Why upholstery cleaning isn’t just for your grandma’s sofa

When we talk upholstery cleaning, we’re not referring to that squeaky, plastic cover that protected your grandmother’s floral-patterned sofa. We’re not even talking about dusty, antique pieces cluttering up unused sitting rooms or museums. Nope – this is about you and your home, right now.

Yes, your fresh, modern, and trendy upholstery and furniture should be professionally cleaned once every 6 months. That means office chairs, chaise lounges, ottomans, headboards, and all the rest of it. Have you been sticking to the program?

Here, we explain why it’s so important to bring in a professional cleaner to tackle your couches and chairs. After all, you need your home to keep up with your busy Marin County, San Rafael, or Bay Area lifestyle!

1. Create a healthy home


Even if you’re super strict about who or what is allowed near your sofa, it’s still constantly collecting dirt, dust, bacteria, and other allergens. When you flop on the couch after a walk on the beach or hike up Mount Diablo, you’re bringing bits of the Bay Area right home with you…

The fine fibres on your sofa and upholstery are a haven for microscopic materials. Every time you sit down, you’re stirring these particles up and releasing them into the air. This can create a subtle yet uncomfortable atmosphere – especially for people who have allergies.

While regular vacuuming with an upholstery vacuum is a good start, a professional deep cleaning service will truly get into the tough-to-reach zones so you can breathe easy once again.

2. Anyone else smell that…?


Before we get into it, we just want to clarify – we’re not suggesting you’re unclean. We know how hard you work to maintain a tidy and organized home.

However, when you spend a lot of time in one area (such as the living room), it’s easy to become a little ‘nose blind’ to the way a space smells. And when you spend a lot of time in one area (such as the couch), it’s only natural that it can develop a bit of an odor.

From cuddly pets to busy kids to spilled popcorn during movie marathons, your furniture absorbs a lot of activity. Professional cleaning will eliminate the source of those smells and instantly refresh your space.

3. Make the most of your investment

Even budget-friendly couches can cost a pretty penny, and it’s important to make sure your investment can hold up over time.

Dirt and dust can rub against the fibres in your furniture and upholster and cause the fabric to deteriorate. Grease, sweat, or accidental spills will also quickly threaten the lifespan of your sofa.

Taking the time to get your furniture professionally cleaned can pay off in the long run, helping your upholstery to maintain its quality for years to come. Not to mention, it’ll keep it looking beautiful, too!

But why pro cleaning?

Okay, you get it – you need to deep clean your furniture regularly. But why should you bring the professionals in?

It comes down to equipment and procedure – professional upholstery cleaning involves a customized treatment using hot or cold water extraction and cleaning products that are suited towards the material and style of your furniture.

Different pieces, fabrics, and problems require specialized solutions. If these products and procedures aren’t handled properly, it can lead to color fading or bleeding, stain spots, or mold and mildew.

If you’re ready to take a page from grandma’s book and put some energy into caring for your upholstery and furniture, get in touch with our expert team to learn how we can help.

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