Upholstery Cleaning: Facts and Tips

Upholstery Cleaning: Facts and Tips


When you are cleaning your upholstery, there are certain measures you should take to ensure you don’t damage or discolour your upholstery in the process. By following these simple tips, you can extend the life of your upholstery, while keeping it clean and grime free.

Clean new upholstery

It’s always best to give your upholstery a good clean when you first get it! While you might think upholstery straight from the store is clean, it is usually filled with chemicals due to a process called out-gassing. These chemicals can cause allergies, headaches or unpleasant odours.

Clean up spills right away

The longer a spill sits on upholstery, the more difficult it is to get out. Absorb as much of the spill as possible, as soon as possible, and then remove the stain while it is still wet. Try not to let the liquid reach the stuffing as this can make it hard to neutralise any accompanying odours.

Vacuum regularly

The best way to stop your upholstery looking grubby and worn is to vacuum it regularly. This will lift any dirt, fur or grime from the surface of the couch and prevent it from settling deeper in the fabric. Invest in a vacuum that has a specialised upholstery setting or attachment to make the job easier.

Pay attention to material

The material of your upholstery will determine the best way to clean it. Make sure you only use cleaning agents that are suitable for your material and always spot test the cleaning product on an area that is not noticeable first.

Does your upholstery need professional cleaning? Contact New Life Cleaning today. Our team of cleaning experts will use a five-step process to remove dirt and grime from your upholstery and have it looking brand new.