Along with carpet and floor cleaning, American Cleaning Service Co. is proud to offer upholstery cleaning. Upholstered furniture pieces in a home or business can become quite dingy-looking from dirt, allergens, and pet dander building up over time and they should be cleaned regularly.
On average, the dirtiest piece of furniture in the house is the couch. This is can be true in businesses as well, especially a business where children or pets visit.
It’s ideal to have upholstered furniture professionally cleaned every 6-12 months, depending on how much use the furniture gets. When American Cleaning Service cleans upholstery, it gets rid of everything that degrades the fibers of the furniture over time. This helps to prolong the life of the furniture.
To determine if the furniture is in need of a professional cleaning, there are two tests that can be done:
- Towel Test
Take a clean, white cotton towel and rub it over the upholstery. If it comes away grey and dirty, it’s time to schedule a cleaning.
- Pet Dander Test
Pet dander and dust are a little harder to see. Test for it by rubber banding a piece of black fabric over the end of a vacuum cleaner hose and then run the hose across the furniture. If it collects any white debris during this process, there’s pet dander or dust present.
Along with making furniture look cleaner and extending its lifespan, professional upholstery cleaning can help reduce allergies and asthma attacks by eliminating pet dander or other allergens that might be clinging to the fabric.
Next time American Cleaning Service comes to clean the flooring, ask about getting the upholstered furniture cleaned as well. Having a company that can do both is a convenient way to keep the whole place looking great.