Once again it is time to tackle the task of deep cleaning your furniture. The only difference this time is it does not have to be such a struggle. Easily get rid of all body oils, cooking odors, and airborne dust. Below we have given you a full guide on how to clean your couch in a time-saving manner.
11 Ways To Deep Clean Your Furniture
Read The Label
Firstly, the most important thing to do is to read the label. This will give you an idea of what to use and what not to use when cleaning your furniture. We have listed a few codes and what it means:
W – (Wet) This label means that water can be used in cleaning. Steam cleaning or hot water extraction is acceptable, as well as water-based cleaning agents.
WS – (Wet cleaning and solvent cleaning) You are allowed to use a dry cleaning detergent or mild detergent. Steam vacuums may also be used
X – (No cleaning) No water is allowed on this type of material. It is advised to the only vacuum or brushes your couches.
S – (Solvent) Clean with dry cleaner detergent as this type of fabric is sensitive and may leave permanent water rings.
If in case your furniture has no label, please contact the manufacturer. As the saying goes ‘rather safe than sorry’.
Use Baking Soda
Instead of using regular cleaning products, use effective home remedies, such as baking soda. It is great for removing grime and embedded dirt. Take note that is always a good idea to test the fabric first in a place not immediately visible to the eye.
Firstly, sprinkle the couch with baking soda. Then wait for 20 to 30 minutes.
Thereafter, use the brush attachment on your vacuum to thoroughly remove the baking soda or mixture.
One of the easiest ways to keep your couch clean is to vacuum it regularly. Remove the cushions and clean in those hard to reach places with different vacuum attachments. Although dust is not always visible to the eye, it most lays on the surface. Your vacuum will not only absorb dust, but also pet hair and germs.
Use the stiff brush to brush away crumbs, dust, and other debris. Brush your couches at least 3 times a week.
Renting a steam cleaner is never a bad idea. It can be used for various purposes of cleaning. Always check your label first before using this cleaning method.
Fabric – and Synthetic Upholstery
For stubborn stains, consider the type of fabric before cleaning. Fabric upholstery can be cleaned using a mixture of 3/4 cup warm water, 1/4 cup vinegar, and one tablespoon of dish soap.
For synthetic upholstery, a mixture of one cup of warm water and 1/2 cup vinegar with 1/2 tablespoon of dish soap works well. Mix ingredients in spray bottles in both cases.
Beat Your Cushions
If your cushions label indicates that it is not washable, loosen the dirt and debris by beating the cushions outside. Another benefit of doing it outdoors is that the sun’s UV rays will automatically disinfect the fabric.
Homemade Water-based Cleaner With Dishwashing Liquid
Fill a spray bottle with water, add a couple of dishwashing detergent powder. Add a little bit of white vinegar and sprinkle in some baking soda. Shake well and use it!
Dampen Stains With Sponge
Gently rub your cleaning mixture with a sponge on the stains, and immediately dry it with a dry cloth. When you are dealing with tough stains, allow the detergent to sit for a while.
Clean Spills Immediately
To be able to avoid deep cleaning sessions you have to clean stains immediately after they occur. Try to absorb as much as possible of the stain. Another benefit of cleaning it immediately is that it does not have time to dry and soak into the couch.
Clean Stains On Leather
A great home remedy for leather stains is vinegar and linseed oil. Mix it to be 1:2 (vinegar: linseed oil). Rub it on the stain and leave it for 10 minutes. Wipe it with a dry cloth.
While Markon Worldwide doesn’t do upholstery cleaning, we offer multi-purpose cleaning products that will definitely make your job easier. Give us a call today on 011 044 9074.