Upholstery Cleaning Tips
In order to last longer, upholstered furniture must be cleaned on a regular basis. For this, you have two options: to hire a professional upholstery cleaning service or to do the job yourself. Although hiring a professional is a much better option, the costs can be rather high. So, in order to save money, you should learn how to properly clean your upholstery yourself.
Before you even begin the cleaning process, there are a few things you must do in order to execute a proper job. First, start with removing all furniture cushions. Next, vacuum all surfaces, thoroughly, using an upholstery attachment. Make sure you vacuum all the crannies and nooks as well.
Once the vacuuming process is over, it’s time to clean the upholstery. For this, you need a cleaning solution. You can buy one or you can very well make one at home. We highly recommend using a home-made solution on your upholstery. The effects are better and the risk of damaging the fibers is lower.
One of the best upholstery cleaning solutions is very easy to make at home. All you need is a cup of water and a quarter of a cup of biodegradable dish washing soap. Mix them in a bowl, and then beat with an electric mixer until the composition becomes a thick foam. This foam will remove most drink and food stains as well as build up dirt. Besides efficient, this method is also non-toxic.
Apply the foam on the stain and rub it gently onto the fabric using a soft-bristled brush. This will make the dirt lift out of the fabric and go into the foam. Remove the used foam with a spatula, and repeat the process until the spot is gone.
Make sure you don’t use too much water when cleaning your upholstered furniture. Moisture can cause shrinkage and also make the stain harder to remove. Professional cleaners usually use steam machines for cleaning upholstery. If you have some stubborn stains on your couch, professional cleaning services may be the only option to get rig of them.
If you reside in North Las Vegas, NV, trust Master Carpet Cleaning Las Vegas with your upholstery cleaning needs. They have many years of experience and numerous satisfied customers. Call them at (702) 359-9698.