No home is complete without the perfect lounging area. Your couch, sofa, recliner, or sectional ties together your living area in a way that no other piece of furniture can. It is on the cushions of these couches and sectionals where you create lots of memories with family and friends. It is also on these cushions where hundreds of thousands of dead skin cells, filth, and dirt build up. Gross! Not only is your couch a breeding ground for bacteria and germs, dust and dirt can also cause your upholstery fabric to wear faster. Most couches and sofas are very permeable, which means they absorb odors like nobody’s business. Proper upholstery maintenance and care are essential if you want to prolong the life of your upholstery.
1- Vacuum Upholstered Furniture Often
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
Frequent rotating or flipping of your couch cushions will help evenly distribute the plumpness of the seats and back cushions. Rotating cushions helps prevent wear in certain areas, as well as helping to avoid dreaded dents. No one wants to relax on a couch that sinks in and is worn out on the place where everyone sits. After rotating your cushions, do not forget to fluff!
3- Avoid the Sun’s Rays
When arranging the layout of your living area, make sure you position your upholstery away from direct sunlight. The sun’s harsh rays will likely sun-bleach the fabric, consequently ruining it quicker.
4-Clean Up Messes and Spills Quickly
We get it; spills happen! Rather than wallowing about the mess, snatch a white washcloth (white because colors and designs can transfer to the fabric). Use the washcloth to absorb the spill right away; do not rub! Quick spot treatment can prevent messes from soaking in too deep and creating a stain.
5- Fabric Protector
You can also stay on top of stains and messes before they happen by applying a fabric protector. Taking a dedicated stance toward keeping it clean earlier in the game will increase your couch cushions’ life expectancy. What better way to avoid stains than to resist them?
Upholstered fabrics tend to wear off quickly, especially in the high contact areas such as the seats, back cushions, and armrests. Because of the delicate nature and wide variety of fabrics used, our professionals at Zerorez® can find and apply the best fabric protector for your upholstery.
6- Find the Best Upholstery Cleaner
There is such a wide variety of upholstery fabric. From leather to microfiber, from velvet to silk, every piece of furniture needs to be cleaned differently. Your sofa will require some investigation because knowing what kind of upholstery cleaner to use can be pretty tricky. Many cleaners contain harsh chemicals that often make stains look worse than before. These harsh chemicals can leave a harmful residue on the fabric, discolor the material, or ruin your furniture entirely.
If you are nervous about where to start, or simply do not know how to clean a couch on your own, Zerorez® does the best upholstery cleaning around! You do not have to do any of the cleaning yourself. Our professionals use Powered Water®, which is a cleaning agent that is free of harsh chemicals. Powered Water® is water that has been electrolyzed and oxidized to create a powerful cleaning solution- it is the perfect couch cleaner! It is applied to the upholstery via low-pressure spray to loosen the grime and dirt that is embedded in the fibers of the fabric. Cleaning the Zerorez® way is non-toxic and safe! It leaves behind Zero Residue®, which keeps the fabric from soiling. You will not be disappointed! Cleaning with Zerorez® is the best way to take care of your upholstery.