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Simple Steps For Cleaning Your Upholstery

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Looking for easy yet simple ways to cleaning your upholstery? Here’s how you can easily keep your furniture and furnishings clean with a little preventative maintenance and extra care. Follow these Simple Steps for Cleaning Your Upholstery, and you may never again need to hire professionals or rent expensive equipment.

Cleaning Your Upholstery

Vacuuming the Sofa:

Keep dust, dirt, or crumbs on the upholstery away by making it a habit to sweep most surfaces of the fabric with the upholstery accessory or just simple vacuuming your sofa. This helps lift the general crumbs and dirt being carried from the floor to the surface of the fabric (thanks, socks). Quick vacuuming helps prevent dirty things from becoming stickier, and also helps prevent them from becoming agitated – like sandpaper – which can cause signs of wear in the areas you sit or put your feet in faster than other areas. If you have preserved the leather, dust it regularly with a soft cloth.

Use Brush for Heavy Dirt:

 Here’s another great tip that you can use while cleaning your upholstery. Fabric sofas can also be cleaned with a soft brush if you feel that your upholstery has heavy dirt. Try using the one that comes with a trowel. Buy a new one and keep it for use on upholstery only rather than sharing the brushes you use when cleaning your floors.

Wipe Down Hard Surface

Sometimes, the regular maintenance just can’t take care of deep dirt and stains. To properly deep clean the sofa, you will need a cleaning rag, a hard brush, baking soda, and a vacuum cleaner with the included brush. For any tough stains still present, you can use a solution suitable for the type of fabric along with a clean cloth to remove the stain.

Make a solution of Water and detergent.

You can make this solution for all your, upholstery, which can be cleaned with a mixture of:

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of dish soap.
  • For synthetic furnishings, use a mixture of 1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup vinegar, and 1/2 tablespoon dish soap.

Apply the mixture:

Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and spray it onto the stains.

Prepare the Sofa Cleaning Machine:

Before you apply any cleaner to your furniture, understand the manufacturer’s recommendations for the materials used. Many of us purchase a recommended brand of commercial cleaning product because we know that will be a safe choice. However, all you need is to understand which cleaners are safe for your furniture, then choose the best upholstery fabric cleaner recipe. Before starting upholstery cleaning, do a spot test. Choose an inconspicuous spot on your furniture. This could be on the underside of the furniture, or maybe on the ledge or on the back of upholstered furniture. You want a stain that is rarely seen, just in case the detergent fails to test the stain and causes a stain to appear. Once you’ve picked the stain, apply a small amount of detergent and follow directions to clean the area. Allow the cleaner to dry and check for stains. If the area looks clean and you don’t see rings or stains, you can continue cleaning the furniture. The key to choosing the best natural upholstery cleaner is understanding the cleaning codes.

Remove the excess detergent:

Stepping ahead, release the trigger which applies the shampoo. Then further, move the nozzle across the sofa surface once more, strictly sucking up excess detergent back into the vacuum

Repeat the Step if you feel:

After completing the sofa cleaning process, you get the ultimate result. But if you end up finding spots and dullness, you can repeat the process. Yes, there happens that few hard stains don’t go or wash off in the first wash. Avoid over-shampooing of a place as it can directly lead to permanent discoloration.

Properly Ventilate the room:

Once you are done with the sofa cleaning task, there comes the turn of dry cleaning the sofa. Always remember to dry clean the sofa in a properly ventilated place. This is recommended because any dry-cleaning solution has a strong smell. The exhaust system needs to be efficient. As always, try to go for a spot test before applying the dry sofa cleaning solution to the complete surface. Your sofa is delicate so your steps should be.

All these steps are mainly defined for fabric sofas. Sofa cleaning steps for fabric sofa and leather one are different. For leathers, you have different products and even steps are also somewhat different. IFSG SERVICES offers you a great range of sofa cleaning services. Along with this, you can even avail of many more services as a package like home cleaning, kitchen cleaning, bathroom cleaning, mattress cleaning,maids services, and many more. For more, get connected to us on

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