Our upholstered furniture adds comfort and beauty to our homes. Although most upholstered pieces are designed to withstand even the greatest wear and tear, regular cleaning is still a musty. By cleaning your upholstery frequently, you prolong its lifespan, preserve its beauty, and improve its durability. Obviously, the best way to achieve all these benefits is to hire a professional upholstery cleaning service provider for the task. However, there are a few things you can do on your own.
If you decide to clean your upholstered furniture yourself, then the first thing you have to do is identify the type of material your upholstery is made of. Synthetic fabric is the easiest to clean because it doesn’t require any special treatment. Cotton fabric, on the other hand, should be handled with care. You may have to consult a professional cleaner as to what cleaning products are best to use on your upholstery.
The next step of the process is removing all cushions from your furniture and vacuuming the surface of the upholstered furniture thoroughly. Make sure you use a high-power vacuum and an upholstery attachment for this task. Make sure you clean all the nooks and crannies too.
The vacuuming process removes most of the dirt and dust from your upholstery, the and dirt that is trapped deep into the fibers is still there. Obviously, you need to resort to more aggressive methods to clean your upholstery properly. Our recommendation is to use a homemade cleaning solution. A mixture of warm water and dish washing soap will do the trick.
Mix a quarter cup of biodegradable dishwashing soap and a cup of water into a large bowl. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer until it becomes a thick foam. Apply the foam on the upholstery using a paint brush. The foam will soften the fibers and lift up the dirt. Vacuum your upholstery one more time and then let it dry.
Some stains are really hard to remove so you may have to hire a professional upholstery cleaning service provider. If you reside in San Antonio, TX, look no further than Carpet Pros. Call us at (830) 722-2400 for more details about our services and pricing.