As a homeowner, you want to ensure that your house is clean, especially when guests to come to visit. When it comes to cleaning your home, you need to focus on making your upholstery spotless. How you clean each piece of upholstery depends on the material and severity of the staining. Luckily, there are a few simple tips you can follow when cleaning your upholstery.
Take Out The Vacuum
When it comes to cleaning each piece of upholstery, you need to start with vacuuming. Take a hand vacuum or the brush attachment of a regular vacuum and use short, overlapping strokes to pick up dirt and hair. It is important to vacuum left to right starting at the top of the piece and working down because the motion will be effective on materials such as suede and velvet. Make sure you are removing any cushions that are not permanently attached to a piece of furniture when vacuuming.
Know The Fabric
One of the most important aspects of cleaning upholstery is knowing the specific fabric. Each fabric needs to be cleaned differently. If you clean a fabric with the wrong product, it can ruin the piece of upholstery. So, it is critical that you read the tags on each piece of furniture before cleaning it. A label with WS can be cleaned with a mild detergent and a steam vacuum, and a W label can be only cleaned with water. An S code means that the upholstery can only be cleaned with a dry-cleaning detergent. A piece of upholstery with an X label can only be vacuumed; you have to take it to the dry cleaners for a deep cleaning.
If you have upholstery that contains fabric such as cotton or linen, then you can use a regular commercial cleaner for spots and stains. Remember to dab the stain and not to scrub which can make it worse. Once the stain is covered with cleaner, use a carpet cleaner powder to cover the stain. You want to rub it into the area then clean it up with a vacuum. If you have stains on vinyl or leather upholstery, then you want to use cleaner, such a Pledge, and rub it with a cloth.
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