by on May 24, 2020
It is very nice to change the old sofa to a new one, clean and comfortable. However, even if we are very careful and attentive, we can stain the sofa, and stains will remain on it. It is especially difficult to protect the sofa from spots if small children run around at home or have animals. However, do not despair, because there are simple and wise tips that will help you quickly clean and refresh the sofa so that it looks like new again.

Interesting facts - you and your sofa

* Sofas, soft chairs, bedding, and other upholstered furniture are a paradise for dust mites, and their main source of nutrition is blood and dead skin of a person. Without magnifying devices, we won’t see them, but if you don’t regularly wash bedding at high temperatures and do not take care of upholstered furniture, we run the risk of getting allergies and other health problems.

* If you do not clean the sofa, then over time it will accumulate several kilograms of dust, which is harmful to our health.

* Every person loses particles of dead skin every day and they fall on the floor, clothes, upholstered furniture, including the sofa.

* Regular cleaning of the sofa will not only refresh its appearance but also protect you from various diseases.

Where to start cleaning the sofa?

To clean the sofa from stains, dust, unpleasant odors, and other dirt, you will need several cleaners and accessories, there will be several stages of cleaning. The first step to get started is dry cleaning. It is produced using a vacuum cleaner, and preferably with a special tip for cleaning the furniture. With the help of a vacuum cleaner, you can get rid of not only dust, but also of specks, crumbs, and hair that have accumulated on the sofa, under the sofa, as well as between the sofa cushions.

How to clean stains from the sofa?

Awkward moments or situations can occur with each of us, as a result of which the sofa suffers. Red wine, tea, coffee can spill on it, or a pet can leave an unpleasant surprise on the couch. What to do to get rid of such and other spots? Firstly, it should be borne in mind that you should not immediately rub the stain with a damp cloth. Thus, the stain can penetrate deep into the material, wherein a warm environment favorable conditions are formed for the reproduction and development of various fungi and ticks. The best thing you can do is try to dry the stain with a paper towel or a piece of cloth that absorbs moisture well.

When the place where there is a stain is dried, it is necessary to use a cleaning agent that is suitable for finishing your sofa, because different materials need to be looked after differently. For example, leather sofas should be looked after very carefully and carefully, using a damp (not wet) rag or special skincare products, and alcohol can usually help to get rid of stains. In turn, for furniture made of artificial leather, you can use a weak solution of ethanol and water. For a velvet finish, you can use a warm solution of soapy water.

If you are looking for natural cleaning products that you can do yourself at home, you should know that for fabric finishes you can use a liquid in which ¾ of warm water, ¼ cup of vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of detergent for dishes are mixed. Spray this mixture onto a stain, rub with a cloth and let dry. Remember that vinegar helps get rid of unpleasant odors.

A leather sofa can also be cleaned with a natural product, in which there will be a mixture of ¼ cup vinegar and ½ cup olive oil. Spray it on the sofa and wipe it with a soft cloth.

In turn, sofas with synthetic finishes are cleaned using a solution in which ½ tablespoon of dishwashing detergent, 1 cup of warm water and ½ cup of vinegar. Do as well as with the previous materials.

What do you need to know about drying a sofa?

After the surface of the sofa or individual stains are treated with cleaning products, it is advisable to allow the sofa to dry naturally without using a hairdryer or radiator because this can adversely affect the elasticity of the finish and quality. It is also necessary to take into account that it is advisable to put pillowcases for sofa cushions on the pillows when they are still wet in order to maintain their shape.

To keep your sofa in its original form for as long as possible, and to protect yourself and your family, guests from the influence of dust mites or germs, you need to regularly clean the sofa and other upholstered furniture using a vacuum cleaner, and from time to time to clean with cleaning products that destroy ticks and other harmful microorganisms.

About the Author: Salman Hashmi is a passionate blogger and writer. He likes to write an article on home cleaning, sofa cleaning, and much more. He works for Sofa Master Dubai which is known for sofa Upholstery Dubai and sofa repair Dubai.
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