Cleaning upholstery is always a delicate task because if you do not choose the procedures correctly, you can ruin the upholstery and wear it out uselessly. Therefore, Phoenix is experts in professional cleaning services we have created this post, where we provide you with some tips and cleaning tips that you should know when it comes to cleaning your upholstery.
Cleaning of removable sofas and armchairs
Currently, manufacturers are very aware of the problem of cleaning sofas, armchairs, and chairs, so they usually include many removable parts.
If this is your case, after thoroughly vacuuming:
Before starting to clean the upholstery, look for the zippers to disarm and remove all the pieces that allow it, moving aside, to later insert in the washing machine. Now you can consciously vacuum the entire base of the sofa or armchair, working well the corners and folds with the most suitable accessory adapted to the nozzle. Turn the part over to suck the bottom part and thus achieve the dust more completely. Then to clean the upholstery of all the removed covers, insert them in the washing machine, and with soap for delicate clothes and cold program, put to wash these pieces.
Do not use fabric softener, or a very strong spin, and once the program is finished let it dry naturally in the shade, without using tweezers so that there are no marks left. To get a deep cleaning of the bases and backs of your sofas, wing chairs or chairs, you can use a mixture of perfumed ammonia dissolved in water that you should spread with the help of a brush. To clean the non-removable upholstered areas, it is best to use the sponge that usually accompanies the active foam products for its application, thus extending the product throughout the areas covered, and letting it act until it reduces.
To complete the cleaning of upholstery successfully, you must remove all the remains with a slightly damp cloth that must be rinsed in clean water as many times as necessary until the dirt is completely removed. Finally let dry with natural ventilation.
Cleaning of non-removable sofas
When cleaning the sofa and armchair typical of all life, of those that you cannot dismantle to work some parts separately, the first is always to perform a deep suction reaching the most difficult areas with the help of attachments to the nozzle. The subsequent cleaning procedure will depend a lot on the type of fabric with which your armchair or sofa is upholstered. If your upholstery is synthetic, (this includes all types of imitations leather, suede, velvet, velveteen, etc …), there is no problem when cleaning, moistening with soapy water to leave the upholstery as new, although Yes, we recommend using neutral soaps and sponge for smooth surface fabrics such as synthetic leather, and brush-type accessories to better access the fibers when cleaning fabrics such as synthetic velvet. In fabrics such as or wool, you can also use a basin with water and an ammonia jet, to clean the upholstery. Another valid option is to use dry foam to make a wet cleaning of the whole piece.
Before spreading any product across the surface, you have to attack the concrete spots, working each time with the same product that you use for the rest. Once you have deleted the specific spots, extends past chosen product in helping with the appropriate accessory.
In many cases after cleaning with products, it is advisable to remove the dirt and cleaning agent used, with the help of a cloth moistened in water and well drained, making consecutive passes from one end to another of the piece, and rinsing the cloth so many times as necessary with clean water until completely finished.
Always allow clean upholstery to dry naturally with adequate ventilation.
When you have to clean singular pieces or exclusive design, or even, if you do not have much security about How to remove stains and clean your sofa, or chairs, the most sensible thing is always to leave it in the hands of experts in tissue cleaning, and upholstery.
Some tricks and tips that you should know when cleaning upholstery
- To avoid problems when cleaning upholstery, try to vacuum every two days or at least weekly, depending on the use, thus preventing dust from penetrating deeper into the tissues.
- It is necessary to clean the stains at the moment they are produced since when they are dried they are much more resistant.
- Use kitchen paper to absorb oil and grease stains, and then immediately spread talcum powder or a grease remover spray, which you can vacuum once the product has completely dried.
- The mud spots disappear easily if you let them dry and then rub with a brush or pass the vacuum cleaner. Do not try to remove them by wetting, because they will penetrate more into the fabric.
- To clean the spots of vomit on your couch or chair, you must first remove all solid debris, and then immediately clean with water and neutral soap, then rinse and spread salt or baking so as to neutralize the acids that may attack the color of the tissues. Finally, vacuum to collect the remains of dirt.
- It is quite difficult to clean blood stains embedded in any fabric, whether it is for upholstery or not, but when trying, always try using warm water and help yourself with a nail brush to work on the stain without spreading, then add a fine salt making a paste, and continue rubbing with the brush, clarify how many times you need, and luck.
- And do not forget that to perform the cleaning with guaranteed success; it is best to resort to a professional cleaning service.
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