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Spring Upholstery Cleaning Tips

Cleaning your upholstered furniture is a chore that often gets put off. However, did you know that cleaning your furniture can help to increase its lifespan? It is recommended that you have your upholstery professionally cleaned every 12-24 months, but what should you do to care for your textiles in the interim? We will cover how to clean different types of fabrics, remove stains and odors, and protect your furniture from future dirt and dust. Follow these tips, and your furniture will be looking (and smelling) like new in no time!

1. Vacuum Your Upholstery Regularly

Vacuum cleaning will help remove any dirt, dust, or pet hair accumulated on the surface. If you have a vacuum with an upholstery attachment, be sure to use it on all the nooks and crannies of your furniture.

2. Remove Stains Immediately

The longer a stain sits on your upholstery, the harder it will be to remove. Use a clean, white cloth to blot the stain and apply a mild cleaning solution. If the stain is still visible, you may need to call in a professional cleaner.

3. Protect Your Furniture from Future Stains Consider using throws or slipcovers on your upholstered furniture, especially if you have kids or pets. It will help keep the dirt and grime off your furniture and make it easier to clean.

4. Deodorize Your Upholstery

If your furniture starts to smell a little musty, try sprinkling baking soda on the surface. Let it sit for a few hours (or overnight), then vacuum it up. You can also use a fabric freshener, such as Febreze, to help eliminate odors.

5. Different Clean Types of Fabrics Properly

Upholstered furniture is usually made from one of three types of fabrics: natural fibers, synthetic fibers, or leather. Each type of fabric requires a different cleaning method. Be sure to research the best way to clean your particular type of fabric before you begin.

6. Take Your Furniture to a Professional If Necessary

If your upholstery is extremely dirty or stained, it may be time to call in a professional cleaner. Professional cleaners will have the knowledge and equipment to safely and effectively clean your furniture.


By following these tips, you can keep your upholstered furniture looking and smelling like new for years to come. Spring is the perfect time to start fresh, so why not use it as an opportunity to deep clean your upholstery? Your furniture will thank you for it! Contact Elite Carpet Cleaning to get a free quote on a professional cleaning.