Your couch is one of your most-used furniture pieces. It’s essential to keep it clean.
Here are some quick tips on how to clean your couch.
Your couch is one of the most frequently used furniture items in your house. Unfortunately, that means it’s also likely one of the dirtiest. Was there a big spill that you want to clean? Or have you decided to doing a deep home cleaning? Either way, you may be wondering how to clean a couch. Don’t worry. It’s easier than you think.
While a couch may be easy enough to clean, there is also a wrong way to clean it (i.e., using a cleaner that isn’t appropriate for your couch fabric). Thankfully, that disaster is easily avoided. Read on to find out the proper way to clean a couch.
Read The Tag
Not all fabrics are created equal. Whether it’s leather, linen, or wool, the couch’s material will determine the way it must be cleaned. Read the manufacturer’s tag, which includes valuable information on the material and usually cleaning instructions. At the very least, it will tell you the material used so you can research cleaning tips.
Start By Vacuuming
Use your vacuum cleaner’s upholstery attachment to pick up any crumbs or dirt. Regularly vacuuming your couch can help keep it clean and pristine. It’s also all you need for regular upkeep.
Wash Removable Cushion Covers
If you can unzip your cushion covers, you’re in luck. Unzip them and toss them in the wash according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Here’s an extra tip for you: using cold water will not only save money on your energy bill but also keep your fabric from shrinking. If you’re not able to remove the covers from your pillows, then move on to the next step.
Clean The Rest
For the rest of the couch (and for cushions that don’t have removable covers), it’s time to rent an upholstery cleaner. Before renting a cleaner, select a cleaning product formulated for your sofa’s specific material. Test the cleaning solution on a small, out-of-the-way spot to determine it will work without damaging your couch. With the appropriate cleaning solution, spritz your couch wherever you see stains or all over for extra thorough cleaning. For stubborn stains that require scrubbing, use a microfiber cloth to prevent damage to the fabric.
Once you’ve treated stains, use the upholstery cleaning machine to go over the entire couch. Do not soak fabric because it will take a long time to dry. Let the sofa air dry completely before replacing couches or sitting down. That’s it- you’re done! Take a deep breath and get started on the rest of the items on your to-do list.
Contact The Organic Maids
If deep cleaning your house is your goal, lessen the workload and hire The Organic Maids to do the work. Their fast, efficient team will have your home sparkling in no time. Call 704-999-1947 to schedule a home cleaning today.