grey upholstery care

General Upholstery Care

The useful life of upholstered furniture can be increased if the consumer follows a few simple fabric protection rules. Vacuuming Weekly vacuuming or light brushing helps to remove soil and protect fabric from the embedding of dirt or grime between fibres which can increase abrasion and wear. Cushion turning The life of upholstered cushions can be increased through periodic turning.  The weekly reversal of loose cushions will allow even distribution of wear over time. Fabric protection Fabric protection helps to[…]

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Six Ways to Ruin Your Upholstery

 1) Unzip People figure that because they can unzip their upholstery, they can just take it off and take it to the dry cleaners.  In fact, zippers are put in for the convenience of the manufacturer, not the customer.  Upholstery should be cleaned on the frame or cushion so that it will retain its shape.  Also, dry cleaners use different materials and techniques than upholstery cleaners, which can shrink and/or damage upholstery.  Surprise – the fabric doesn’t fit anymore!  2)[…]

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stain guard carpet

The Truth About Stain Guard Protection

It’s always a pleasure to see how bright and clean your carpets or upholstery look right after professional carpet cleaning and/or upholstery cleaning. You can keep them looking fresh and new longer by asking for Stain Guard Protection, to help resist soil and stains. Stain Guard Characteristics The repellent characteristic of a fabric protector keeps dirt from sticking to the fibers.  This Improves vacuuming because dirt is more easily picked-up, and fewer passes are required with the vacuum. It also simplifies[…]

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Commercial Carpet & Office Furniture Cleaning

Unlike other companies that cater solely to residences, Reliable Carpet Care also has a commercial division to expertly handle commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning.  Reliable technicians know that commercial cleaning is different. We are well trained and experienced in handling the special needs of office buildings, restaurants/bars, houses of worship, hotels, retail stores, schools, institutions, and apartment complexes anywhere in the GTA. Whether your cleaning job is large or small, we have the experience, know-how and equipment to get the[…]

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Solve your Pet Urine Problems

We love our pets but hate pet urine problems. Nevertheless, sometimes they can have an accident on the carpet or upholstery. Don’t panic; just call a professional cleaning company that can deal with the problem right away. One piece of advice, don’t just mask the problem with deodorizers and perfumes. And please don’t try to clean it yourself with wet cleaners. There’s a very good chance you will make the problem even worse. Get to the root of the problem[…]

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The Eventful Life of Your Furniture

The furniture in your home leads an eventful life.  No matter what type of fabric you choose, it will need regular maintenance and cleaning to keep it fresh and new-looking. Upholstered furniture is a large investment in most homes, along with items like carpeting, kitchen appliances and the family car.  For that reason, regular maintenance and professional cleaning will significantly prolong the attractiveness and useful life of delicate upholstery fabrics. The superior cleaning services provided by Reliable Carpet & Upholstery Care[…]

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Unseen Danger – the House Dust Mite

The causes and effects of allergies have long been known and can be a serious health threat. Still allergies seem to be on the increase. They are an unwanted response of the immune system resulting in inflammation of the eyes and nose (rhinitis), lungs (asthma) and skin (eczema). It is estimated that allergies affect some 40% of the population at some time and the percentage is on the increase. One controllable culprit in the battle with allergens is the house[…]

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Upholstery stain removal

Upholstery Stain Removal Guide

  Home Upholstery Stain Removal Guide Reliable Carpet & Upholstery Care has been cleaning upholstery in the GTA for nearly two decades and we have seen and treated upholstery stains of all varieties. We have compiled this guide to help you to treat some of the most common upholstery stains at home. Simply select and  ‘click’ on a type from the table below. Before trying any of the remedies in this guide, please consider the following: Treat stains as soon[…]

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Upholstery Care

Extending The Life Of Your Upholstery

No matter the quality of your upholstered furniture, without proper care your beloved furnishings may not last as long as you had hoped. Thankfully, with a little care and preventative maintenance, you can extend the life of your furnishings and enjoy them for many years to come. Follow Manufacturer’s Recommendations When purchasing new upholstered furniture, always review the manufacturer’s care instructions. This will help you avoid using non-recommended cleaning solutions and protective sprays and will often provide useful tips for[…]

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