Spring is the perfect season to spring clean your home—but that doesn’t mean the summer months are too late! Couches and other upholstery can quickly become packed with bacteria and allergens, so there’s never really a wrong time to deep clean them.
Here are a few furniture cleaning tips from the pro’s at Chem-Dry.
Tips For Cleaning Couches And Upholstery
1 – Vacuum furniture often.
Try to keep up with this chore on a weekly basis. Then, when it comes to deep cleaning, vacuum and remove all the cushions and use your available attachments to get deep in the crevices where pet hair, dirt, and crumbs hide.
2 – Polish wood and metal pieces on your furniture.
Don’t forget to wipe done all the non-upholstered surfaces of your furniture using wood polish or a gentle cleaner.
3 – Treat your specific upholstery fabric.
Check for a tag on your couch that has specific instructions or precautions for your type of fabric. Common furniture labels are WS (safe to use mild detergent), S (dry cleaner detergent only), X (no water, vacuum only), W (safe to clean with water).
4 – Spot treat surface stains.
Remove surface stains with a cleaning solution that’s safe for your type of fabric. You can try a store bought cleaner or a DIY solution. We recommend mixing ¼ cup of vinegar with ¾ cup water and a couple drops of dish soap in a spray bottle.
5 – Allow time for your upholstery to dry.
Avoid using too much moisture and cleaning solution so you don’t over-saturate your upholstery. Soak up as much moisture as you can with a towel, then allow several days for your furniture to drive before sitting or using it regularly. You may want to direct a fan at your upholstery as well to aid in the drying process.
6 – Schedule a professional upholstery cleaning appointment.
The steps above typically work well for maintenance and spot treating. However, your upholstery will need to be professionally cleaned at least once each year to remove allergens and harmful bacteria.
Furniture Cleaning In Canyon Country, California
Chem-Dry safely and effectively removes 98% of allergens from upholstery and 89% of airborne bacteria, plus uses 80% less moisture than other methods in the upholstery cleaning process.
We look forward to putting our expertise to work to help you achieve a drier, cleaner, healthier home.