There are so many things in every home that can ruin furniture. It’s crushing to spend all morning cleaning the house only to have your cleanly fantasies swept away by a tide of children, pets and guests. Following these simple tips can extend the life of your clean upholstery so that you can spend more time relaxing and less time fretting. For all of your other upholstery cleaning needs, there are the experts at ServiceMaster DSI in Springfield and Branson, Missouri.
The first step in keeping upholstery clean is knowing that time is of the essence! Acting fast in response to a stain is critical. Stains and spills can often be successfully cleaned if attended to immediately. If allowed to set, they can become ugly, permanent spots. As soon as a spill occurs, blot out the stain with a clean cloth and absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Be careful not to apply too much pressure as this will force the liquid deeper into the upholstery and makes your job even harder.
Next, keep in mind the different levels of dirtiness. Some stains can be removed by simply blotting-up the spill, while others will come off with a thorough vacuuming of the upholstery. Tougher spills may require the use of a steam cleaner or a certain kind of spray cleaner. The tag on the upholstery will let you know what it requires!
Finally, it’s always important to keep calm. Vigorously rubbing a stain will damage the upholstery fabric and possibly turn a cleanable stain into a ragged hole. Mixing the wrong cleaning solution will most likely stain your fabric further. Every time there’s a spill, take a deep breath, assess the situation, and act quickly and calmly. If things get out of hand, you can always call the upholstery cleaning experts at ServiceMaster DSI in Springfield and Branson, Missouri.