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Upholstery Care Tips for Chicago Homeowners


    Having your upholstered furniture professionally cleaned in your West Town house, apartment, or condo at least once a year will help it look better and last longer! But the benefits of calling on the Chicago-based upholstered furniture cleaning pros at ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons don’t end there! Frequent upholstery cleaning can also improve and maintain your family’s health by removing the nasty bacteria and allergens—most notably mold, dust, and mildew—that build up in your chairs, sofa(s), and other pieces of furniture over time.

    Proper upholstery cleaning shouldn’t be undertaken with a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s because different types of upholstery (and stains) require unique methods of treatment to obtain optimum results. At ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons, we have the tools, experience, and resources to properly clean and refresh all of your upholstery. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

    In addition to regularly scheduled upholstery cleaning, there are other steps homeowners can take to keep their furniture looking good and lasting longer. Here are some helpful tips:

    • Vacuum at regular intervals. Of course, it makes good sense to vacuum the furniture that’s used the most in your home more often. Once in awhile, you should also vacuum underneath the cushions to remove the crumbs and pet hairs that inevitably congregate there.
    • Tend to spills immediately. The longer a spill remains, the harder it is to get out. Using a clean white towel, blot the stain. If it’s appropriate, apply the correct spot remover and work toward the center of the spot. Repeat as needed, but use caution.
    • Rotate the cushions. Most folks and many of our furry, four-legged friends like to claim one area of the couch or a particular chair as a favorite place to sit and relax. Unfortunately, this scenario often results in some cushions seeing much more wear than others. By rotating the cushions regularly, they’ll wear more evenly and have a longer life, which can save big money in replacement costs.
    • Minimize sun exposure. If possible, keep your upholstered furniture out of direct sunlight to minimize fading. Use blinds at appropriate times to help accomplish this.

    For effective and reliable upholstery cleaning services, contact ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons at 773-376-1110. And don’t forget, our high-quality upholstery cleaning services can also be bundled with our residential carpet cleaning and residential house-wide cleaning services. We can make the West Town house, apartment, or condo that you call home look and smell fantastic from top to bottom!


    • Nasutsa Mabwa

      Nasutsa Mabwa is President of ServiceMaster by Simons, a MBE/WBE City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified firm. She is a 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite awardee, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and a 2018 ServiceMaster(c) Achiever Award recipient. She is a Civic Federation Board Member, an Advisory Board Member for as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She is IICRC certified for WRT & FSRT.

      About ServiceMaster Restoration By Simons
      Restoration By Simons is an MBE/WBE certified firm and family-run company serving both Cook and Lake County, Illinois. Recently, the company was awarded a variety of honors, including the SB100 Best of Small Business Award Winner 2021, Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recipient of the 2020 Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and the recipient of the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year Award, Honorable Mention Category. Restoration By Simons provides disaster restoration services including water and flood damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, to residential and commercial customers in both Cook and Lake County IL.

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