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When Should I Clean My Upholstery?


Similar to your carpets, your upholstery retains hidden pollutants.Sitting on your upholstery crushes the pollutants deep into carpet fibers which makes them unreachable by vacuums. If left untreated, these pollutants attract Dust Mites which are microscopic bugs that leave behind daily waste and feces many times more than their body weight.   Even though the original pollutants are embedded tight in the fibers of your upholstery, body parts and "left overs" from the dust mites can easily be inhaled when the area is disturbed .


A simple test to see if your upholstery needs to be cleaned is to place a black towel or black napkins on the end of your vacuum hose and vacuum one of the seat cushions. The residue left on the towel or napkin will give you a good idea of how dirty your upholstery really is. Remember there is a lot more hidden pollutants in your upholstery fibers.


The  IICRC recommends cleaning upholstery furniture every one to two years. Superior Rapid Response is an IICRC certified firm, company number 211590. The IICRC is recognized as the leading authority for establishing carpet cleaning procedures, training and certifying technicians and companies.


There is no simple answer to this question. The answer can depend on several factors:  

  • Check the manufacturer’s warranty.

  • If you are single or a couple - once every 1 to 2 year

  • If a family member has allegories – 2 times per year.

  • If a member of your family smokes – 2 times per year.

  • If you have children – 1 to 2 times per year, depending on how active your children are.

  • If you have pets – 1 to 2 times a year, depending on the size and amount of pets you own.

  • If you have a large family, numerous pets and have a lot of company – 2 times per year.

Clean Upholstery lasts longer.

Superior Rapid Response is the premier upholstery cleaning company in Sarasota, FL.  Our goal is to offer high quality upholstery cleaning at an affordable price.

Contact us today at 941-923-3610 to schedule your free upholstery cleaning estimate or visit us at www.superior-rapid-response.com.