Upholstery Cleaning

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June 8, 2017 - Tips For Keeping Your Upholstery Clean

The cushions, arm rests and decorative pillows that provide you and your family with comfort daily are some of the most dirty items in your home. Due to this fact, it only makes sense that your upholstery demands constant upkeep. At the same time, it’s the area of the home that doesn’t get as much cleaning attention as it should. Here are some helpful tips to keep your upholstered furniture as clean as possible (in between the professional cleanings, of course!) 

Become Proactive About Vacuuming 

First and foremost, vacuum regularly to better manage the cat hair, dirt, dead skin, and germs that can soil your beautiful cushions, arm rests, and pillows. No matter what kind of material your couch is made of, regular upkeep will keep it in the best condition possible.  Vacuum daily, and make sure to be very thorough. We mean don’t just vacuum the surface of your cushions. Utilize your vacuum’s accessories such as the detachable brush which will allow you to get inside the crevasses for a detailed cleaning. If you’re too busy to do this yourself, enlist a teenager in the house to vacuum the upholstery as their after-school duty, and entice them with a special treat at the end of a week’s work and a job well done!

Toss Throw Pillows in the Dryer

This is a quick and easy tip for keeping gorgeous throw pillows to look their best. Many furniture owners make the mistake of bypassing care for the pillows by concentrating solely on the cushions. Tossing pillows in the dryer won’t just allow you to give them a quick clean to eliminate dust. It’s also a clever way to fluff them up and look their best!

Purchase Slip Covers and Arm Rests

If you struggle with frequent, unmanageable spills that seem to occur every other day of the week, a slip cover can be a great way to protect your upholstery. Visit your local department store and choose from a diverse selection of brands, colors, and prints that match your home décor.

Spot Check Daily and Apply a Treatment to Spills Immediately

Spills happen no matter how careful you are. But when they happen on your upholstery, make sure to treat them immediately. You don’t need an expensive cleaner for a quick fix. All it requires (to treat most stains and spills) is some common household products. Mix a quart of warm water with 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon ammonia and ¼ cup of liquid or powdered laundry detergent. Apply just a tiny bit of the frothed mixture to the affected area, and blot with a moist towel.Keep your family members away from the area until it’s dry.

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March 2, 2016 - What's Hiding in Your Upholstery

We sit down on our couches and chairs every day, but how often do we think of cleaning them? Dust and dirt contaminants settle on these types of surface, and get pushed much deeper into the material, the more time we go without having a proper clean. Most people don't even notice they are there since they are so minute. This makes cleaning your upholstery very important to your, and your family's, well being.

Body oils, and grease, from both humans and animals connect and hold on to your couches. Body oils are easily shifted to the head cushions and armrests of the furniture and can cause significant damage to the protective finishes found on them.
Soils are practically unavioidable. Soils include dirt tracked in from outside along with sand and fibers from plants, brought into the home by people and pets. So if going outside is a normal event for you and your family, chances are your couches are being plagued by many diverse types of soils each day.
The inks from newspapers and dyes from denim can shift onto fabric in a process called dye transfer. Additionally, the risk of ink from a leaky pen or the aspiring toddler who loves to draw should not be forgotten.
Do not forget that your upholstery needs to be cleaned once a year, at least! When you're completely ready to get a fresh new perspective on your upholstery, make sure you call us!

September 2, 2015 - Bring Back the Beauty of Your Furniture

Does your furniture fall a little flat in contrast to the photograph above? No worries! We know, here at Chem-Dry by Leonard, that your upholstery can go through a great deal in it's lifetime. From food to paint to dirt, it just seems like upholstery is a magnet for unsightly stains and soil. Due to these contaminants, your furniture can be left looking dull and worn out over the years. Luckily Chem-Dry by Leonard has easily affordable upholstery cleaning in your area!

Chem-Dry provides marvelous added benefits while cleaning your upholstery. The most preferred gain that Chem-Dry by Leonard has you is that we utilize risk-free products that don't leave any unhealthy residues. This is primarily vital in upholstery cleaning, because these items come in contact with our skin steadily.

If you've never had your upholstery cleaned skillfully, now is the moment to do it! Don't pass up a good upholstery cleaning for your reliable couches and other upholstery items. The before and after of a clean by us is truly impressive! We will bring back the beauty of your upholstery like never before.

Give Chem-Dry by Leonard a call to experience these results in your home today!