Furniture Cleaning 101 . . .

Furniture Cleaning, it’s a bit different than all of the other cleaning that we routinely do in our homes each and every day. In fact, it’s kind of “special” because it’s only done every once in a while, instead of daily or weekly. Truthfully, most of the time, we aren’t really sure how often we should do it, so we put it off for as long as we possibly can. We all have favorite go to cleaners for dusting, washing floors or windows, but when it comes to furniture, we’re never quite sure what to use, so unless we have a stubborn stain or unexpected spill, we hardly ever think of calling in a professional upholstery cleaner.

These days, buying furniture is exhausting and expensive.  The experience of searching online and visiting local stores trying to get the best price, but also wanting to see, feel, and sit on what you are about to invest for your home takes time. Because of the cost and the durability needed to withstand family wear and tear, its important to make an informed choice. From leathers to nylons to cottons to polyesters, each material offers pros and cons that can make life a little easier or a bit more difficult when it comes to the daily grind! Although we cant really recommend the best fabric choice for your family, we can offer a few Duraclean cleaning tips when it comes to keeping your furniture looking its best

Use that vacuum cleaner. With all of the new and improved vacuums out there, there are special attachments that make it easier to keep your furniture clean, getting into all of the tiny crevices that might seem quite impossible to reach. The more regularly you vacuum, the cleaner the surface of your furniture will be and the more likely you will avoid missing something left behind that could leave a permanent mark or stain on your favorite sofa

Fabric Cleaners, use them if you must, but we definitely suggest “testing” them on a small inconspicuous part of your furniture that wont show too much if it leaves a mark (possibly the underneath side of a cushion, that way if it does, it’s well hidden where no one else will see it!).  Be sure to look at the “test” patch 24 hours after you’ve used it just to check for discolorations or residual affects.  Always be careful when cleaning with chemicals. Odors can be strong, causing headaches and even breathing issues. If you need to, wear a mask to protect you from annoying fumes, ands don’t be shy about opening windows, or turning on fans to keep things circulating.

Act on spills IMMEDIATELY. The quicker you are in cleaning up a spill, the less chance you have for that spill becoming a permanent part of your furniture design! Google the best ways to clean up your specific spill, there are a few different options out there. Always remember, no matter how hard you try, there are just sometimes you NEED to call a PROFESSIONAL

Once you’ve determined it’s time for a Professional, do your homework and make sure that you’ve chosen the very best. Use a company with a good reputation, and lots of experience. With over 30 years in the Restoration business servicing Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore County and the surrounding areas, our professional cleaners are ready to meet ALL of your Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning needs.  Offering friendly, trust worthy,  detail oriented service with a variety of products that are not only environmentally friendly, but safe to be used around children and pets.

So take a moment to look around your house and check out the furniture in each room. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a professional cleaning, now is the perfect time. We are offering a MARCH SPECIAL . . . Receive an additional 10% off of ALL of your Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning needs through the end of the month.

Call 410-838-7330 to set up an appointment.  and remember, whether BIG or small, Duraclean is ALWAYS ready to get the job done!