1) How often should I have my furniture steam cleaned?
For most people, it’s best to steam clean your furniture every three years; however, depending on the amount of use and wear your furniture gets, you may want to clean it more or less frequently. For example, if you have pets that shed a lot, then it might be necessary for you to clean more frequently. If you don’t use the piece as much as other pieces in your home or if you can’t remember the last time you cleaned it, then there is no rule set in stone that says you must wait two years before cleaning. The best thing to do is pay attention to how often the fabric becomes dirty and/or stained that over several cleanings periods you will have a good idea of how frequently you should clean. For better result we recommend hire professional upholstery cleaning Sydney service.
2) Can I steam clean delicate fabrics?
Yes, it is possible to steam clean heavy soiled fabric on upholstered pieces such as leather and solid wood furniture. If the piece of furniture is delicate or has intricately detailed stitching, then we recommend having it dry cleaned instead. Dry cleaning can remove any stains that might result from moisture seeping into delicate fabrics over time and cause damage.
3) Does professional upholstery cleaning damage my fabric?
No, if performed properly there should be no damage done to your fabric. However, if the company doesn’t give you specific care instructions or if they say they can’t guarantee their work because “all things are different,” then that is your first sign of an unprofessional company who might give you bad advice or damage your upholstery.
4) Really, I don’t have to get my sofa steam cleaned every 3 years?
No, not really. It’s more than okay to wait longer than 3 years if the fabric remains clean and unstained during the period of time you waited. But, for most people it is best to steam clean furniture at least once every three years since this is how often people typically replace their sofas and couches anyway and sometimes even sooner depending on wear and tear or stains. If you find that waiting longer than three years means that your upholstery never gets dirty, then we recommend getting it steam cleaned every five years.
5) Can steam cleaning help with allergens?
Yes, if you have an allergen that is triggered by dust then having your furniture steam cleaned will remove the allergens that cause it to attack. Also, if you or someone in your home has asthma and dust triggers their attacks, then steam cleaning can help remove some of these elements from your upholstery; however, keep in mind that it isn’t guaranteed 100% effective since there are many other things in the air like outdoor pollutants and contaminants. According to American Cleaning Institute (ACI), “Upholstered furniture does not pose a significant allergenic risk when properly cared for.” So, essentially if you’re looking for something to make your home 100% free from allergens, steam cleaning is not the best option.
6) Can I steam clean a leather couch?
Yes, it’s actually a great idea to steam clean a leather couch every couple of years. We recommend dry cleaning if you have a delicate leather or suede that should be protected from moisture; however, most leather furniture can handle getting rinsed with water and going through the entire process just like fabric upholstery. Leather is also more durable than many people think it is which means you won’t necessarily void your warranty by having it cleaned professionally by upholstery cleaning Melbourne service providers instead of doing it yourself with home methods. That being said, some types of stains are more difficult for professional cleaners to remove than others so keep this in mind when you go through the process of having your couch steam cleaned.
7) Can I steam clean a microfiber sofa?
Yes, it’s fine to steam clean a microfiber upholstery piece as long as it does not have a print or complicated design that could be damaged by water or moisture. Microfiber typically requires dry cleaning but since its popularity in home decor has skyrocketed over the last decade, many companies offer both dry and wet cleaning options so if yours doesn’t, then pick up the phone and call another company who can handle the task for you. Also, let them know if your microfiber is dark colored because this fabric tends to bleed almost every time it gets washed with soap which means there might be a chance of residual soap left behind which can discolor your furniture.