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Whether you are prepping your RV for summer, or you just purchased a used RV, it’s time for an upholstery deep cleaning. You are in luck. Cleaning your motorhome is easy, and you will be happy to know that it is done pretty much the same way as cleaning the upholstery in your home.
Did you know that carpet cleaning companies will do the job? It is a cost-effective way of getting a fresh look to your RV interior with even better results than you can obtain on your own.
Where to start … simply call Commercial Cleaning and Restoration and let us do all the work.
Prepping Your RV
You know all about prepping your RV—checking tires, inspect towing equipment, test the water heater and HVAC, and deodorize the holding tanks. But what about one of the most important areas that many RV owners overlook? We’re talking, of course, about the upholstery and seating that makes your RV experience comfortable. An RV is only as new as its upholstery looks, which means if you want to extend the life of your RV, you’d better take care of your interior just as well as you do the exterior.
RV Upholstery Cleaning
The upholstery in a motorhome tends to take a lot of punishment. You spend a lot of time on those cushions – eating, sitting, sleeping. Keeping them clean can be a challenge but it’s important that you do.
Before you try cleaning your upholstery yourself, be sure to read the manufacturer’s label before washing or applying cleaning agents. If not cleaned with the right products, you can ruin your upholstery. Our experienced and educated professionals know how to maintain the integrity of the upholstery.
Below are ways to maintain your motorhome upholstery:
- Vacuum Regularly
Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to clean the fabric. Regular vacuuming controls the amount of dust and grime that gets embedded into the fabric.
If you are an experienced RVer, chances are you have been greeted by unwanted musty odors in your RV. Air fresheners don’t work anymore nor does keeping the windows down. Commercial Cleaning & Restoration will remove odors at the source rather than covering them up, so you’re back to fresh-scented upholstery!
The most common upholstery stains you will be dealing with on RV furniture are water stains, coffee/tea, wine, and rust. Each stain is treated differently. For example, coffee and tea stains you’ll need an enzyme cleaner. Red wine and Kool-Aid use another type of cleaner. Our technicians are trained in upholstery stain removal.
- Fabric Protector
You’ll want to invest in a quality cleaner and protectant like KleenGuard®.In addition to increasing resistance to wear and abrasion on your RV upholstery, it serves the dual purpose of leaving a layer of protection against sun damage.
RV Carpet Cleaning
RV carpeting is the same carpeting you’ll find in your home today but there are differences between the types of dirt found in your home and the dirt found in your motorhome RV. You won’t typically find oil, tar, or grease on your home carpet but that is what you will find in an RV. It takes a lot more than soap and water and a little elbow grease to get it off.
Extend the life and condition of your RV carpeting. Schedule an RV interior cleaning with Commercial Cleaning & Restoration to remove all the dirt and debris that was dragged in during your road-tripping adventures. We even clean other RV floor surfaces such as laminate, LVT and linoleum.
To get the most out of your RV Carpet Cleaning:
- Find out how long the stains have been there and what may have caused them.
- Have protectants applied to your carpet.
- Remember the legs on most RV furniture are metal and will rust if placed on wet carpeting, so we always have some type of protection under the legs.
- There are times when the carpet is just too badly stained for the stains to be removed. We can dye the carpet stain a shade or two, just enough to hide the stain.
Protect Your RV Upholstery from Pets
We want to help you protect your motorhome upholstery from pets so you can enjoy your dream RV for years to come. There are plenty of precautions you can take to protect your furniture and carpet. Here are our favorite two:
KleenGuard® Fabric Protectors
If covering your furniture with a blanket isn’t your style, products like KleenGuard® fabric protectors can help. KleenGuard® is a protector made for use on carpet and upholstery fabric to protect fibers from both oil and water-based stains and leaves behind a pleasant fragrance.
Libby (Director of Spots and Odors)
Our Very Own Spot Out Remover
Pet parents should also not underestimate the value of spot cleaning. We’ll be the first to admit not every pet mess on the furniture requires an entire motorhome cleaning. It’s that exact insight that led our pet parent engineers to develop the Spot Out Remover. This pet-friendly carpet and upholstery cleaner is perfect for sudden messes in small spaces.
Having your upholstery looking clean and smelling fresh goes a long way to make your and your family more comfortable knowing that you are sleeping in a nice clean motorhome as you travel. It will also help to preserve the life of your upholstery, and it will help you get a better price, if you decide to sell your RV at some point.
At Commercial Cleaning & Restoration, we want the best for you and your carpet and we will work to prove it to you.
We also clean area rugs and upholstery.
Carpet • Tile • Area Rugs • Upholstered Furniture
If you are interested in having your flooring and upholstery professionally cleaned, schedule an appointment at (520) 297-4736 for your home today!