensive – and the last thing you want to do is switch out your couches very often.
Buying quality furniture for your home is like an investment. You’d want to take good care of it to get the most out of it.
When contaminants get into your sofa, they start staining your upholstery. The longer they stay, the more it breaks down the integrity of the fibres or other material.
By investing in using the proper cleaning tools or by getting it cleaned by professionals, you are equipped to take care of your furniture the right way. Regular upholstery cleaning helps to prevent this damage from occurring.
We’re sure you’re thinking that getting these solutions and tools or hiring professionals will be very expensive by itself.
And you’re sort of right, but it actually will end up saving you money in the long run!
How? Well, when you take good care of the fabric, fillers and other parts of your sofa, you end up spending less money:
- Purchasing lots of equipment to clean it over and over again
- Reupholstering or mending tears and rips in your sofa repeatedly
- Replacing your sofa for a new one more often than your wallet would like!
The key point to remember is the longer you have your sofa looking good, the longer you will keep it!
Keeping your room hygienic is arguably the most important benefit.
Did you know that just by cleaning your sofa regularly, you can improve the air quality of your room?
You see, your sofa is a hotbed of dust, food crumbs, bacteria and many allergens.
When pets come in from their walks, kids from school, or even when you get home from work, the sofa’s the first place to jump onto.
The upholstery of the sofa latches on to dust and absorb spills quickly and, from there, allows bacteria to grow.
When people sit on the sofa, it releases these microparticles into the air, which then spreads across your home. This can cause health risks to your family – especially if there is a spread of allergens.
Also, smells from food, smoke and spills attach themselves easily onto fabric – which contributes to spreading unwanted odours across your home. So effectively tackling these issues sets you on the right path for a happy, clean home.
Cleaning it yourself is a more cost-effective option; however, there are a few key points to look out for:
- Do your research into the correct cleaning solutions for your sofa fabric
- Buy the necessary tools so that you use these solutions safely – for yourself and your furniture
- Regularly clean – and maintain a sofa deep clean schedule
- Allow your sofa to dry before allowing your family to use it.
The downside to doing it yourself is that it will take a lot of time, and you don’t have the knowledge and experience that professional cleaners do.
Professional sofa cleaning services ensure that everything is done correctly, all the little nooks and crannies are cleaned, and there will be no damage to the fabric!
Oh, and did we mention? By hiring a professional sofa cleaning service, you save a lot of your precious time too!