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  • Upholstery FurnitureCleaningPublished

    Upholstery FurnitureCleaning HelpsSafeguard YourInvestmentNext to your home and your car, buying furniture is one of the biggest investments youll make.Buying quality furniture is important, but its only one part of the equation. The other? Upholsteryfurniture cleaning that will safeguard your investment.

    Fabric SelectionThe furniture cleaning process starts with proper fabricselection, care, and maintenance. Whether youre buying a newpiece of furniture or having an existing piece of furniturereupholstered, its important to select a fabric that is a goodmatch for the use it will receive. If you have a family with smallchildren, for example, its probably not a good idea to choose stain or brocade for the family room,

  • children, for example, its probably not a good idea to choose stain or brocade for the family room,since the surface of the fabric is likely to wear with heavy use. Its a much better bet to select a tightlywoven fabric that will withstand the dust, grime, and friction of daily use. For well-used pieces, itsalso a good idea to add a stain-resistant treatment to the fabric. While this treatment wont make thepieces waterproof, it will increase the longevity of the furniture.

    Furniture CareYou can increase the longevity of your upholstered furniture byfollowing a few simple guidelines. First, of course, you shouldwipe up any spills as soon as they occur. Second, you shouldvacuum or brush your upholstery once a week. This preventsgrime from building up between the fibers of the fabric, and willextend the life of your upholstery. Third, you should turn yourcushions once a week so that they will retain their shape and wear

    evenly. Fourth, you should try and keep your upholstered furniture out of direct sunlight; theultraviolet rays of the sun can fade the colors of your furniture and cause the fabric to deteriorateprematurely.

    Furniture MaintenanceThe third prong of safeguarding the investment you make in yourupholstered furniture is making sure to have it professionallycleaned once each year. Although it may be tempting to tryupholstery cleaning yourself, resist the urge. Fabrics are generallylabeled with cleanability codes, namely W, S, WS, and X. Thesecodes relay information about the type of cleaning products thatcan be used on the fabric.

  • The caveat about relying on professional upholstery cleaners especially holds true if your sofa iscovered in a microfiber or leather. If thats the case, you should leave maintenance to a microfiber sofacleaning or leather furniture cleaning expert.

    Finding Expert FurnitureCleanersBecause your furniture represents a major investment, be wary ofupholstery cleaners who clutter your mailbox with offers forcheap cleaning. Instead, depend upon a company that prides itselfon its network of furniture cleaning experts. You should be able togo online and find a directory of trained experts in your area whowill provide you with quality, affordable upholstery furniturecleaning.

    When you do, you can expect that the technician will come to your home and inspect your furniture forpotentially permanent stains or damage. He or she will typically first vacuum the furniture to becleaned, and then pre-treat potential stains. Following that, he or she will perform the upholsterycleaning according to the fabric care specifications, and perhaps even speed drying time with a blowdryer. At the end of the process, the technician will talk to you about the cleaning and allow you toinspect his or her work.

    Remember, upholstery furniture cleaning helps preserve your investment. Relying on an expert willensure that the upholstery in your home receives the care and maintenance it deserves.

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    Getting the Right VacuumPublished

    Vacuum cleaner information tohelp make your house cleaningeasier by getting the right vacuumWith the vast selection of styles, models and manufacturers in the vacuum cleaner industry it canbecome a little overwhelming on where to start looking for the right vacuum for your specific cleaningneeds. The following information should help give you a starting point and speed up your search ingetting the right vacuum.

  • getting the right vacuum.

    Deep Cleaning Vacuums (orsteam vacuums):Typical features on a deep cleaning vacuum include rotating brushes thatagitate the carpet pile and loosen the dirt for a more thorough clean; on hardfloor surfaces the rotating brushes gently scrub the floor clean. Some modelshave a handy automatic tool conversion button or switch that you push/flipas you move from carpeted surfaces to hard floor surfaces or vice versa.

