Spring is a great time to start deep cleaning. So, let’s talk about deep cleaning your upholstery. Your couches, sofas, and chairs can get dirty. How often do you clean it? It may be time to start looking at your upholstery and clean it. But how do you do that and where do you start? Carpet Care 2000 knows exactly what to do when you are needing to clean your upholstery. Following are a few things to do and think about when you are starting to clean your upholstery.
Treat Specific Couch Upholstery Fabric
Before you even start to clean the fabric on your sofa, couch, chair, etc. you will want to find a cleaning label that is attached to it. This cleaning label will help you know what type of cleaning you can do on your upholstery. The cleaning label can have codes on it
WS – safe to use mild detergent
S – dry cleaner detergent only
X – no water, vacuum only
W – safe to clean with water
You will want to follow these labels so you do not ruin the fabric on your upholstery.
Now that you know what type of fabric you have and what type of cleaning you can do. Next, you should start to vacuum it. This will help to remove surface dirt that is on your upholstery. This can really help your upholstery start to look clean. If your couch has removable cushion covers, take them off and wash them. This will help get rid of the dirt and deep clean the upholstery more than just vacuuming.
Spot Treat Stains on Fabric Sofa
Let’s face it, the couch, sofa, chairs, or whatever you may be sitting on can get spills and stains on it, no matter how careful you are. When this happens, you can treat the visible stains. You can use either a store-bought stain remover or a natural homemade solution. A mixture of ¼ cup vinegar, ¾ cup of water, and a couple of drops of dish soap. You will want to make sure you patch test first. You do not want to do the whole upholstery and then find out you ruined it.
Let Upholstered Fabric Dry
After you have spot-treated your upholstery you will want to make sure you let your furniture dry. You want to have it in a well-ventilated area to get it dry. You can use portable fans if needed. This will help the drying process. You will want to make sure you keep an eye out for any mold or mildew growth if your home is humid.
Schedule Professional Upholstery Cleaning
The best thing you can do is schedule a professional upholstery cleaning. They have the right tools and the right equipment to come in and clean any upholstery that you need to be cleaned. This will leave your couch, sofa, or chairs looking clean and like new.
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Using a professional like Carpet Care 2000 is a great choice when it comes to cleaning your upholstery or your carpet. We can deep clean your upholstery that you will not be able to do on your own. Call Carpet Care 2000 to come out and clean the upholstery in your home.