Caring for your
Just by regularly
vacuuming your upholstery you're prolonging its life! This simple
step removes the tiny bits of dust, food
and dirt that can cause wear. If the debris remains on the
upholstery, the fabric looks dingy and it can cause
Other steps you may
consider in caring for your upholstery include:
Cover headrests and armrests
to protect the upholstery from body soils.
If cushions are reversible, turn them
over from time to time to prevent sagging and even out the wear.
Direct sunlight will
fade your upholstery. If there's no way to keep the piece out of
direct sunlight, try rearranging the room
If you just purchased
your new upholstered piece, it's probably been treated with stain
protectors. If the fabric
was not treated, consider a professional application. These
will eventually wear off, so a protector should be reapplied every few years.
Ideally, your carpet should be
professionally cleaned. We at ACE
recognize that many people
alternate between cleaning the carpet themselves and hiring a
There are three common ways
do-it-yourselfers (and inexperienced "pros") damage carpets:
|Placing certain types of furniture
back on the wet carpet -- and leaving a stain!|
occurs when either too
much shampoo is used or the carpet is not thoroughly rinsed.
Over time, the build-up
of soapy residue can be impossible to clean out, leaving a carpet
that is a dirt magnet.
Over-wetting occurs when too much
water soaks into the bottom of the carpet. When this happens, some carpets will
shrink and tear themselves up from the floor. If the
backing and pad gets really soaked, it is very difficult to dry them and
you risk mold and mildew hazards.
Stains caused by furniture coming into contact with wet
carpeting is another common problem. Many kinds of wood furniture will release some of the dyes in their
stain if left in contact with a wet surface. Also metal can
rust, leaving a rust stain in the carpet.
Don't hesitate to call ACE
if you have any problems after cleaning your carpet yourself! We are
happy to offer suggestions to help you out!