What You Need To Know About Sofa Cleaning
Published on Thursday, 24 December 2009
Every sofa needs periodical cleaning, especially if you have kids and pets in the house that usually leave pet fur, dirt, food and debris on sofas. So here are some tips for efficiently cleaning your sofa.
It is always better to regularly vacuum the sofa, its back and cushions, to avoid build up of dust. Before cleaning the sofa, check with the manufacturer's label of the sofa to find out if you can apply water to your sofa. If it's okay, you have to mix a cup of liquid dish detergent with a cup of warm water and beat using a hand mixer or whisk till you get whipped cream like suds.
Sofa Colours May Run
As sofa colours may run, it is better to check on a patch on the back of the sofa by rubbing it using a clean cloth dipped in the suds. This has to be let dry. If you find any fading, discoloration or shrinking in the sofa, it is better to have professionals clean it for you.
However if nothing happens, you can start cleaning by rubbing small portions of your sofa. If you have a stain on the sofa, it is better to blot it using white vinegar on a clean cloth, before washing. Then all the suds have to be removed using a spatula or icing knife.
Ensure That the Sofa Is Thoroughly Dried
Once clean, you will have to rinse the sofa using another damp cloth. It is better to overlap after a single rinsing of the sofa to ensure you don't miss anything.
Depending on how dirty the sofa is, you will have to change suds, rinsing water and even the cloth whilst cleaning it. This done, you have to let the sofa dry overnight. It is better to leave a fan on for thorough drying of the sofa. More news