Upholstery is one of the parts of our homes we often forget about cleaning- unless there was some sort of mishap. Although there are ways for you to clean your upholstery yourself, different fabrics require different cleaning techniques. Worst case scenario, you could even worsen any stains you are trying to get out or ruin your furniture altogether. That’s why it’s always a good idea to call in the professionals. Here’s how you can prepare for your professional upholstery cleaning.
If you are having the professionals come clean your upholstery, you want to make sure there isn’t anything in their way. Remove clutter both from the floor and the furniture itself. This can be anything from children’s toys and shoes to blankets and pillows. You may also want to make sure none of your TV remotes have gotten lost between the cushions of your couch or favorite chair.
Put Away Fragile or Valuable Items
Along with clutter, you’ll want to make sure that anything fragile or valuable is out of the way of the cleaners. Although cleaners take the utmost care, accidents do happen. If you have any fragile or valuable items located near the upholstery that is going to be cleaned, it’s best to just put it away until after your furniture has been cleaned.
Another way to prepare for professional upholstery cleaning is to move your furniture. If you have a coffee table or side tables nearby, move them to another room for the time being. This will allow the cleaners to have optimal moveability and ease of access to the upholstery they are there to clean.
Make Note of Problem Areas
It can sometimes be hard to tell what is a stain and what is a shadow. Lighting or shadows can often disguise blemishes in the material as well. If there are any specific areas you would like your cleaners to focus on, let them know beforehand.
Have Arrangements for Pets Beforehand
If you have pets that might not be happy about loud machines or strangers in the home, make arrangements for them beforehand. You can keep them in a separate area of the home. You could even let your friends or family pet-sit for you for the day. With pets out of the way, the professionals will be able to complete the cleaning process quickly without worries.
Clear a Path
The professionals will have equipment they will need to take to the furniture being cleaned. Make sure there is a clear path from the front door to whatever is being cleaned. With a clear path, the cleaners will be able to get the job done quickly and professionally and there won’t be a risk of them tripping while going to and from their truck.
If you’re looking to have your upholstery professionally cleaned, Thomas’ Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services can help. Give us a call at 931-552-7847 or contact us online!