Monday, 9 December 2013

Upholstery Cleaning: Enhance your furniture’s life


Furniture can become quite expensive, especially if it is upholstered. In case, the chair, sofa or seat becomes dirty, then one should not just hide the stains with a slipcover. The owner needs to clean the upholstery very carefully and by using the right techniques. This way, the upholstered furniture can be kept brand new.

Keeping the home clean can be a cumbersome task, especially if there is a pet or small child around. This is because, someone at any point of time might spill drinks and food on the furniture, place their dirty shoes on the ottoman, or wear and tear the seat. This might require the owner to seek professional services. 

clean the upholstery

Checking the fabric

Checking the type of fabric is considered to be the first step towards cleaning any furniture. If it is manufactured from synthetic fabric like nylon, acrylic or polyester, it would be safe for cleaning. But, if it is a natural/synthetic blend, like cotton/poly, a spot test needs to be conducted first. This would mean a tiny hidden patch from the fabric needs to be tested first, to make sure that the type of technique or cleaning product does not smear, bleach or ruin the fabric. If the furniture’s fabric is created with 50% of cotton and more, then professional upholstery cleaning would be suggested, especially if the owner is dealing with a large stain or filth.

Quick act

It is better to treat the stains, when they are fresh. Acting fast can really help in having the upholstery cleaned. The longer, the stain is allowed to sit, the more tough it becomes to remove. Little cleaner or water is to be used for availing best results. Sanitary wipes or baby wipes are considered to be an effective tool towards cleaning such stains, since they offer the appropriate amount of soap and water to the fabric and also evaporate quickly.
 upholstery cleaned

Regular vacuuming

Vacuuming the furniture backs is necessary, regularly. A soft brush that is safe to be used on the fabrics need to be used for removing loose soil. The vacuum cleaner might come with several special upholstery attachments, which might be easy in reaching the creases and tiny corners in the furniture. Regular vacuuming would diminish overall soiling and grime of the upholstered furniture and is beneficial for people who ate having pets.

Grease and oil stains

There could be greasy butter stains on the furniture that could ruin it. The best remedy is to sprinkle salt, cornstarch or baby powder on the spot, immediately after discovering the stain and to rub it thoroughly.

 Ink stains

Ink stains are quite common and leave a mark on the chair or sofa. With some hairspray, alcohol, nail polish remover, the stain can be removed.

Things to remember

It is to be understood that not all the stains are the same. With some tips, it is possible to remove them and enhance the life of the furniture.
  • Have a proper look at the fabric
  • Use the right cleaning techniques
  • In case there is a doubt, or if the furniture is too expensive, then it would be better to call a professional upholstery cleaning company.

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