The couch is the probably one of the most used pieces of furniture for pleasure and having fun in your house. This is the place where you could have a rest and watch a movie, spend a romantic evening or just drink your cup of coffee in the morning. This means that it receives a lot of dirt and stains, especially in homes with children and pets. So according to our upholstery cleaning London professionals you have to take a good care of the upholstery and clean it regularly to keep the good look of the couch and the comfort of your furniture.
We have prepared some great tips for the good cleaning and maintenance of the couch upholstery.
Useful Ideas For Couch Upholstery Cleaning and Maintenance
The first step that you need to take when cleaning couch upholstery is to remove all the cushions from the couch and vacuum the surface and all the sides thoroughly using an upholstery attachment. Remember that the cushions also need a regular cleaning and maintenance and we would recommend cleaning and washing them when you clean the sofa so that there will be no difference in the colours brightness.
Pre-treat the heavily soiled areas with the spray foaming upholstery cleaner. Always check the manufacturers’ labels to choose the most appropriate product for the specific type of fabric.
Leave the cleaner to work on the stain for a few minutes and the rub it gently into the fabrics using a wet cloth. Change the cloth with a clean one when you notice that the cloth becomes dirty.
Use appropriate upholstery cleaner to clean the whole surface of the sofa so that there will not be any spots in fresher colours on the upholstery. Always try a bit of the cleaning solution on a small hidden piece of the upholstery to make sure they do not cause any damage or discolouration of the fabric.
When you have completed the cleaning of the couch, vacuum the surfaces again to remove the excess quantities of the cleaning product.
Leave the couch to air dry completely before using it again because it could cause more damage to the upholstery.
If you could not remove all the stains from the sofa, remember that you may use professional cleaning services. They could help you remove not only the stains from the couch upholstery but also the ones from the carpets and draperies in your home.
Regular Cleaning For That Big Couch
Owning a big couch that could be made of either pure microfiber or often times, consists percentage of polyester mixed along with the microfiber material. Having a polyester fabric couch would be easily to clean with just water, as for microfiber you shall need some kind of cleaning agent. Always keep in mind, that you have an instruction manual along with the couch when you purchased it. If you can’t find it, search for a label showing what type of textile material was used for the couch.
Cleaning the couch with vacuum cleaner at least once on two weeks, would be a good way to keep in acceptable condition your big couch. The microfiber fabric has great touch feeling to the skin, but also it is a knife with two blade, as it is a material that tends to collect more dust. It could be a source for allergic people to dust. Thus regular vacuuming in order to keep your couch dust-free is advised.
What about the staining. All types of stains can vary in a degree of their density and opacity. Some blemishes and stains are so easily to remove, while others can be a real challenge. Those stains challenging you, that just wont go away need more special treatment. One of the most successful way to clean a stain, is to spray it with “stain remover”. But as soon as possible after seeing it. When you see that the stain becomes softer and you see it dissolving, it is time to clean it with other agent and hard haired brush.
Despite regular cleaning of the couch that you are performing on regular basis, soon or later an odour would start to come out from it. Well, removing odour is not so easy as removing stains, it is even harder, much harder. The baking soda is one of the possibilities that may work on your couch and remove its odour source. But if you have a spillage in the past from some greasy liquid and it had soaked in, it could be very complicated indeed. As for stains that are no more but still remained their scent, the baking soda could come in help as it has the capability to absorb quite well any kind of odour.