We’ve mentioned some time ago that keeping a clean home is good for more than just aesthetics. The fact of the matter is, a clean home keeps you healthy. It’s been proven that keeping your home clean manages the transfer and growth of the bad germs that have a nasty habit of getting into your system and bringing you down for a week or longer.
Your carpet is the highlight of your home. It’s the first thing that’s seen when you open the door. It provides the residents of a home with comfort and offers a luxuriously comfortable place for life to happen. There’s no escaping it: your carpet is probably overused and under-appreciated. In fact, if you’re like most Las Vegas residents, you probably aren’t dedicating enough time to it’s maintenance. Ask yourself: When is the last time you got your carpets cleaned? A year? Two? More? If you have a high traffic home, you’re sorely underestimating how often your carpet needs cleaning services. To determine how often you should really be cleaning your carpets, you want to consider a few different factors. Here are just a few of some of the things you want to think about:
- What size is your home?
- How many people live in your home?
- Do you have small children?
- Do you have pets?
- Is your home’s ventilation system working well?
Sometimes your furniture may get dirty and you won’t have time to hire a professional. Here are a few tips to cleaning your upholstered furniture in between professional cleanings. First you need to remove all pillows and cushions from your couch. Then use the detachable hose to clean the inside of the couch. The hose will allow you to easily reach all the crevices in your couch. With the hose, go over the cushions individually to ensure all the dust has been lifted. If they cushions cannot be removed from your couch, use the hose to reach in between and around each cushion. Before returning the cushions to the couch, thoroughly inspect them to check for any spots or stains. If you see any, you need to treat them right away. This can be done using a small dab of white shaving cream and a wet wash cloth. Gently dab the stain until you see it diminishing. Once it has completely faded, get a fresh cloth and go clean off the residue. If you are nervous about putting shaving cream on your upholstery, text a small spot in an easily hidden place. This can ensure that it won’t ruin the entire cushion. After you have returned the cushions to the couch, you will want to freshen up your throw pillows. Toss them in the dryer for a few minutes to fluff them up. If you are sitting on your couch and happen to spill something, act quickly. It is important that you stop the spill from causing a big or permanent mess. Do not scrub. Gently blot the spill until it lifts from the upholstery. Scrubbing can cause the stain to grow and leave a bigger mess behind. If your upholstery is old and an antique, do not clean it yourself. Hire a professional to ensure that it is being cleaned properly. There are different tags that you will find attached to your upholstered furniture. The letter on the tag will tell you what type of cleaning solution can be used on the furniture. A “W” means you can use a water based detergent. An “S” means not to use a water product. You will need a dry cleaning solvent. A “WS” means you can use either a water based product or a dry solvent. An “X” means that you should only get it professionally cleaned. You can still use a vacuum on “X” upholstery to clean off the dust. If you do not see a tag on your upholstery, then you should test a tiny spot first. If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning yourself, professionally carpet cleaners can get the job done correctly. Perfect Pear is a quality carpet cleaning service in Orlando. The staff has been well-trained and will ensure that your upholstery and carpet is properly cleaned. They offer a variety of services at an affordable price. For more information about carpet cleaners in Orlando, contact 407.688.2121.