Cleaning upholstery is a tedious and uneasy job. However, if you would like to save some money and to do it on your own, here are some practical tips that will help you achieve good results. They are given by professional carpet cleaners, so you can take advantage of their experience.
Before starting, you will need to prepare the following things that will facilitate your work: a gentle soap for dishes, small bucket horsehair brush for upholstery, vacuum, and rug dry cleaner.
To start up, take 5 minutes of suction with the upholstery attachment. Begin from the top of furniture and move toward the bottom regulating the suction speed based on the furniture’s fabric. If the fabric is made of nappy materials that accumulate dirt, apply the left to right technique to clean the suede, corduroy, velvet, and chenille. Other places that require a special attention are around seams and under cushions. The dirt can be blasted from button nooks and tufting using a can of compressed air.
For spot removals on cotton, linen or jacquard, use a powdered carpet cleaner. To try its effect, apply first on some invisible place. If it works well, you are ready to go. Spread the powder over the stain so it covers it fully. Let it sit for a while and gently rub it using a dry cloth, so it may penetrate into the fabric. After that you are ready to vacuum it. If your first attempt didn’t bring the desired results, you can repeat the procedure until the stain is completely removed. However, be aware to not repeat over and over the procedure to prevent fabric damage. So it is advisable to stop and leave it after the second try.
If the stains are on vinyl or leather surface, take a cloth, spray pledge on it and rub gently the affected area. After that, use a dry cloth to wipe it completely. Remember to never use silicone based cleaners, as they would close up the leather’s pores and the material would eventually crack soon.
Dish Soap and Warm Water Mixture
You can use an upholstery brush to apply a mixture made of half teaspoon dish soap and warm water. Do not rub or soak the items, just use a light touch and wipe at the end with a clean and dry cloth. Do not use it before it is completely dried. If you clean cushions and would like to clean their opposite side, do that on the next day after drying.
Removing The Bad Odor
To remove the unpleasant odors from your furniture, you can use upholstery deodorizers. If you have problems with bad odor coming from vomit, milk, urine and even feces, a powerful deodorizer can help you treat it successfully. Choose one that contains enzymes and can digest the organic matter. If you eliminate the root of the problem, the results will also be eliminated and the bad odor will disappear.
MVIR carpet cleaning company provides effective upholstery cleaning services that would give you peace of mind and will save you a lot of time.