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4 Things To Consider Before Cleaning Your Sofa

You and your family may spend hundreds of hours over the course of a year relaxing on your couch. As you relax, germs, dirt, dust, dust mites and even pests are taking up residence in your soft furnishings. Visible stains, dirty marks, bad odors and dust trapped in the fibers and cracks of your couch can not only make your couch look bad, they can also create an unhealthy environment in your home.

Regular couch and upholstery cleaning is essential to ensure a clean, comfortable and healthy environment in your home. For the ultimate in thorough and specialized couch and upholstery cleaning, choose a professional upholstery cleaner to remove even the toughest dirt, dust, stains and odors from your couch. Consider the following questions before choosing to clean your furniture.

What Materials are in the Upholstery of My Furniture?

Different furniture upholstery materials require different cleaning methods. It is essential to apply the right upholstery cleaning method for the material of your furniture. Different types of fabric such as cotton, wool, synthetics, and microfiber all have unique needs for cleaning and protection.

Establishing the type of fabric upholstery in your couch can help you choose the proper cleaning method. Finding the care label on your couch is a good start to providing the right clean to your upholstery. The couch care label should inform you of what material is in the couch and will provide you with specific care and cleaning instructions.

How Deep Should I Clean My Furniture?

The best method of cleaning your couch or furniture depends on the condition of your couch and how deep you would like to clean. If your couch is relatively clean and you simply need to remove some surface dust, a light cleaning may be the solution. If your couch has staining, dirt marks, a particularly bad odor, or it hasn’t been cleaned for a while, a deep upholstery cleaning or spot cleaning may be necessary.

Do I Have the Tools to Clean the Upholstery in My Furniture?

Proper cleaning of your furniture upholstery relies on having the right cleaning tools. You will need to have specific equipment and tools to be able to lift stains, reach deep into the fibers, and remove deep-rooted dirt and odors. For deep furniture upholstery cleaning, along with thorough stain removal and odor removal, professional upholstery cleaning will be best. Hand-cleaning upholstery using home cleaning equipment can be backbreaking and time consuming. Professional upholstery cleaners have the tools, cleaning products and expertise necessary to deeply and thoroughly clean all upholstery types and materials.

Do I Have the Right Cleaning Product to Clean My Furniture?

Different upholstery materials require specific cleaning and care. Various types of fabric couches require different cleansers or shampoos to clean between the fibers and remove dirt and stains.

Professional cleaning solutions are often able to clean deeper, and dry more quickly, to ensure a couch or piece of furniture will be returned to use sooner, and will prevent the upholstery material from being damaged. Professional upholstery cleaning ensures an outstanding result that is safe for your furniture and your family.

  • Behsazan
    Posted at 16:15h, 30 June Reply

    thanks for the article
    it helped me a lot

  • Derek Dewitt
    Posted at 13:21h, 09 October Reply

    My wife and I have been trying to deep-clean out furniture but we haven’t had any luck yet. I had no idea that different fabrics required different cleaning solutions and methods. We’ll have to check the labels and find some products that work on them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Taylor Bishop
    Posted at 18:40h, 10 June Reply

    I wanted to thank you for the advice for cleaning a sofa. I’m glad you mentioned that you would need specific equipment to lift stains, so it could be good to get a professional. Maybe it could also be good to tell the professional about the stains on your sofa so they have an idea of what to bring to clean it.

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