To keep your furniture clean, it’s necessary to conduct routine maintenance, including periodic cleaning by a clean trust certified technician every one to two years. Furniture and fabric manufacturers recommend that consumers not wait until severe soiling occurs before cleaning because the greater the soiling, the less the likelihood of restoring the fabric’s original color, appearance and texture, and the greater adverse effect on indoor environmental quality.
- Control soil by using arm caps and rotating seat cushions frequently to prolong life and appearance of areas prone to wear and tear.
- Remove dry soil by vacuuming and, depending on the fabric, brushing to remove dust and soil particles.
- Increased cleaning may be required when fabric is subjected to heavy use, or when it is located in homes occupied with persons with allergies or respiratory sensitivity.
Taken from the IICRC’s upholstery guidelines.