The sofa is one of the major furnishings exposed to daily and frequent use. Between family members, pests, and guests, it can take a beating. The more it is favored, the more soil, odors, germs, bacteria, and stains it will collect. Professional cleaning once or twice a year is essential to keep them clean, sanitized, and deodorized, but ensuring they are as clean as possible in between professional cleanings can keep them in optimal condition and lasting until the expected lifespan and possibly beyond. Today, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to share some suggestions on how you can keep your sofa clean.
How to Clean a Fabric Sofa
1) Vacuum the surface of the sofa. With the help of your vacuum cleaner, the hose, and all of the attachments, remove the excess dirt and debris present on the surface of your couch. Starting with the vacuuming will help you avoid a messier situation later and getting as much as the particles off as possible prevents it from looking filthy. Avoid using the abrasive tools however so you do not damage the fabric, especially if you have leather upholstery. Your couch will be clean on the surface with a thorough vacuuming; leaving you with the possible stains and odors.
2) Cleaning agents. Very carefully read through the tags on your sofa before initializing any further cleaning and treatment processing. Each fabric type has specific instructions on how to clean it. You can buy cleaning products accordingly to the upholstery as suggested by label. If in doubt, always perform a patch test in an inconspicuous location to ensure the color or upholstery will not be compromised. Use your preferred cleaner to disinfect the fabric; killing the germs and bacteria and removing the dirt spots and stains.
3) DIY cleaning solution. If your label does not indicate any specific cleaners, to get rid of stubborn stains, substance soiling, pet accidents, and so on, you can a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Depending on how thick you want the mixture will dictate how much baking soda, start with 2 parts white vinegar and 1 part baking soda and mix until the baking soda is dissolved this solution fights stains and defeats odors. For leather, use a dab of rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to dab away stains. If you decide to use any liquid cleaners to clean the stains off your sofa, never over saturate the couch, it could cause water damage. Stick with white cloths to blot out stains as dyes could be transferred and don’t scrub or rub as you will just smear the stains. Consider vacuuming every week or two contain the debris, it will help prevent the sofa from looking dully and dingy too soon.
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When your sofa is need of a deep clean, call Carpet Care 2000 and let our professionals perform a deep thorough clean. The deep rooted soil is completed removed, any lingering odors neutralized, and any stubborn stains completely lifted. Call us today schedule your sofa cleaning.