Benefits of Green Cleaning For Your Furniture
So, you’re looking for professional cleaning for your furniture and you’ve heard about an alternative to the regular carpet or furniture cleaning, offered by professionals: green cleaning. is green cleaning worth it? Just what does it do to make your furniture better?
There are many reasons why you should choose green cleaning for the furniture, carpets and upholstery in your home or office that warrant the extra few dollars you might be shelling out. Green upholstery cleaning is a safe, non-toxic way to get your home (or business space) fresh and clean. No more strong bleach stenches that run all your pets out-of-doors the minute our van arrives at your door. Instead, you’ll enjoy clean furniture that not only smells fresh and looks new, but is 100% toxic cleaner solution free. Non toxic upholstery cleaning solutions, or “green cleaning”, are also less harmful to your fabrics and cause less damage. You’ll have clean furniture that lasts longer and isn’t damaged by the heavy cleaning process.
“Green” Sofa Cleaning
Some of our competitors will use professional grade chemicals to clean your sofa. But when we hear “professional grade” we cringe just a little more. That’s just a fancy way of saying that they’re even harsher than the stuff you can buy at the supermarket. Think about the difference between “prescription” and “over-the-counter.” It’s a similar situation. Here at Evergreen, we don’t want any part of that. That’s why we’ll always use eco-friendly products and methods. We’re sofa steam cleaners, not sofa chemical bath givers.
How Steam Cleaning Upholstery Extends the Life of Your Furnishings
With these tough economic times, the new trend for our society is finding a bargain. Sometimes these bargains can be hard to find, but if you can hang on to something for longer than anticipated it oftentimes works out so that it is a bargain. Because of the desire to hold onto our furnishings, it is apparent that steam cleaning has become more popular than ever. Since the benefits of steam cleaning have been proven to both clean and sanitize it is the best way to extend the life of your upholstery. There are several ways to go about this so it is important to explore all before deciding which works best for you.
Since growing in popularity, steam cleaning products can be found in nearly every retail outlet. They vary in price and thus provide different results. If you are trying to decide whether to invest in one of these products always check for the rating. Of course, the best way to ensure that the job is done correctly is to hire a professional cleaning service to do the job.
The reason that steam cleaning has grown in popularity is that many people are now focusing on reducing the amount of chemicals we use in our homes. Steam cleaning works through a heating element inside the machine that heats the water and turns it into steam. These vapors are powerful in removing hard stuck on stains and are able to sanitize your upholstery with every spray. Since only water is used it will not change the color of your most expensive furnishings. Once done there are no harmful chemicals left behind.
Even if you cannot see with the naked eye any visible signs that your upholstery is wearing, over time if it is left untreated the oils from your skin, dust and pets dander can physically damage the upholstery. As a result, it becomes dull and worn looking. Steam cleaning though powerful, gently removes these oils, dust and dander with one cleaning. The best part of all is that it does this without damaging the surface of your furniture. It actually dissolves the substances while removing them, making steam cleaning quite a remarkable solution.
There are a few steps that can be taken in between cleanings. Use a good vacuum with enough suction to remove most of the visible dust and particles that can end up on your upholstery. Remove cushions and really get into those areas that are often left out. When purchasing a piece of furniture always be sure to have it scotch guarded. Let’s face it life happens and if you have young children or pets, scotch guarding can help to keep spills or accidents from penetrating beneath the surface of the upholstery. Also keep your furniture away from direct sunlight. While you may feel good sitting with that warm sunlight over your shoulder, over time the sun can fade the color of the upholstery.
By caring for your upholstery and having it professionally cleaned at least once a year you can get more life out of your investment.