Tip One: VacuumThe first thing you MUST do is vacuuming. Vacuuming with a good vacuum cleaner will make a big difference, and you will almost instantly see the colour of your furniture lighten up. That single step removing dirt, dust, and hair from the surface. Regular vacuuming of your furniture will also help prevent dirt and debris from getting deeper into the cushions. Keep going regularly! Be sure to vacuum the surfaces of the cushions, as well as all removable parts of your furniture.
Tip Two: Check the material of your couchesFirst of all, do NOT try to clean your sofa without knowing which fabric or mixture of fibers you are dealing with. It is best to search for a cleaning code. This should be placed on a sticker that is placed on the frame under the cushions of your sofa, however the law does not require manufacturers to place such codes on their furniture. So it is possible that yours does not have one. If you do then: read this carefully. Somewhere at the bottom of the sticker, there will be one of the 4 codes: “W” – means wet or water. You can apply moisture safely. “S” – represents only solvents. Only dry cleaning, no water! “S / W” – means dry foam. Safer than S, but better not to risk and do the dry cleaning. “X” – means only suction cleaning. Do not try to wash. It is a very rare code. If there is no sticker code, it is best to leave it to a professional to decide on the most suitable cleaning procedure. Cleaning upholstered furniture is a delicate task. There is no universal way to clean all types of furniture. The material determines which treatment will be the best and also how thoroughly it will clean up a particular area or dirt. Remember that error-free does not always mean that it will look good after the procedure. Explain the visible expectations to the technician before you start cleaning. Ask a test point; they should do it for free. If you are not satisfied with the result, do not waste your money and reject the procedure. Unfortunately, the truth is that some materials cannot be thoroughly cleaned after a certain period of use.
Tip Three: The Right Cleaning Solution to Clean UpholsteryCombine approximately 2 cups of hot water with 3 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid and 3 tablespoons of vinegar in a bowl that is slightly larger than it seems necessary. Beat until your little arms cannot hit you … or until you have a right amount of foamy bubbles. This will probably take you about 20 seconds. Then remove only the bubbles and spread them over the part of your couch that you want to clean up. Make sure you get air bubbles and leave the liquid on the bottom of your bowl. Distribute it evenly over the entire surface of the pillow you are working on. Even if you only have a small spot on a pillow, make sure that you cover the entire surface of this cushion with bubbles from one edge to the other. We only use the bubbles here, because we get the maximum amount of stain and stain removal from soap and vinegar, while we can control the amount of liquid that we get on the pillow. If you use too much liquid, you risk creating ugly water spots, and that is the same reason why we want to cover the whole pillow evenly ONLY with the bubbles. If we can ensure that we do not create wet areas with visible edges and that we can minimize the amount of liquid we use, we get a perfect, fresh looking pillow and a result without a travel cot! You can gently use a soft brush for stubborn or crunchy stains.
Tip Four: Remove dirtIf your pillow is covered, take a soft, absorbent cloth and moisten it very lightly with lukewarm water. Something like a white base cloth or a cheap laundry towel works well. Begin to fully sweep the pillow back and forth, remove dirt from the cushion and transfer it to the cloth. Just look at this piece of cloth when you’re halfway through the first pillow. You will be surprised how much dirt comes out of the dust with this simple cleaning routine. You can also use baking soda to remove the grime on sofa. When all the cushions have been wiped, make sure that the cushions dry as quickly as possible. Here too we want to reduce the risk of water spots. Even if we have used very little liquid, it is a good idea to bring a fan to the area you have just cleaned. And there you have it – the professional way to clean your sofa.
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