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5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Upholstery

5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Upholstery

Your couches and sofas are some of the most used and abused pieces of furniture in your house. Your furniture serves as a bed for your Sunday naps, a playground for your kids, and sometimes even a dinner table. All that time on your upholstery makes them pretty disgusting. Germs, dead skin cells, hair, sweat, dirt, and crumbs build up in your upholstery, making your couch a magnet for more filth. A nasty couch, recliner, or sofa gives off unpleasant odors. Bacteria and filth can wear at the upholstery fabric, causing it to age and ruin quicker. Upholstered furniture is no small investment, therefore we have some tips to help maintain your upholstery.

1-Vacuum Your Couches Regularly

All that time snuggling, eating, and watching your favorite shows on your sofa, unfortunately, bring a lot of germs. Vacuuming your couch cushions regularly will help prevent the dirt and gunk from getting buried into the fibers of your upholstery as fast as it normally would.

2- Rotate and Fluff Sofa Cushions

Rotating and turning your sofa cushions frequently will help evenly distribute the plumpness of your seats. Doing so will help you to avoid the dreaded dents that can often be found in the back and seat cushions. After rotating, do not forget to fluff!

3-Place Upholstery Away from Direct Sunlight

The sun's rays are harsh and can cause permanent sun bleaching to your furniture, consequently ruining it quicker. To avoid having this happen to your upholstery, place upholstered furniture away from direct sunlight.

4- Clean Up Messes and Spills Quickly

Messes and spills are a normal part of life! However, the next time you spill spaghetti or juice on your couches, act quickly! Remove solids immediately, and dab (don't rub!) at the spot with a white washcloth. Reacting to spills quickly will give it less time to absorb deeper into your upholstery.

5- Find the Best Upholstery Cleaner

After taking one good look at your couch, you will know it is probably time to give it a good cleaning. However, between all the upholstery fabrics, colors, and materials, no one couch is the same. Every piece of upholstered furniture must be cleaned differently. Think again before you throw on some random couch cleaner from your cupboard. Many couch cleaners use harsh chemicals or bleaching agents that can make stains look worse than before, and can even ruin your furniture!

If you do not know how to clean a couch, look no further! Zerorez® Columbia offers the greatest and safest upholstery cleaning around! Our professional technicians clean your surfaces with zr water®, which is a powerful yet gentle cleaning solution that does not contain any harsh chemicals, soaps, or detergents. Zr water® is simply water that has been electrolyzed and oxidized, making it safe for your kids, pets, and the environment! This non-toxic cleaning will leave behind Zero Residue® on your upholstery, meaning your couches stay cleaner longer. Choosing to have your upholstery cleaned the Zerorez® way will be the smartest decision you ever made. Schedule today! Your upholstery will thank you!