So the furniture you have in your living room is looking like it’s in need of a little bit of TLC… you may feel like this is definitely something that you can take on yourself, but would that really be the most beneficial option? What are the pros and cons to do it yourself upholstery cleaning?
Pros to do it yourself:
• You save a little money
Pros to hiring a professional:
• Steam cleaning extends the life of the furniture
• It removes dirt, debris and odor
• It benefits anyone who struggles with allergies or breathing related issues
• Professionals will be careful to not over-wet and damage the furniture (this can lead to mold growth and odor).
You may feel like you are saving a little money by doing it yourself but the truth is, it is very easy to damage your furniture if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. As stated above, over-wetting your furniture can lead to mold growth and odor, this can leave your furniture looking worse than before! So in reality, are you really saving money by doing it yourself?
It would be extremely beneficial to hire someone certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification). You will be able to trust that they have received that proper training and know what they are doing. Blackburn Pro Cleaning is certified by the IICRC. Also, it is very important to get your upholstery cleaned once every 1-2 years, this will guarantee that your furniture will be in good shape.
In the meantime, you can make sure you use arm caps on your furniture, rotate the seat cushions regularly and vacuum often, this will help prolong the life of your furniture too.