Cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service is recommended for all of the codes below. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dirt and grime is also suggested.
Try to maintain at least two feet between your furniture and heating sources. Prolonged exposure to heat vents or radiators will cause your fabric fibers, cushions, and wood to dry out and become brittle or warped.
Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight. All materials will fade over time when placed in direct sunlight.
Do not allow house pets to sit on your furniture. Make sure nearby plants are in drip proof pots and keep foliage from touching the furniture surface.
Avoid placing newspapers and magazines on the fabric to prevent permanent dye transfer.
Keep your furniture free from dust by vacuuming the surface weekly and rotating the cushions to promote even wear.
Blot spills immediately with a clean, white cloth.
If stains persist, we recommend cleaning by a professional upholstery cleaning service. Historically, these high powered cleaning trucks came to your home with both solvent- and water-based cleaning agents. Today, a well-equipped upholstery cleaning company will have upgraded their cleaning equipment to have very powerful suction, and only use water-based cleaners. The cleaning codes for each individual fabric, which are explained below, therefore become less relevant when the need for professional cleaning arises.
Be aware that not all cotton fabrics are colorfast, and that no professional upholstery cleaning service will agree to clean stains from upholstery if this is the case.
Cleaning Codes and Industry Standard Cleaning Methods
Use a water-based or foam cleaning solvent
Use a mild, water-free dry cleaning solvent
Use either a water-based cleaning solvent, a dry cleaning solvent or foam cleaner
Vacuum or brush lightly to remove soil
CAUTION: Use of water-based or detergent based solvent cleaners may cause excessive shrinking. Water stains may become permanent.
For fabric care products contact Textile Master at 1-888-825-6551 or www.uniters.com
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