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Copyright (c) 2010 Janet Webb american made furniture Just like settled dust on the shoulder of a suit in the back of the closet or on your hardwood flooring, dust too settles upon upholstery And just like the dry cleaning of your pinstripe suit and the mopping of your hardwood floors, your furniture needs ongoing care to keep away the damage of dirt and dust that has accumulated over time It's not enough to vacuum periodically Instead, professional furniture cleaning can extend the life of your furniture plus contribute to a healthier home environment Furniture cleaning covers the gambit from fabric to leather Yes, even leather needs routine cleaning and care Fine upholstered furniture can last decades when treated right Famous makers like Baker, Henredon and Whittemore-Sherrill build furniture to last a lifetime That lifetime warranty generally won't apply when the manufacturer's recommended cleaning methods aren't followed Less than professional, or do-it-yourself american made furniture cleaning, is no substitute for professional cleaning when it comes to retaining both warranties and life span Professional upholstery cleaning techniques depend on the type of upholstery Methods include hot water extraction, dry cleaning, wet shampoo and dry foam cleaning The fabric or textile has everything to do with selecting the preferred cleaning method of your upholstered furniture Hot water extraction is also called steam cleaning With this method, the furniture is drenched in upholstery cleaner and hot water followed by applying a powerful suction tool to remove the hot water It's comparable to having your teeth cleaned when the hygienist rinses off your teeth and at the same time uses a suction tip to remove the accumulated water from your mouth Literally, dry cleaning is cleaning sans liquid First, a dry cleaning solution is sprinkled on the surface of the upholstery Then the professional uses heat extraction and pressure in a sort of vacuum method of the upholstery fabric Conversely, wet shampooing uses upholstery shampoo and water to extract grime and dust from upholstery The shampoo isn't the same kind used on your hair or when you give your dog a bath Remember that time you used hand dish soap in the dishwasher and had bubbles pouring out of the dishwasher into the kitchen? Well, that's why a professional uses the chemically balanced upholstery shampoo recommended for specific fibers when cleaning your upholstery Some fabrics simply cannot get wet, particularly silk Instead of using water, a professional upholstery cleaner will mix together hot water and soap and then apply the suds to the upholstery with a dry brush or sponge to clean the fabric before they are vacuumed up Leather is the most durable fabrication used on upholstered furniture and still it needs professional cleaning to retain its supple quality Professional upholstery cleaners use a cleaning solution with very little water mixed into it The solution is applied to and very quickly absorbed because leather can warp or wrinkle when exposed to too much water american made furniture
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