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A Message from Dog

Categories: Oxi Fresh - Just for Fun, Upholstery Cleaning Tips

We need to talk.

It’s time we had a little talk, you and I. Sit down . . .  sit. Good human.

We’ve been friends for a long time, right?  Best friends, as the phrase goes, but I’ve got something I need to get off my paws. Don’t get me wrong – you’re a great human, what with the food, treats, walkies, and tummy rubs. I couldn’t ask for a better pet.

That was until you brought Evil into my home – a strange creature that stalks the shadows and watches my every move with sinister, glowing eyes. Yes, I’m talking about Mr. Meowbert. Dress him in sweaters and funny hats all you like, you cannot hide the darkness that lives within Mr. Meowbert’s heart.

Mr. Meowbert: The Embodiment of Evi

Terrible as his mere existence is, this “Cat” creature is making this home entirely uninhabitable! There’s this weird box of sand in the kitchen, Mr. Meowbert keeps stealing my bed, all my bird friends have disappeared, and the sofa is covered in cat hair! We all know full well that the sofa should be covered exclusively in my hair.

If you’re not going to stop Mr. Meowbert, I will. I’ve already found some loving homes for Mr. Meowbert where he can .  . . no? He’s staying? Like, permanently? Okay, fine. On to Plan B then. Here’s an article about removing pet hair from furniture – it’s something I found while searching for a carpet cleaner that could clean up my accident in the Dining Room. These upholstery cleaning tips should get rid of all that cat hair. Well, okay cat and dog hair, but try to leave mine behind if possible. After all, what’s a home without dog hair?

Anyways, read that and get to work. Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a squirrel outside that requires my attention.

Thanks to Cats Wearing Sweaters and the user she’s a brick house at pichaus.com

How to Keep Your Upholstery Clean

Categories: Upholstery Cleaning Tips

Dirt, dogs, children, and cats – it seems like the world is determined to keep our homes as messy as possible. Thankfully, though, most any cleaning challenge can be conquered if you have enough time and energy. But there are some problems that are tricky – like how do you keep your upholstery looking nice when everyone is always climbing all over it? After all, it’s not like you can spray it down and scrub it.

Well, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning has put together seven great upholstery cleaning tips to help you keep your furniture looking fresh for years to come. Here are quick versions of their tips:

1.) Vacuum: Regularly vacuum your piece, ideally once a week.

2.) Sunlight: Keep your upholstery out of direct sunlight, as it can cause the colors to fade.

3.) Rotation: Rotate your seat cushions to make sure they wear evenly on both sides.

4.) Sitting: Keep the sofa for sitting and avoid activities that might cause stains. For example, don’t let kids draw while sitting on it and try to keep food away from it.

5.) Pets: Keep pets off the furniture – the oils in their hair (and their hair as a matter of fact) quickly turn clean furniture into gross furniture.

6.) Covers: If you have machine-washable seat covers, only wash them in case of accidental spills. Washing them too often can mean they won’t match up with the color of the rest of the upholstery.

7.) Pro: Every six months to a year, have a professional upholstery cleaning. This will help remove any embedded dirt and oils in the upholstery fabric.

Hopefully these tips will help you out as you keep your furniture clean and healthier for longer. Good Luck!

If you’d like to read more about Oxi Fresh’s upholstery cleaning tips, click here.

The Curse of the Couch

Categories: Upholstery Cleaning Tips

"Is that a Spot?"

Halloween’s here and the party guests are shuffling toward your home, eager to messily devour your candy and wander like spirits forlorn between board games and the scary movie playing in the background. But despite many being dressed as the undead, they certainly don’t want to have a party in a dirty house – they’re discriminating corpses, after all – and they all seem to be avoiding that pet-hair covered couch. Continue Reading post – The Curse of the Couch

Keep Your Upholstery Clean This Winter

Categories: Carpet Cleaning Tips, Residential Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning Tips

Everyone immediately thinks of summer as one of the dustiest seasons, and one of the hardest seasons on your furniture, but winter’s tough too. Between muddy boots, sludge getting tracked in, and lots more nights spent in, your upholstered furniture can take quite a beating.

Oxi Fresh specializes in all-natural, gentle upholstery cleaning, but what should you do between professional cleanings?

1. Vacuum your upholstered furniture on a regular basis using a soft vacuum brush attachment that’s safe for use on fabrics. Vacuuming regularly will get rid of loose soil and crumbs, reduce overall grime and soiling of your upholstered furniture, and remove pet hair (especially beneficial if you have someone in your household with allergies).

2. Always act fast – the faster you can clean up a stain the better chance you have at removing it. Baby wipes or sanitary wipes are often the best tool for cleaning stains because they offer just the right amount of water and soap and evaporate quickly.

3. Make a special shoe area next to the door where family and visitors can leave their wet and muddy shoes – this will not only reduce the muck on your furniture but on your carpet too!

4. If you have an indoor/outdoor pet keep a towel by the door and give their paws a quick rubdown before letting them back into the house.

5. Always test spot a hidden section of your upholstery before cleaning it yourself. If the fabric of your furniture is made from a synthetic fabric such as polyester, nylon, or acrylic, it should be safe to clean. However, if the fabric of your furniture is made of more than 50% cotton, professional upholstery cleaning from one of our franchisees like Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Phoenix may be your best bet – especially if you are dealing with an especially large stain or all-over filth.

The ultimate key to upholstery cleaning is choosing the appropriate type of cleaning method. For example, cleaning a store-bought polyester-covered chair from 2010 is much different than cleaning a hand-embroidered antique sofa from the 1950s. Always check the fabric, and if you have any doubts about cleaning a particular piece of furniture, don’t hesitate to call us.

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