Just as dust settles on hard surfaces such as floors and benches, it also settles on
upholstered furniture. Keeping a house clean requires every part of the home to be looked after, therefore it is important that dust on upholstery should be removed regularly, such as once a month. Most of the problems arise from dust settling onto the furniture however food stains and foot soils can also be a problem, especially if you have kids.
As well as cleaning your upholstery, there are some general methods to ensure it stays looking its best on a regular basis. Your vacuum cleaner has a furniture attachment and using this will help remove dust and other surface dirt from the upholstery. Vacuuming your upholstery once a week will keep it look nicer, and make it easier to implement deep cleaning procedures.
Commercial shampoos are recommended however you can make your own upholstery shampoo at home:
* Combine 1 cup of warm water with 1/4 cup of liquid washing detergent.
* Stir this mixture until the suds look like whipped cream.
* Test the upholstery in a subtle area by applying dry suds with a cloth and scrub lightly.
* Check to see if the area looks the same, but cleaner, and if so apply this technique to the whole furniture.
* Shampoo only a small area at a time and use a rubbery scraper to lift off dirty suds.
* Dry fully.
If you have a stain on the upholstery, or if you aren't confident about cleaning the
furniture yourself, you may want to get the services of an upholstery cleaning Melbourne business. They will ensure the job is done right and will have professional cleaning products to maximise the results. If you have a sticky substance on the upholstery, you should try to freeze it and then peel it off. Take an ice cube and wrap it in a thin bit of material then apply it directly to the substance. Once frozen, the item will become harder and should be easier to peel off!
A professional upholstery cleaner in Melbourne or other location will pre-inspect your fabric and identify exactly that materials so they can employ the right cleaning techniques for your specific furniture. Spot stains are treated with chemicals that
penetrate the stain and allow it to be brushed off once dry. The stains can also be agitated with cleaning pads to ensure they are removed conveniently.
Once your upholstery is cleaned by a professional, you may want to look at getting stain protection for your furniture. You may ask to get a fluro chemical coating applied to your clean upholstery which can help resist stains. The coating delivers protection by forming a molecular shield around each fibre and repels spills, dust and dirt. This will ensure your furniture stays in better shape for longer.