Is It Time for Professional Upholstery Cleaning? Know the Signs

Is It Time for Professional Upholstery Cleaning? Know the Signs


From couches, to dining chairs, to daybeds, upholstery is an essential part of every home. Over time, pets, children and general use will cause your upholstery to age, discolour and stain. Sometimes it happens so gradually, it can be hard to recognise when it’s time to have your upholstery professionally cleaned. So, here are some tell-tale signs from our Sunshine Coast upholstery cleaning team.

Pet hair

If you have a pet, you’ll know just how difficult pet hair is to get off your upholstery. While vacuuming and lint rollers can be used to get rid of most of the visible pet hair, overtime these hairs can work their way deeper into the fabric and make your furniture look old and worn.

Stubborn stains 

Sometimes, despite your best efforts cleaning, there are stains on your upholstery you just can’t get rid of. Children are constant sources of stains, whether it’s dirty feet, a juice spill or eating food on the couch, you can end up with lots of stains. And kids aren’t the only culprits, red wine and other beverages can leave nasty stains.

Unpleasant odours 

Stains and hair aren’t the only things your upholstery will pick up. With everyday use, your upholstery will pick up bad smells. If you can smell something a bit off in your home, but can’t find an obvious source, there’s a good chance it’s your upholstery.

Grubby appearance 

This one can be the hardest to recognise. Even if there aren’t obvious stains or pet hairs, your upholstery can start to look grubby. Light coloured upholstery is the most obvious, as it will become darker in patches where people sit or lounge.

Got upholstery that needs professional cleaning? Call New Life Cleaning today. Our upholstery cleaning specialists use a five-stage process to lift stubborn dirt, stains and hair to get your furniture looking as good as new.