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7 Reasons for Upholstery Cleaning

Upholstery is part of our lives. Whether you’re enjoying a good book in the living room or you’re relaxing and watching Netflix after a long day of work, we use our couches and armchairs day in and day out.

Our furniture’s upholstery can also be a big factor as to how our home’s interior design looks and smells.

why it’s a great idea to keep it looking clean and gorgeous, and it’s only one of seven reasons why we recommend you hire a professional company for upholstery cleaning services. What are the other seven reasons? Read on…

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Cleaning Tips to Avoid Mold

Why Something Seemingly Harmless Could Be Damaging Your Health

There could be something lurking in your home that is actually making you ill – and you wouldn’t even know about it.

It can lurk anywhere – including bathrooms and kitchens, especially under sinks – particularly leaky ones.

Behind or under appliances that hide slow plumbing leaks (refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, etc.)

Roof leaks, around windows where condensation collects, high humidity areas of your home, and even fabrics and carpets – through leaks or through bad/cheap cleaning, caused by over wetting.

We are of course talking about mold, and in this article we are going to focus on bad cleaning.

Mold Buildup Is Harmful to Your Health

Mold is very serious,  it’s not just harmless black spots.

Mold can cause:

  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Headache, anxiety, depression, memory loss, and visual disturbances
  • Immune system disturbances and fatigue
  • Shortness of breath and more.

How Fungi Grow in Your Home

Fungi grow by releasing reproductive cells (spores) into the air, just as plants reproduce by spreading seeds.

The airborne spores are invisible to the naked eye, which is a major reason mold is such a problem.

It is not uncommon to find hundreds or even thousands of mold spores per cubic foot of indoor air.

Mold is a type of fungus, as are mushrooms and yeast. There are thousands of  types of fungi  and of these, scientists have identified more than 1,000 types of mold growing inside houses.

Some mold compounds are volatile and released directly into the air, known as microbial volatile organic compounds.

Fragments of the cell walls of molds can also be inhaled and cause inflammatory respiratory reactions, including a flu-like illness called Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome.

How to Avoid Mold Issues

Having damp in your home is not good for you!

If you have had a bad experience with a cleaner – using cheap, weak equipment, thus leaving your carpets too wet – often for days on end, then next time make sure that they really do have the most powerful cleaning system available.

This way you should never get a serious mold problem – possibly giving you health issues.

If the equipment is NOT the most powerful, then it simply cannot extractHappy New Year 2018 Images as much moisture possible, a simple fact.

For carpet, upholstery, or cleaning tips, please give us a call.

Tips to keep your carpets and area rugs clean

Tips to keep your carpets and area rugs clean!!
Classic Care Carpet Cleaning, in Nanaimo for over 20 years, is here with some carpet cleaning tips for your home’s carpets this spring.

Keeping carpets clean is an easy way to add to the overall appearance of your home and these tips will help you keep carpet fresh, clean and lasting.

The following tips cover the different aspects of how to keep you carpet looking great all year.
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Spring Cleaning and Carpets?

Spring Cleaning ?
Do it yourself Carpet Cleaning versus the Pro.

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Having your living room or bedroom flooring – carpets or/and upholstery cleaned is a chore that usually falls into the same category as spring cleaning: not very fun to do, but necessary, and should occur with approximately the same level of frequency. Most carpet owners, however, will only have their carpets cleaned once every year (and some not even that).Read More

Why and who should clean Upholstery?

Why and who should clean upholstery?

Many times it is assumed that any carpet cleaning company by default is also a skilled upholstery cleaner.
Nothing can be further from the truth. While the majority of wall to wall carpeting falls under a few categories of fiber content and construction, upholstered fabric entirely different.
Upholstery comes in so many different styles and quality, that it takes real hands-on experience to be a skilled upholstery cleaner.
Because quality upholstered furniture cleaning is a lost art and takes great patience and skilled methodology, many have just resorted to shoddy attachments to carpet cleaning machines.
Often the technician has never really learned the important basic cleaning procedures required to produce excellent safe results.

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Classic Care Services – Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning does it right.

While carpet cleaning has available about four basic methods, upholstery cleaning almost always requires a methodical combination of several different methods.
To be truly skilled in upholstery cleaning, a technician needs to be proficient in at least six or seven different detailed procedures.
This is just for basic cleaning to address the many materials and construction out there in the field.
Upholstery cleaning requires the intimate knowledge and industry related education plus experience to know exactly how to proceed with the many fabrics that are encountered.
The host of different products and procedures employed far exceeds what an average technician possesses.

At Classic Care Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning we do have those skills, and also the needed experience to produce outstanding results for our valued customers.

Try us and you will see!


Why and who should clean Clean Upholstery?
Why have your upholstered furniture professionally cleaned on a regular basis? It’s pretty simple – it gets used almost every day and you spend a lot of time on it. viva video for pc Body oils and odors accumulate, hair and even skin fragments collect, beverage spills and snacks get spilled. Because upholstered fabrics are woven, they hold an incredible amount of soil and particles. Hold up a sofa cushion near a sunny window and agitate it. What do you see? Now smell the fabric. Not fresh?
Although there are aerosol cans available from stores to clean or freshen fabric, these products also leave behind residues. Think about that the next time someone is laying on the sofa. Do you want to be breathing that?
Many upholstered fabrics have dye sensitivities. There are a great deal of products and methods out there that will cause permanent damage to the material.
The texture and look and feel of the fabric can be permanently altered if cleaned improperly.
Clean it regularly even if it doesn’t look like it needs it. Do it for health. The less soiled the fabric, the less expensive the cleaning. Sometimes it makes sense to clean cushions and arms twice a year and the rest once every year or two.