• 3 Things That Can Go Wrong With DIY Upholstery Cleaning

    DIY Upholstery Cleaning

    Are you due for some upholstery and carpet cleaning? It’s so tempting to do it yourself, but there are some really good arguments against that. Here are just 3 things that can go wrong when you attempt DIY upholstery and carpet cleaning:

    Fabric Discoloration

    When you use a residential cleaning machine on your upholstery, it’s really easy to cause discoloration or damage to the fabric. If you use the wrong temperature water or the wrong types of products for the type of fabric, it can cause streaking or discoloration that often can’t be repaired.

    Dirt and Stains Are Left Behind

    If you aren’t a trained professional you could be doing yourself a disservice by trying to clean your upholstery yourself, because you could end up with the same stains and dirt that were there before. If you don’t use the right cleaning products, cleaning methods, and stain treatments, it’s almost as if you never cleaned it at all. The stains are still there even after all of your hard work.

    Too Much Moisture Left Behind

    If you don’t know how to get all of the moisture out of your furniture after cleaning, you could end up with permanent damage or dangerous mold. Water or moisture left behind could keep your furniture wet for an excessive amount of time.

    This means you not only can’t sit and relax on your furniture, but the water could sit in the fabric and cushions and cause damage or even mold growth. In that case, you will have to replace the fabric and padding and possibly even the whole piece of furniture.

    Upholstery cleaning is not only a lot of work, but it’s a science with special training and certification required of the professionals who do it. Instead of taking chances with things that can go wrong, trust the experts to get your furniture clean as well as looking and feeling great. You can always count on our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning to meet all of your upholstery and carpet cleaning needs.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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