Monday, May 30, 2011

Upholstery Cleaning For Dummies

This is a short and simple upholstery cleaning guide, that you might find useful when you want to clean the spilled food and beverages from the sofa. It is really easy and it doesn't take too much for the cleaning process.
It is known that upholstery all the time attracts dirt and dust and you can not stop this. It can appear from everywhere and it can be many things, such as dead skin, skin oil, pet dander, fur and food spills. Dirt can even make your furniture smelling worse than ever. And for this reason vacuuming your upholstered furniture at least once or twice a week is so important.
Most cleaning services include vacuuming is step number one in cleaning process. So vacuuming is just the start of the cleaning process, or just the first step, you can not skip. For the dirt, that can not be easily removed only by using vacuum cleaner, you can read this guide and get ready for the real cleaning.
After the first step (vacuuming), the next one is to use a cleaning mixture for your upholstery. You can try using plain laundry detergent to clean the upholstery. It contains no softeners or other kind of additives. It is good to mix up the detergent with warm water before applying it on the furniture.
The third step is to use a damp sponge or clean cloth to put some of the suds on the stain. Rub it nicely around and then let the treated area to dry by itself. Check if there is any discolouration. If it appears, the try another type of laundry solutions. If not, then look up the forth step.
Step four is before starting the real cleaning process, check the all kinds of materials your upholsteries are made of. You might need to use a commercial cleaning product if the stains are really hard to remove.
If you don't want or don't have time for cleaning, then you can hire professional cleaning services, so you will be sure that you won't harm your upholstery and it will get clean as well.

1 comment:

  1. Nice cleaning tips. Thanks for sharing. I'm so inexperienced when it comes to cleaning. I call my mum twice a month to clean. The cool thing is she really does it. Oven Cleaning London.