Using the brush attachment, vacuum fabric surfaces regularly to remove debris. A lint-roller can be used as well.
Use a whisk broom or soft brush on feather and down cushions; do not vacuum.
Sit on the cushions, not the backs and arms of sofas, chairs etc. Sitting on backs and arms can cause structural damage.
Ottomans, recliner footrests, and the end of an opened sleep sofa are not designed to hold body weight; if sat on these pieces can break.
If a (fifth) center support leg is included with a sofa, screw it into place (the middle) to maintain the structural integrity of the frame. Often, the center support leg is suspended ½" above the floor, making contact with the floor as weight is applied to the sofa.
Maintain screw-in legs by tightening when needed. Do not over-tighten!
Move upholstery furniture by lifting it. Dragging or pushing furniture can damage furniture and floors.
To reduce the movement of upholstery and sectional pieces on hardwood floors, place furniture cups with rubber bottoms under the legs.
Cleaning codes are used as a guide when having upholstery professionally cleaned. Please click the link below for more information on cleaning codes:
Many fabrics are prone to pilling when first exposed to friction. Pilling is the shedding of excess fibers, and is usually found in "high use" areas such as on seat cushions and seat backs.
Pilling subsides in time.
The use of a fabric shaver-such as the type that's used on clothing- controls pilling.
Fabrics with a raised nap or smooth, shiny texture- like velvet or some chenille fabrics- often show shading. (Light and dark areas) Regular vacuuming with a brush attachment can help even-out the appearance of the fabric.
Fabric can stretch. Most common in seating areas, this can result in a relaxed appearance called "puddling". Flipping and turning seat cushions regularly can help minimize puddling.