They say beauty is only skin deep.
When it comes to your upholstery, however, ServiceMaster by ARTec wants you to know that the surface only shows a small portion of the real story in terms of what’s lurking in the fibers of the fabric.
Think about it.
How long have you had your furniture?
When was the last time you had it truly cleaned?
What has happened between either the last time you had your upholstery cleaned or the date you purchased it and now?
It’s been sat on hundreds of thousands of times. Maybe the family dog has a designated seat on one of your couches.
If you have kids running around your Media, PA, home, we doubt they inspected the amount of dirt on themselves before sitting on your furniture.
There’s different weather considerations to think about. Depending on the season, all sorts of germs, grime, debris, and allergens can be deposited on your upholstery.
If this mental imagery isn’t enough to convince you it’s time to work with a professional upholstery cleaner, run a few of these tests and see what we mean for yourself:
- Remove the cushions from your couch or love seat and inspect the bottom side of the cushions. Do they look much better than the top side? If you’ve never flipped your cushions, they’ll have suffered wear, grime, and staining. The bottoms may look better, but they’re still not truly clean because of the substances that lurk within the cushions themselves, which leads to the next point.
- If you shake around or pat down your cushions and see any dust fly off, imagine what’s actually trapped inside them. If you’ve had your couch for a long time, the amount of debris accumulated in its fabric is much more than you’d imagine.
- If you happen to have an old photo of your furniture when it was brand new, notice the difference between the way it looked then and the way it looks now. Have you ever seen the carpet cleaning commercials where the area of carpet cleaned professionally is many shades lighter than the uncleaned area? A professional upholstery cleaner can have the same effect on your furniture.
Working with a professional upholstery cleaner is a worthwhile and affordable investment. As a Media, PA, homeowner, the way your home looks matters, and although it’s easy to forget, it’s important to remember that regularly cleaning your upholstery and carpets goes a long way.
For more information, or to schedule a professional upholstery cleaning appointment with ServiceMaster by ARTec, please contact us today at (610) 626-9002.