    The most common use for a deep cleaning vacuum is for the removal of carpet stains, hot water and thecleaning solution are pushed deep into the carpet to extract the stain. Special nozzles can be attached tomake it more effective. When the job is complete you just empty the container, most models areequipped with a handy one hand tank removal. Deep cleaning frequency: If you take a scheduledapproach to cleaning your carpets they will look cleaner longer. Clean entrances every 4-6 weeks,bedrooms about every 8 weeks, main traffic areas every 12 weeks, clean the entire house every 15months.

    Hand Held Vacuums:Hand held vacuums are light weight, can be either corded or cordless andmost can be mounted on a wall. Cordless performance depends a lot on thecharge of the battery, as the battery power drops so does the suction power.Two styles of hand held vacuums include; straight suction or suction with apower brush to agitate the carpet or upholstery for a deeper clean, thisworks very well on pet hair. Other available attachments include: a brush for

    upholstery, crevice tool, extension wand and a switch to lock the machine in the on position. If you areconsidering a hand held vacuum determine its primary purpose, will it be used occasionally on smalljobs or part of a regular cleaning schedule? Determining this will better guide you to selecting the right

  • jobs or part of a regular cleaning schedule? Determining this will better guide you to selecting the rightmodel.

    Broom Vacuums:Broom vacuums or stick vacuums are ideal for small apartments, those quickclean ups in the kitchen, bathroom or family room. The benefit of a broomvacuum is its light weight, if you have trouble pushing your heavier standardupright, this may come as welcome relief. You have the option of gettingyour vacuum corded or cordless, allowing you the freedom to roam aroundthe house spot cleaning. The light weight, usually just 2lbs.-7lbs, allows you

    to easily store the unit in the closet taking up minimal space. For quick, convenient disposal of dirt anddebris most models are bagles. Broom/stick vacuums work great on those small jobs but they just donthave the power or capacity to clean larger homes, however they are a great companion to your regularsize vacuum cleaner. If you have never owned a broom/stick vacuum you might be surprised at howoften and useful you find it.

    Wet/Dry Vacuums:Wet/Dry vacuums may be the most versatile vacuum cleaner on the market,with numerous attachments and functions it is handy appliance to havearound the house. Canister sizes can vary greatly from the smaller 6 gallon tothe larger 22 gallon. Horsepower ranges from about 2 H.P. up to 10 H.P. Tryto match the size of unit to the size of the job and the frequency of use. Somebeneficial features to look for in a wet/dry vacuum include:

    Pleated Cartridge Filter: These filters will save you time and money. Just pull it out when its full of dustand rinse it off with water. Wheel Base: Make sure your machine has a wide wheel base, this will helpstop it from tipping over, and they generally pull easier. Drain Valve: To make it easier to empty liquidssome units have a drain valve or nozzle located at the bottom of the canister.Auto shut-off: This sensor has the ability to tell when your vacuum is full of water and automatically

  • Auto shut-off: This sensor has the ability to tell when your vacuum is full of water and automaticallyturn off the motor.Some of the tools you can add to a wet/dry vacuum cleaner include: a scrubbing brush, crevice tool,water nozzle, combination nozzle (wet & dry), extension wand, cleaning kits and some larger modelshave the ability to attach a leaf blower.

    Upright Vacuums:One of the most common features of an upright model is the bagles system.In addition to increased performance, there is no need to purchase any bagssaving you time and money. Emptying the bagles canister can be a littledusty. Some bagged upright vacuums feature a full-bag alert which willnotify you when the bag is getting to full. Both bagged and bagles styles mayoffer a dirt sensor that notifies you when there is a certain level of particles

    in the air stream indicating there is still some dirt not being sucked up into the bag. An on/off switchfor the power brush is good safety feature to have in case the vacuum accidentally gets pulled over yourfeet or cord as you focus on using the attachments. Most upright models come with a standard set ofattachments that may include an upholstery tool, a crevice tool and an extension wand. A retractablecord, manual or automatic pile-height adjustment are two more handy features. Some vacuums allowthe dirt to be sucked through the bag initially before it reaches the fan, other systems have the dirtgoes through the fan first then to the bag, this may damage the fan. A HEPA filter is another commonfeature found on upright vacuum cleaners.

    Canister Vacuums:Retractable cords are common on canister vacuums and consi