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How To Clean a Fabric Couch and Sofa

Fabric couches and sofas are a staple in most households. These pieces of comfortable furniture are available at reasonable prices compared to leather sofas and couches, and can also be cleaned professionally to maintain durability. Fabric sofas and couches can be cleaned at home with essentials that uplift the whole sofa and remove any stains or spills that are prone to happen over time.

Besides regular cleaning because of worn-off fabric, you might also consider cleaning to maintain hygiene around the house. Your sofas are probably the only areas your friends and family can sit and use when they come from outside. Shoe marks and crumbs are something bound to happen to fabric sofas that must be removed instantly.

In this blog, we will tell you the necessary practises you can adopt to maintain the fabric and cleanliness of your sofas and couches.

Cleaning Sofas and Couches on a Regular Basis

  1. Start by having a routine cleaning schedule. Use a clean cloth to dust the dirt off of sofas and couches. You can also use a cleaning brush and vacuum to get crumbs and other small things off the sofas.
  2. If you do this every other day, your sofas will be maintained for longer.
  3. If there is a spill, try cleaning it instantly. Make use of some well-known hacks that include baking soda and vinegar. Some hacks include dishwashing soap that you can add for a sturdier job.
  4. Always do a patch test first because you don’t want discoloration to affect the fabric.
  5. Use the solution to lightly scrub off the stain and let it stay for 10 minutes, cleaning it entirely and removing the mark without any traces.
  6. Use a clean towel to soak up the excess water, even for water spills. Never let any liquid dry, otherwise it will cause the colour or fabric to change or wear off.

Deep Cleaning Sofas and Couches

Deep cleaning can be confused with professional cleaning. Deep cleaning can be done quickly at home by using certain products readily available.

  1. Start by removing any dirt or crumbs with a brush.
  2. Use a vacuum with a thin-head attachment to remove any dirt or crumbs accumulated in the crevices.
  3. Remove cushion covers and throw them in the laundry for a quick spin on a gentle cycle.
  4. Sprinkle some baking soda on the fabric sofa or couch and leave it for 15 minutes.
  5. Once done, vacuum the excess off.
  6. If there are any spots or stains, try removing them with a fool-proof baking soda, vinegar, and dishwashing liquid hack.
  7. You can also use an upholstery cleaner, available in cleaning stores, to do the job efficiently.
  8. Allow the sofa to air dry before using it for several hours.
  9. After that, simply replace your cushions with new covers, and you're done!

Tips to maintain your sofas and couches

  1. Ask your guests to clean up as soon as they enter your place. You may also request they not wear shoes in the sitting area.
  2. Use cushions and seat covers if your sofas and couches get lots of traffic. These are great alternatives, as you can throw them in the laundry and replace them with fresh covers.
  3. Work on a fool-proof hack for your sofa or couch that will remove any stains. Work on a smaller area and get rid of any stains that appear on the sofa or couch.
  4. Invest in a good upholstery cleaner with no harsh chemicals or added bleach.
  5. At least once a year, hire a professional cleaning service to come clean your fabric couch and sofa.
  6. Avoid bringing eatables close to your sofas and couches, and request others to do the same. Grease and crumbs can leave marks and dirt that are hard to clean. It’s always better to take precautions than to try to find solutions to such concerns.
Harry Virk

Harry Virk is the director of CleaningPro Auckland. He has years of experience in the cleaning industry and his company is expert at providing exceptional cleaning services in Auckland. He has a passion for helping people and making sure that their homes are clean, tidy, and ready for visitors.

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