Upholstery Care 101

Here are some simple tips to keep your upholstery looking its very best:

1. Periodically flip the cushions as this helps to divide wear evenly.

2. Vacuum your upholstery at least once a week to keep dirt and dust particles from settling into the fibers.

3. Protect your upholstery from excessive sunlight as it can cause color loss over time.

4. Clean up spills immediately to avoid permanent damage.

Note: Be careful which products you use on your upholstery as some can cause permanent staining or color loss.

Purple chair with book

Carpet Cleaning Misconception: "Cheap" Carpet is Easier to Clean

Fact: Inexpensive, or "cheap", carpeting can actually be much more difficult to clean and tends not to clean up as well. Why? Oftentimes these types of carpet lack the fabric protection application that typically comes standard on new carpet. It also wears down much faster so while it may have been installed within the past few years, it doesn't look new with the amount of wear it shows. Since traffic wear is actually damage to the carpet fiber, cleaning cannot remedy the situation.

Carpet Cleaning Misconception Cheap Carpet is "Easier" to Clean

How to Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture Part 5- Fabric

Some cloth fabrics are machine washable. Other fabrics, such as acrylic, can be spot cleaned with water and a mild soap. However, the best way to clean your fabric upholstery is to call in the professionals. If you’re looking to clean your upholstered furniture (inside or out), let us know. We can help! 💪

How to Maintain Outdoor Furniture Fabric

How to Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture Part 1-Wicker

Even though most outdoor fabrics are quite durable, they still require regular maintenance to prevent hastened deterioration. Most outdoor furniture can be cleaned with soap and water. It is best not to use abrasive cleaning agents as this can damage the furniture. Since there are so many types of outdoor furniture, we will address specific cleaning recommendations one material at a time in the next series of posts. It’s important to keep in mind these are just suggestions and you should always read the tags on your furniture pieces prior to cleaning and test in a non-conspicuous spot.

🔹 Part 1: Wicker: Wicker furniture can be cleaned quite easily. Simply remove the cushions and spray it down with a hose. If it is still dirty it can be washed using a sponge, a mild soap, and cold water. It is best to store the cushions inside during the winter months and keep the frames covered.

How to Maintain Outdoor Upholstery Wicker

A Surprising Reason You Should Have Your Carpets Cleaned Every 6 Months If You Have Young Children

Experts recommend a deep cleaning every 6 months in homes with young children but not because kids tend to track more into dirt into the home. It’s actually for safety reasons backed up by the American Lung Association. Carpets trap bacteria, mold spores, dust, and other unwanted particles that pose more of a risk to children because of the amount of time they tend to spend on the floor playing. Having your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis is a key way to maintain a safe play space for your loved ones.

Baby Surprising Reason Why Should Have Carpets Cleaned