• Tips to Extend the Life of Your Upholstery


    Instead of spending money on new furniture, extend the life of the upholstery you have.

    Let’s hear it for taking care of your upholstery! If you’re like most people, you shudder at the thought of spending money on new furniture. Instead of tossing out the old when it starts to look dingy, there are some simple ways to take care of your upholstered furniture, keep it looking great longer and extend its life.

    Tip #1: Vacuuming Is Your Friend

    When you vacuum your floors, go ahead and vacuum your upholstery too. It's one of the quickest and easiest ways to keep your furniture clean. Dirt and dust will work down into the weave of the fabric, making your furniture look dirty and drab. Vacuuming regularly can help slow down this process and keep your furniture looking brighter.

    Tip #2: Rotate the Cushions

    The cushions on your upholstered furniture can take a beating, and some spots get the most wear and tear. Rotating your cushions regularly can even out the wear, so they look better longer.

    Tip #3: Watch Out for Sunlight!

    Direct sunlight is one of the most damaging things for your upholstery. It can cause the fabric to fade and create uneven coloring. Keep your furniture away from direct sunlight when you can by placing it away from windows or by using curtains or blinds during the day.

    Tip #4: Have It Cleaned

    Nothing helps your furniture look better and last longer than professional cleaning. Like your carpets, once a year is a good rule of thumb for upholstery cleaning. Not only does it remove the deep down dirt, dust, allergens, pet dander and even dust mites, but it also tightens the fibers of the fabric and makes it look and feel newer, longer.

    You don't have to live with dirty, dingy, worn out upholstered furniture. A few simple tips and tricks can keep it looking great and give it a longer life. Schedule your upholstery cleaning with the experts at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, January 03, 2017
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