Keeping the furniture you already have clean will be a challenge, especially if you have left it unattended for a long time and it has been collecting dust and worse over the course of time. While you’re working on cleaning your furniture pieces you should do your best to be as prepared as you can be for the task and for eventual staining that may have occurred. The following will explain how to make it happen without it becoming too hard on you and your needs:
- You need to start the job by vacuuming your furniture regularly to keep it spotless. While this will take some effort, you should keep in mind that cracks and crevices on furniture can collect a whole lot of dust and lint so you will need to deal with it often to keep them looking good. Take the cushions off every once in a while and you will have no trouble at all.
- The fiber density of microfiber furniture will make its stain resistance pretty high, in turn making brushing dirt and debris very easy. Do so and give it a brushing before you move on to vacuuming during the upholstery cleaning process.
- Check out the tags of the furniture for more information and guidance on what you can do with it. If it will need a water-based one or a solvent-based cleaner then you will need to be aware of what it will do the furniture materials. Never make use of ones that may damage it if you’re not sure what it will do in the end.
- Creating water based cleaners can be done fairly easily if you do so with a dishwashing liquid. Using a spray bottle with some added detergent of the liquid kind will make for a very nice solution you can rely upon. A single cap of vinegar and some baking soda mixed in will help kill any odors you may be experiencing. Shake it up and make it happen by cleaning up any problem spots.
- Test the detergent mixtures on the spot if you can. Just use a sponge and dip it into your mix, then rub it on a piece of cloth similar to the furniture material or on a spot that is out of sight if you’re not sure it will damage it or not. Do try to avoid using harsh chemicals though so this will never happen during house cleaning.
- Dampen stains as soon as you notice them with a sponge. This will help remove them far more easily. Let your detergents sit and penetrate the spot if they are mild, allowing them to work on it and to clean the stains and spots with greater efficiency.
- If you have any sudden spills you will need to address them as quickly as possible before they sink into the fabric and cause more trouble. Never rub or scrub them or this will only exasperate the situation, making furniture cleaning a lot harder than it needs to be.
Article provided by: Catford Cleaners