Many people shop around for unique or eye catching couch, and many of these same people also consider the ease of sofa cleaning after its purchase. Anybody with a home knows just how easily and quickly everything can get mucked up; if children, pets, and frequent visitors are thrown into a home lineup, then the possibilities for things getting dirty grow exponentially. While cleaning off simple, uniform surfaces such as walls and floors can be relatively straightforward and easy; it’s a whole different story when it comes time to clean the furniture.
How To Keep Your Sofa Clean
Many items of furniture are difficult to clean not only because of the turns and folds that they present but furthermore because of the fabrics/materials that they are covered with. No item of furniture is usually tougher to clean than the big-old living room sofa: big and bulky as they always are, sofas are the traditional nightmare of anybody charged with cleaning up the home.
Here are the best ways to clean and maintain your sofas:
- Vacuuming is very effective when it comes to couch cleaning. You can effectively remove dirt and dust, coupled with a brush; you can’t go wrong. An additional tip, remove what you can off the couch, doing so ensure that you get to clean the entire couch, even the smallest areas.
- Review the manual. You’ll often find directions on how to clean the couch properly. “S” indicates that solvent materials can be used to clean the couch while “W” means that you can clean them with water. “S and W” mean that you can use both water and solvent cleaners on the couch.
- Spray cleaning is the best method to use. The amount of water used for cleaning depends on how dirty your couch is. You can put three to four drops of dishwashing liquid in the spray bottle to successfully eliminate dirt and stains.
- Using lots of water when cleaning the micro-suede sofa will result to decay and fungi growth, so you need to cautious as not to soak them thoroughly. Only spray on the areas that require the cleaning, this prevents moisture from getting trapped in the materials of the sofa.
- Clean the spill or stain on your sofa right away with a sponge and a soft brush just to make sure it does not stain the other parts.
- Allow the sofa to dry before sitting on it.
Certain sofas have the ability to guard themselves against spills and stains making them easiest fabric to clean. The basic mixture is laundry detergent or dishwashing liquid with plenty of water. Use an appropriate amount to not soak the sofa with soap suds.
Vacuum clean the couch and apply vinegar with distilled water and baking soda but be careful not to apply too much. Just dab on the contaminated parts.
Sofa cleaning is very easy as long as you know how to do it right. The methods of cleaning are mainly dependent on the materials they’re made of. Be familiar with the ways on how to clean a specific material because not all general cleaning techniques apply to a certain kind of material.