Once or Twice a Year? How Often Should You Clean a Fabric Sofa?

May 22, 2019

On average, the dirtiest furniture piece in your home is your upholstered sofa.

It makes sense when you think about how much spills, dirt, dust, and grime it receives on a daily basis – not to mention, the fact that you don’t realise it needs as much vacuuming and cleaning as your carpet does.

 

However, as it turns out, you’re not the only homeowner who doesn’t know how often you should wash your upholstery and it’s quite disturbing given the benefits it has to offer such as:

 

  • Extending the life of your sofa
  • Improving  its appearance
  • Removing any bad odour; and
  • Clearing away allergens

 

How Often Should You Have Your Sofa Cleaned?

In a nutshell, you should vacuum your sofa at least every week or every time you vacuum the floor. Meanwhile, you should call for a fabric sofa cleaning service after every six months or a year, depending on how dirty or how often you use it.

 

Of course, there’s more to learn about upholstery cleaning. There are several factors that have to be taken into consideration, some of which are as follows:

 

Kids and Pets – Nobody can soil a sofa quite like your kids and pets. Over time, their daily activities, the majority of which are done on your upholstery, can leave dirt, oil residue, pet dander, and other contaminants that make it look grimy and old.

 

Light coloured upholstery can easily make this dirt and grime more visibly than darker coloured fabrics, but it doesn’t mean that these impurities aren’t there.

 

Bacteria and Viruses – Besides the visible dirt, bacteria and viruses may have also couched in your sofa. It could be the case particularly if your furniture is subject to a lot of traffic by pets and kids, and make everyone in your household at risk for illnesses.

 

Hence, if you’ve had a bout of illness at home, your fabric sofa could be put to blame and it would be a good idea to get your upholstery cleaned and sanitised regularly to keep germ population at bay.

 

Harmful Particulates and Chemicals

In addition to these, paint, plastics, aerosols and other household products can all leave their residue in the fabric of your sofa. These particulates are often loaded with chemicals that can trigger allergies and may not be great for your health overall.

 

Fabric sofa cleaning services use safe techniques and eco-friendly products to deliver deep cleaning and remove the harmful particles from your sofa.

 

Professional Sofa Cleaning Services

Vacuuming your upholstery on a regular basis is essential for keeping it as dirt-free as possible. But, it’s equally important to have it professionally cleaned. At least once a year is a good timescale but it only applies if you have no pets or kids in the house.

 

Otherwise, you should think about having your fabric sofa at least twice in a year. This cleaning interval will guarantee your couch will be fresh and clean year round.

 

If it was a long time since you’ve had your upholstery cleaned then maybe now is the best time to contact our team at Clean Care today and discover how our upholstery cleaning services can breathe new life into your sofa.

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