To keep your mind off the boring rules that are quickly forgotten, remember one simple truth:
The sofa - though not a man, but needs similar care.
Do not believe it? Read on and decide whom these statements apply to men, sofas, or both at once?
Ignoring its needs, you run the risk of "falling into" unpredictable expenses or losing it altogether.
The careless operation always leads to a shortened product life. In the case of a sofa, it often becomes the cause of the necessary dry cleaning, hauling, repair or replacement.
The last case is not so uncommon, because sometimes repairing a product is not much cheaper than buying a new one.
It is better to pay regular attention and to spend money on different trifles from time to time than encountering serious problems or separation later.
Buy upholstery care products, avoid contamination with food or drinks, try to remove stains immediately after appearance.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendations: some models absolutely do not require maintenance of folding/unfolding mechanisms, while others, on the contrary, can serve for a long time only if they are regularly lubricated or adjusted.
By putting too much on it, you risk undermining its health.
Any designs are made for a certain weight, and mechanisms - for a certain number of operations. Fans of jumping on sofas and beds probably know what broken frame parts or crushed zones of a mattress are. Careful (within reasonable) use of furniture never becomes the cause of its damage.
This rule does not apply to maintenance but allows you to keep the sofa in good condition and attractive appearance for much longer.
It is difficult to love it if it`s dirty and untidy.
Fortunately, the sofa does not wear shirts that need to be ironed regularly. It has only one “suit” that needs to be cleaned not so often. If your “companion” likes classic “clothes” - then use a soft brush and non-aggressive agents to do the cleaning.
Before the first use, be safe and test the action of the new cleaning agent somewhere in an inconspicuous place, for example, on the back of a closing sash.
The leather “clothes” of your sofa practically cannot be dirty, but the use of special care products for this material (sprays, wet wipes, creams) will help keep it soft and elastic, preventing the appearance of cracks.
Antistatic agents help in the fight against dust, which accumulates on the surface and is especially noticeable on lacquered wooden parts.
Sew up, trim ...
Of course, this is not in the literal sense. Any significant damage to the upholstery or other external parts that determine the appearance of the furniture requires either serious professional repair or the purchase of a new product. However, some damage or visible imperfections can be repaired on your own quickly, inexpensively and efficiently.
For example, scuffs or small cracks in the leather upholstery can be eliminated with special repair tools for the skin (called "liquid skin"). It is only necessary to carefully select the shade of such a tool so that it matches the shade of the original upholstery as much as possible.
Check its passport.
Buyers may be surprised by the fact that many manufacturers sell their sofas with a passport. This document may contain information about the date of production, the crew or the specific employee who performed the assembly.
In addition, upholstery materials and care rules for them are often indicated in the passport. This information will help you find the right care products for the upholstery. If you accidentally lost your passport after purchasing furniture, simply contact the manufacturer for the contact information on his site or, as a last resort, consult your local dealer of the similar products.
It likes a comfortable temperature and humidity.
Surprisingly, the sofa, like a human, “does not like” both heat and cold, both too high humidity and excessively dry conditions. The optimal temperature for storage and operation of wooden furniture with any type of upholstery, in which the products do not dry, rot and mold, is considered to be a moderate temperature in the range of 15-25 C and humidity in the range of 30-80%. Everything is like humans.
And also leather furniture should not be placed near heating equipment or in direct sunlight, otherwise, the skin will crack and wrinkle.
Steaming is not only pleasant but also useful.
Steaming the upholstery with a steam generator is one of those few care steps that are almost never mentioned. However, it is perhaps the only way to effectively combat ticks, fungi and other microorganisms that can cause allergies. Moreover, steaming can preserve contamination, so it is advisable to perform a thorough cleaning before the procedure and remove all visible contaminants.
"Amers" sofas are designed to give you comfort and coziness. Pay attention to them, and they will not be left in your debt.