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Marshalltown Residents: Add Upholstery Cleaning to Your Spring To-Do List

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

When people think of spring cleaning, things that come to mind are items like windows, curtains and drapes, and carpets. It’s been a long winter and everyone is anxious to get things fresh for spring. Surprisingly however, the upholstery on your furniture is often the most neglected when it comes time for a deep, thorough cleaning. With everything your upholstered furniture has been through such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, the Super Bowl, and the family being stuck indoors, it deserves some attention.

To get your upholstery fresh and ready for spring, have it cleaned by the professionals at ServiceMaster of Marshalltown.

Upholstered furniture may not get as dirty as your carpets because you don’t walk on it, but the contact your upholstery has with people is far more up close and personal. We touch it with our hands, arms and heads which transfers body oils that attract dirt and other filth. Add to that skin particles, food crumbs and the oils they carry, plus the occasional spill, and you can see what upholstery is put through. If you have children, who knows what else finds its way into the fibers and between the cushions. Pets may leave their mark in more ways than one. Because we spend more time indoors during the winter, furniture can collect a lot of grime.

To keep soiling to a minimum and keep your upholstery looking new longer, there are things you can do short of wrapping everything in plastic:

  • Clean up spills and stains immediately. The longer the spill remains, the more it is absorbed into the fabric making it more difficult to remove. When you clean spills remember to blot and never rub. Next rinse the area with clear cool water and blot dry. If a stain remains, clean it with a mild detergent or a mix of vinegar and water.
  • Have upholstery treated with stain guard. Even if your furniture wasn’t treated at the factory, there are spray-on treatments that are quite effective.
  • Vacuum upholstery regularly using the upholstery attachment for your vacuum. Think how often you vacuum your carpets. Shouldn’t you vacuum furniture just as often? Don’t forget to use your vacuum’s crevice tool to clean between cushions and into the seams. Because that isn’t always convenient, you may consider purchasing a hand held vacuum.

Whether performing your regular cleaning tasks or tackling spring cleaning, don’t forget your upholstery. Taking care of it regularly will help preserve and protect your upholstery for years to come. Part of that care should include scheduling a periodic professional cleaning with ServiceMaster of Marshalltown. Contact us today.

If you need periodic cleaning or experience a cleaning emergency, in Marshalltown, Tama and State Center, Iowa, ServiceMaster of Marshalltown is the only call you need to make. Our trained professionals are ready to meet your cleaning challenges and keep your home or business looking its best.

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