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When your furniture is in dire need of cleaning, you may consider trying to save some money by doing it yourself. However, that may be easier said than done. Many people don’t have the necessary training to properly clean their own furniture. You must be experienced with crucial aspects of the job, such as the type of cleaner to use on which fabrics and the proper cleaning methods, to avoid causing even more damage.

Most furniture requires specific cleaning chemicals and tools that the regular homeowner does not have access to. That’s why many people choose to hire a professional upholstery cleaning company to clean stains off of furniture with specialized equipment and chemicals.

If you’re on the fence about whether to hire a professional for the job, consider these three reasons you should get a thorough upholstery cleaning. Let’s get started!

1) Appearance

The first reason you should get a thorough upholstery cleaning is to keep its appearance up. With periodic cleaning, you can keep your furniture looking nice for longer by stopping dust, dirt and grime in its tracks.

Remember: don’t forget about the special needs of leather furniture — leather furniture requires special care and attention, so don’t let your cleaning duties fall by the wayside. To keep your leather furniture beautiful long into the future, it should be cleaned and conditioned on a consistent basis, otherwise, it’s likely to dry out and crack. Any stains on a piece of leather will slowly seep into the material, making them permanent. As a bonus, properly cared for leather is much more comfortable, giving you a cozy place to relax for years to come.

2) Family Health and Air Quality

Dirty, grimey furniture can harbor harmful bacteria, microbes, even mold and fleas. It’s crucial that you keep your furniture in good shape to keep you and your family healthy. Not only does cleaning furniture reduce pathogens and dirt in the fabric of furniture, it also keeps the air in your home cleaner, as well. When you plop down on your sofa or favorite recliner, everything that was trapped in the fabric and cushions gets expelled into the air.

A good cleaning will do wonders to reduce these harmful contaminants, like mold, mildew and allergen spores, from being circulated throughout the home. With better air quality, you and your family can breathe easy knowing you won’t be affected by common, airborne irritants.

3) Removes Odor Problems

Any upholstered furniture is a huge odor absorber. Body oils, food and beverage, pet fur, dirt particles, dust, and more will be absorbed into the fabric, causing potential odor problems. If you want to keep your home smelling fresh, cleaning your upholstery is key.

A professional upholstery cleaning company can deodorize your furniture to help remove unwanted smells from deep in the fabric. By cleaning your furniture on a regular basis, you can keep your upholstery, and your home in general, smelling great.

Are you in need of professional upholstery cleaning services? Get in touch with ServiceMaster of Minneapolis today! We’re the area’s leading supplier of home cleaning and restoration services. Whether you’ve experienced fire damage or are in need of a simple furniture cleaning, our team will fulfill your needs.

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