Dust and dirt act like sandpaper on furniture fabric, so remove it frequently, advises Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201. Vacuum upholstered furniture weekly, lift cushions, and use the vrevice tool to remove hidden crumbs beneath. Keep upholstered furniture looking new with these tips:
Flip,a Swap, and rearrange. We as humans tend to gravitate to our favorite places all the time but when it's the same seat on a long sofa day after day, that preference will start to show. Flip loose cushions regularly, and rotate them on a multi cushion unit. Rearrange upholstered furniture once or twice a year to distribute wear more evenly. Switch the position of a love seat and a sofa, or swap the positions of a set of chairs as the seasons change.
Arm caps. Places where bare skin or hair come to rest are subjected to higher levels of soil and dirt. Protect high contact areas of upholstered furniture with arm caps tailored to fit over chair and sofa arms. Made from the same upholstery fabric, they're indistinguishable as they protect fabric from wear.
Slipcovers. In areas with hot summer weather, get washable slip covers. Slipcovers protect against sweat, suntan oil and cream, and other summer hazards.
Fabric protection. Spray on fabric protectors coat fibers and protect upholstery from spills and stains. Fabric protectors can be applied by the manufacturer or you can do it yourself. If you apply fabric protection yourself, read the product instructions and observe safety procedures carefully. Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201 encourages you to care and preserve your upholstered furniture by following the above tips.