Your couch is the heart of your house in so many ways. Consider it this manner: It’s where you and your family go to do jigsaw puzzles, unwind after a hard day at work, and watch continuous Netflix shows. As a result, your sofa becomes a dumping ground for popcorn kernels, chip crumbs, and the rare spills of wine.
Although vacuuming or washing down your couch may remove surface filth and pet hair. But if you truly want to get rid of spills, set-in stains, and oils from unclean hands and feet, you need to use fabric steamers and then cleaners.
You need to clean a sofa set after every six months by using the following steps— no matter what sort of fabric it is — before you get your living room ready for another jam-packed weekend for a movie night.
Cleaning And Sanitizing a Couch:
Give this quick “how-to” a try, whether you’re attempting to remove a specific stain from a cushion or want to give your entire sofa a biannual refresh:
- To kill dust mites, use a portable garment steamer or steam iron blasts. Allow just the steam to penetrate and permeate the cloth as you go over the entire sofa. Skip this step and move directly to vacuuming if you don’t have a steamer or iron.
- Vacuum the entire couch, including the back, arms, skirt, and cushions, using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum. If the cushions are detachable, remove them and vacuum the fabric below, going as far as your vacuum can reach under the back and arms. Go down the seams, around any buttons, and along with the trim with the crevice tool.
Check the care tag on your sofa to discover what’s safe to use on the fabric:
- The letter W is the simplest to clean, indicating that water-based cleansers are acceptable.
- W/S indicates that cleansers based on water or solvents are both safe.
- S indicates the use of exclusively solvent-based cleaning products.
- X indicates that the cloth should only be vacuumed or brushed.
- Treat food and pet stains on textiles that can be safely cleaned with water with an enzyme-containing product. If you’re in a hurry, use mild dish soap and warm water. Always do a test on the cleaner in a hidden cloth spot first.
- Unzip your cushion covers and insert a paper towel between the fabric and the stuffing to absorb cleaner if your cushions have detachable covers. Apply the cleanser on a cloth and carefully wipe the stain from the outside in. After the stain has been removed, thoroughly clean the area with a moist towel and do a blot dry. Remove stains from “S” textiles with a solvent-based product as directed on the packaging.
- Use a portable extraction cleaner to clean soiled arms and headrests. Simply use the hose to pour the cleaner and water combination, rub the cloth with the brush nozzle, and then vacuum the debris into the tank. We recommend hiring a professional to clean solvent-only materials safely and thoroughly.
- When your couch is completely clean and dry, use a fabric sanitizing spray like Tide. Antibacterial Fabric Spray to eliminate any leftover germs and odors on water-safe upholstery.
How to Remove Odors from Fabric Sofa Set:
Freshen up your sofa set frequently in between deep cleans, especially if it emanates an unpleasant odor. Whatever the cause is – wet dog, greasy takeout, or dirty kids, you can get rid of odors by putting baking soda all over the sofa or spraying it. These solutions, unlike some air fresheners, don’t merely cover scents; they truly eradicate them from your sofa.