Tips to Keep Your Furniture and Upholstery in Top Shape

It’s warm, sunny, and spring finally! It’s the time to do up your home, invite your friends and family over and celebrate in many wonderful ways. Is your furniture spring-ready to welcome everyone in?

Your sofa is the perfect place to unwind, but it is easy to forget what it endures day in and out. There are food crumbs in the crevices that you can’t see but germs gleefully can. There are hair and debris on the upholstery. There are spots, spills, stains, pet fur, wear and tear that you may not notice but discerning guests will. They may even sniff out lingering odours that you are “nose-blind” to.

Jenso Upholstery in Oakville, the professional furniture upholsterers, have been renovating homes for many years in the Greater Toronto Area. We offer a variety of services from reviving old items with reupholstering and sofa repairs for a fresh, contemporary look to providing a wide range of affordable custom furniture lines and luxurious fabrics that brighten up your home. We also know how to care for them the best. Let us give you a few tips to look after yours.

Tips to Spring Clean Your Furniture and Fabrics

Deep Clean Your Sofa: Start with the most used furniture in your home – the sofa. Do remember that the cleaning equipment for each sofa depends on the material. Check the manufacturer’s instructions before you set out. Most couches can be cleaned with these three simple tools:

    • Baking soda
    • Vacuum with attached brush
  • Micro fibre cloth

Simply wipe your couch or clean the dust off with a stiff brush. Sprinkle baking soda, vacuum it up after about 20 minutes with the brush attachment. Make sure you clean under the sofa and vacuum the cushions too. Baking soda is a good way to get rid of odours, too! Fabric sofas can be steam cleaned for best results. Clean leather sofas with the soft brush of a vacuum cleaner.

Solution for Upholstery: Here is a quick way to clean upholstery:

    • Mix two cups of warm water with two to three tablespoons of dish soap and two to three tablespoons of white vinegar in a deep bowl.
    • Spread the frothy bubbles on the fabric evenly. Make sure you cover spots and stains.
    • Rub gently with a soft brush without damaging the fabric.
  • Wipe clean with a damp, absorbent cloth or blot out with a dry microfiber cloth.

Call Professionals for a Thorough Spring Cleaning

At Jenso Upholstery, we understand the value you place on each item in your home. If you require professional cleaning, just give us a call. We also offer repair services for old furniture and antiques. Our experienced staff is happy to discuss upholstery designs that fit your taste and style. We have a wide variety to match your decor.

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