If you own upholstery furniture, it is advisable to clean it with a steam cleaner at least twice a year. Steam cleaners work well to remove the dingy, smell that generally emanates from unclean upholstery furniture. Using a steam cleaner is easy and you can effectively remove stains, spills and other dirt embedded in the fabric of upholstery sofas and chairs. Steam cleaning is the best way to deep clean your upholstery, as the hot water steam works to destroy dust mites and other allergens that may be trapped in your furniture. Moreover, steam cleaning uses a vacuum-like suction that removes extra water from the upholstery fabric which reduces the drying time. While you can invest in a steam cleaner, you can also save money by renting one from your local DIY store.