From ancient times, leather has been valuable for its different properties. From our ancestors whose used animal skin to make furniture that was warm and comfortable to sit and sleep on, to the current age where refined tanneries have led to more sophisticated products that cater to diverse niches, leather remains an important material for upholstering. It’s mainly used on prestigious furniture, exuding class and elegance. Aniline, semi-aniline, pigmented, nubuck and even suede leather, the different materials come with their varying properties in terms of look, texture plus their quality. It’s also a tougher and more resilient product compared to fabrics, with its flexibility also enhancing the comfort. It even softens and gets more neat as the years go by. The ability of the leather to adapt to the surrounding environmental conditions of temperature and humidity makes it more comfortable to sit on whether it’s the hot afternoon or chilly mornings. It will gain and dissipate heat accordingly, depending on the gradient formed with the surrounding air space. However, more care is needed for these sets. The properties that make this upholstery stand out can also work against it. For instance, when the temperature gradient is too steep with the surrounding air space- like when you place your leather sofa near the fireplace or point in the direct line of a fan, it dries out quickly. The material easily forms water stains, meaning that the universal solvent is actually not very effective when it comes to cleaning the furniture. In addition, the leather needs to be conditioned, to reapply the essential oils that are lost during its life in the establishment. It’s also sensitive to pH, with acidic products used for cleaning other areas causing corrosion of the material and its protective treatments. Calling in the professional leather upholstery cleaning team will ensure that your units get the appropriate care they need. Call Us In To Take Care Of Your Upholstery Cleaning Needs
On the other hand, there are those who opt for fabric upholstery. Here, there are numerous types of sofa materials and textures available. With the fibres being more accepting of dyes, designers have brought forth a wide assortment of colourations and patterns, allowing one to go with the fabrics that meet their particular taste. Take wool for instance. It’s a natural material, popular for its warmth and softness. While it doesn’t fade easily, the stains that form on it as a result of spills quickly set into the material. Acetate is developed to resemble the texture and look of silk, and comes with higher resistance to shrinking. It’s also used for window coverings or drapes, since it hangs well and is aesthetically pleasing. However, it’s not really one of the strongest fabrics around, and gets wrinkles easily. Jute, which originally gained prominence in India and Bangladesh, was first used for ropes and mats. However, it has become a popular addition to furniture, from being used with ottomans, and even the accent pillow, pairing with other natural fabrics depending on the decor. The luxurious velvet comes in natural and synthetic alternatives. It’s really soft to the touch, and brings a luxe accent to the interior space be it in the living room or on the chaise lounge in the bedroom. Spills on it, unless treated immediately, become really frustrating to remove- but don’t fret- our upholstery cleaning crew have got you covered. The plant-based linen is usually blended with other synthetic fibres to increase its durability, but it gets soiled easily. Our team is well versed with the different materials, and will give your unit specialised care. Call Us In To Take Care Of Your Upholstery Cleaning Needs
Reduce your workload
After a busy week at work, handling your day-to-day activities, and also balancing them with your social life, you should be able to sit back and relax. Those off-days, the precious weekends- they are a rarity in the fast-paced world today. You are juggling so many balls that any opportunity to take a breather should be grasped. Time to spend with your kids and bond, create happy memories with your significant other, pick up a hobby, visit sights and sounds, and even add to your skills with an online course or two- you want to invest in our personal growth. Head out to the local eateries and sample the new cuisines, call your friends over for some hearty banter, unwind with the latest episodes from that TV show that everyone has been talking about, or curl up with a novel- some R&R is needed for your peace of mind and general quality of life. You don’t want to be forced to sacrifice hours that you spent engaging in your heart’s desire by labouring over an arduous upholstery cleaning chore. Dealing with the dirt and heavy build ups of grime, those stubborn stains that defy thorough scrubbing- it can take a toll on you. Without the appropriate skills and tools, one can even end up ruining the furniture itself. From scrubbing fabrics that are sensitive which causes them to wear down or the fibres to end up matting, using heated cleaning water because you saw it in an online video but end up shrinking the fabric simply because the method was inappropriate for your particular set, to those chemicals that corrode the material- you don’t want this to be how things wind up. Get the task done appropriately, and save your time and energy, by bringing in the upholstery cleaning professionals. Call Us In To Take Care Of Your Upholstery Cleaning Needs
Improve your living and working conditions
The grime on the upholstery is actually a threat to your health. While people tend to focus on the visible soiling on hard floors, kitchen countertops and bathroom surfaces, cleaning and sanitizing them, the soft furnishings around the premises tend to get neglected. As such, the filth in them accumulates, to levels that pose rich to the persons using the sets. For instance, the sofa arm alone clocks a higher bacteria count than the average toilet seat. This means that it will be safer for you to take a nap in the bathroom that it would be to rest on the warm, cosy cushions. Enterococcus, strep, staphylococcus, Norovirus, the common cold, and even E. coli and MRSA, can be calling the upholstery home, ready to contaminate the person who come into contact with them. These pathogens are brought onto it by persons who are ill, the insects that come to feed on the food crumbs strewed all over, all through to kids and pets coming in from playing outdoors. The toys, game and remote controllers, handbags that have been everywhere- from the office desk to public restrooms- which end up being tossed onto the seats in the household, add to the bacteria count. There are also allergens to worry about. These are the likes of dust mite waste, pollen grains, and dander for those who have pets in the residence. The soft fabric of the upholstery may also be hosting mould and mildew, which can have extended to the foam core of the couch and mattress. Giving your upholstery a thorough wash is vital to protect the health of those on the premises.