This is a problem faced by every individual who invests in a great piece of furniture, be it wood, leather, glass or some other material: furniture tends to get old and careworn, especially with wear and tear. Over the years, children, food, pets and everyday usage will reduce your once shining chairs and tables into dull, faded versions of their formerly glorious selves. To prevent this, you must take some careful steps from the day that you bring it in to your home, such as:
This is especially true of furniture. You cannot expect an armchair or sofa to retain its former look without the proper care. Once a year, call in some experts who will treat the material to chemical washes and other purification treatment. They will use specialized equipment such as steam pumps that will get rid of dirt in a way that you never can with your hand held brushes and soapy water at home. The same is true of carpet cleaning Castle Hill, where workers will painstakingly remove all signs of un-housebroken pets and spillage.
Observe what the professional upholstery cleaning in Castle Hill do when they come to your home and try to replicate it monthly. If you don’t have a steam brush, use a kettle of boiling water to generate steam and let your carpets, curtains and other furniture have a dose of it. Then use a scrub brush and other tools to remove dirt. The idea is to periodically remove the build-up of dirt so that when the professionals come to do it at the end of the year, they don’t have to do as much, nor will they have to use drastic methods to make your furniture look new again,
Another thing you can do to keep your furniture looking baby-faced and fresh is to use covers. Of course, this means an added load of washing, but is worth the try. Get extra covers of an easily washable material (like cotton) for your throw pillows, the backs of sofas and arm chairs, the arm rests of chairs, arm chairs and sofas and for other furniture. Use them for day to day to prevent the wear and tear from getting to the original fabric. If visitors are expected, quickly remove the ‘dust covers’ and voila! You have a brand new couch set!So the next time that you invest money in some furniture, spare a thought for the long term and make sure you take the above steps and keep your furniture looking fabulous, even after that first year of usage.