Furniture fabric protection extends the life of all of the fabrics in your home by preventing wear and other damage. Contrary to what many people think, it isn’t just for the upholstered furniture. Draperies and carpets also benefit from the same protective treatment.
You’re probably familiar with Murphy’s Law. The longer you wait to protect your valuable furnishings, the greater the chance that something will happen to lessen the value of those assets. You have a lot invested in your home. Even if you bought items on sale or they were received as gifts, the replacement value would likely give you sticker shock.
Years ago, upholstered furniture was protected with uncomfortable plastic covers. Homes aren’t museums; they’re meant to be lived in. Kids, pets and adults all contribute to the natural wear and tear within the house. Comfort doesn’t have to be sacrificed to establish an adequate level of protection from the routines of ordinary daily living.
Today, fabric protection begins by applying special sealants directly onto the fabrics. This sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? However, the average person doesn’t know that each product is appropriate for safe and effective use on particular fibers. Using the wrong product can be a very costly mistake because it can result in permanent damage.
Beyond knowing which product to use for each fabric, our professionals know how to properly apply them. Improper application can cause permanent changes in a fabric’s texture and appearance. They also know that the sealant doesn’t last forever. Routine touch-ups are required to assure continued, maximum protection.
Fabrics must be completely clean before the furniture fabric protection can be applied. The practical approach is to request that all of the upholstery be cleaned at the same time as the cleaning of the carpets and drapes. Everything can then be given protective treatment during the same appointment. It’s all in a typical day’s work for our carpet professionals.