DIY Sofa Cleaning Tips

08/11/2012 15:34


Just try to imagine your home without that old and worn out , but still most favourite sofa of yours? I bet that you can't. It has become an inseparable part of your home interior. You have spent so many happy moments on this sofa that now every time you sit down, you quite vividly remember them, as if it was just yesterday. Besides, your sofa is still in good condition, but only needs a proper deep clean. You might be pleasantly surprised at how astonishing it may look. You can decide to clean your sofa by yourself or hire a professional sofa cleaning London company to help you.

If you want your favorite sofa back, then these sofa cleaning tips will definitely help you. Besides, you can freshen up your sofa, just following several easy to implement home cleaning methods. These tips will help you to remove dirt, dust, and stubborn stains. However, have in mind that you have to be extremely careful, when cleaning your sofa without professional help. If you think that it is beyond your knowledge and abilities to perform this task, you should hire a professional sofa cleaning London company.

The Importance of Cleaning Codes

Before even thinking about any kind of sofa cleaning, it is better to first check the cleaning code of your sofa. Most of the time manufacturers put tags with cleaning codes and sofa cleaning instructions under the sofa's frame. Identifying the code is important, so you can determine what cleaner to use. There are four codes:

  • “W” stands for water - based cleaners. Usage of such cleaners is considered as safe.
  • “S” stands for water - FREE solvent cleaners.
  • “WS” stands for water - based and water - free solvent cleaners are safe to be used.
  • “X” means that no cleaners should be used for sofa cleaning.

When you have determined what type of sofa cleaning agent you need, you can rent or buy a steam cleaner that works both for carpets and sofas. Hardware and home improvement stores are the best places to look for one. Vacuum your sofa thoroughly before steam sofa cleaning. Thus you will remove any loose particles and dust, easing the process greatly. Allow three to four hours for your sofa to dry. You can speed up the process by opening the windows in the room.

You can also try to regularly clean your sofa. Not allowing for dust and dirt to accumulate will protect your sofa and extend its lifespan. It will save you both money and time shopping for a new sofa. But if you do not feel capable enough, remember that there are many sofa cleaning companies in London. Why risk ruining your sofa beyond repair?


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