The new year has arrived, and you’re likely ready to get your home into pristine shape to welcome 2021. If you can’t remember the last time you had your furniture upholstery cleaned, it’s time for the fabric of your home’s seating surfaces to get an update. Check out these signs that it might be time to call in the professionals for an upholstery cleaning.
There’s a visible difference between used and unused areas of furniture.
It’s normal for the color of your furniture to fade a little bit with time, especially if it’s in an area of your home that gets a lot of sunlight. When you pull up a cushion or look at an area of your upholstery that’s typically covered with a pillow or a blanket, notice the color. If the unused areas are lighter than the used areas, it means that it’s time to get your upholstery cleaned.
Your furniture no longer smells fresh.
Get up close to your favorite couch and take a whiff. Does it have the fresh-from-the-store smell, or does it smell stale or even a little funky? Soft surfaces absorb odors and can cause your home to smell less than inviting. The good news: getting your upholstery cleaned regularly can switch up the scent of your home quickly and easily.
You have pets.
You love your pets, but there’s no question that they can take a toll on your furniture. Pet hair and dander can sink into your upholstery, as can mud and dirt from the time your pets spend outdoors.
You smoke inside your home.
If you smoke inside your home, you probably don’t notice lingering smoke odors. Even if you smoke outside your home, you bring in smoke in your hair and clothes that can transfer to your furniture. Smoke can stop your home from smelling fresh and can cause yellowing of your upholstery.
You regularly eat in non-kitchen areas.
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with eating in front of the tv – we all do it. If you find that you and your family prefer to eat in the living room rather than at the kitchen table, it makes sense that you’ll want to have your furniture upholstery cleaned more often. Even if you don’t see any visible spills or stains, food odors, crumbs, and non-visible spills can all make your furniture smell less than fresh.