How often you should have your furniture cleaned depends on your lifestyle. Most professionals suggest that you should have your upholstered furniture cleaned every 12 – 24 months. A combination of elements determines exactly where you fall on that spectrum. Make sure that you aren’t cleaning your furniture too frequently or, even worse, not frequently enough. Many people don’t realize that professional upholstery cleaning exists and replace their furniture when it could easily look like new after a cleaning.
The level of dirt and other grime that your furniture is exposed to will determine how dirty it gets, and, therefore, how often it should be cleaned. Many Americans come home from work covered in oil, dirt, sweat, or some other kind of grime. A lot of that dirt has probably found its way into your furniture. How dirty you get does not directly correlate to how dirty your furniture gets. You should also consider whether or not you have pets. Cats and dogs track in all sorts of grime from outside. Because of them, your furniture is likely covered in fur, urine, pollen and other allergens, dirt, and more. Kids are much the same way. If you have a couple of little ones running in and out of the house, the grime you find on your furniture could be endless! If you found yourself nodding along to this paragraph, your home likely has high-levels of dirt exposure, and you will probably need your furniture cleaned once a year at least.
A just-for-show chair will not get dirty as fast as the well-used and well-loved sofa that everyone plops down on as soon as they walk through the door. It shouldn’t be surprising that the more you use a furniture piece, the more often it will require cleaning.
If you have allergies, you should probably have your upholstered furniture cleaned more frequently. Allergens can build up inside of your upholstered furniture leading to worsened allergies. Allergies can make for miserable days as is; you don’t need your furniture making things worse!
The Towel Test
If you still aren’t sure if your furniture needs to be cleaned, try the towel test! Take a white, cotton towel and rub it against the seat and arm rests of your furniture. If the towel comes up clean, there is no need to hire a professional! If there are dirty gray smudges all over the towel, hiring a professional is probably long overdue.
At TNT Cleaning Company, we handle all kinds of cleaning, so you know that you can trust our expertise with your furniture. We use professional-grade carpet cleaning tools to handle your toughest upholstery jobs. Bring us your stains and your worn-out sofas, we’ll take them all and make them look like new again! With fifteen years of experience and a process that involves keeping you informed every step of the way, you can feel confident that TNT Cleaning Company will provide you with a satisfactory cleaning experience.