Every one or two years: on average, that’s how often you should have your upholstery cleaned by the professional carpet cleaners at Imagine Care in Nairobi, Kenya. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Your lifestyle, the number of occupants in your home, and resident allergy sufferers are important factors. The key is to weigh these criteria and find the ideal frequency.





Furniture that’s used frequently is a hotbed for dirt and dust accrual. Where exactly this occurs depends on the type of furniture, but with a white, cotton towel you can conduct an easy check of seat cushions, armrests, etc. Just rub the towel on the furniture’s surface, and if stays clean, you still have some time before your next upholstery cleaning. However, if the towel is smudged with dirt, you should make an appointment with our local upholstery cleaners.

Of course, an opposing scenario is possible in which furniture that’s rarely used acquires a sheen of dust over time. Furniture of this sort could also be susceptible to assorted insects and their droppings, so it’s just as important to have these items professionally cleaned too.





This one’s pretty straightforward. If you and/or others in your home suffer from allergies, you should have your furniture’s upholstery cleaned at least once a year, and maybe more depending on the severity of the allergies and the weather/pollen count. Common allergens like dust, pollen, and dander don’t take long to build up within upholstered furniture, and when they do you’ll have an unhappy allergy sufferer on your hands. Avoid this problem by keeping your upholstery clean, especially during the warmer months.






This is the biggest determiner of how often you should have your furniture upholstery cleaned. Here’s a list of common variables. The more of these you check off, the more often you should consider professional upholstery cleaning.

  • Are kids living in the home?
  • Do you have pets?
  • Do you spend a lot of time outside: gardening, cycling, hiking, etc.?
  • Might you be having a “hands-on” job like a construction worker, auto mechanic, contractor, carpenter, or exterminator?
  • Are people always coming and going to your house, i.e. neighborhood kids, clients of your at-home business?



In a place like Nairobi and Kiambu, where many people live an active lifestyle and are frequently outdoors, the need for upholstery cleaning is more pressing than in a city like, say, Eldoret. So right off the bat, you can probably check off one or two things on the list above. From there, it’s just a matter of assessing your lifestyle and confirming how many more items apply. But wherever you fall on the list, there’s a very good chance you’ll need your furniture upholstery cleaned more than just once every two years.






With so many variables involved in the subject of upholstery cleaning near Nairobi, homeowners can benefit from speaking with our expert cleaning team. We’ll help you assess your needs and then develop a plan designed to protect your upholstery and the health of the people who use it.

Contact us on +254737898884, +254759292158, +254789231328, +254742448334, or drop an email to . or use our online contact form to request your free estimate. Remember at Imagine Care, “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”