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Furniture Care

Proper care means longer wear. Consumer education on upholstered furniture and the methods recommended for cleaning them, will make it easier to keep them looking beautiful.

Basically, all fabrics are cleanable if the fabric does not shrink and the colours do not bleed. Because of the multitude of fabrics used in upholstering, you can assume they are not guaranteed against wear, shrinkage and fading unless specifically tagged by the manufacturer and/or your local merchant. Zippers on cushions are not necessarily indications that covers can be removed to launder or dry clean.

To prevent shrinkage, it is highly recommended that covers never be removed but instead they should be cleaned in the same manner as the rest of the upholstery. Zippers are installed to save you dollars in maintenance and labour costs on cushion repair as is necessary from time to time.

Professional Furniture Cleaning

When professional cleaning of furniture, carpets or draperies if being done, always make certain the work is being performed to specifications on your furnishings’ warranties. Take the time to read your warranty and ask questions about what is going to take place.

Cleaning fine fabrics such as upholstery materials is where ENVIRO excels. All fabrics are carefully inspected and tested to determine which method is most appropriate.

Our technicians are trained to use machines made specifically for cleaning fine fabrics. Cleaning can be done as required by the fabric content and the manufacturer’s recommendation.

You can be confident in ENVIRO abilities. We lead the industry with the finest equipment and products available.

Day-to-Day Care

To keep your upholstered furniture clean and looking its best at all times, weekly vacuuming is important, especially on the cushions. Routine vacuuming will prolong the life of the fabric as well as extend the time between professional cleanings.

If at all possible, keep furniture out of direct rays of sunlight. The ultraviolet rays of direct sun will fade any fabric. Never brush fabric with a stiff fibre or steel brush since they will have a tendency to distort the fabric. If cushions are reversible, reverse each week when vacuuming them.

Upholstery spotting must always be done with caution. Pre-test the product you use in an inconspicuous place on the back of the furniture to make certain there will be no damage. Be sure to pre-test.