If your upholstery has developed a smoky odor, perhaps during a residential fire or from smoking inside the home, you may want to get rid of that smoking odor. Smoke smell can be one of the hardest odors to get rid of and they can quickly penetrate your upholstery. If you do not want to have smoky smelling sofa or furniture and want to get rid of the odors, Heart of Texas Chem-Dry will share the best methods for getting smoke odor out of your upholstery.
Hire a Professional Upholstery Cleaning Service
One of the easiest ways to get rid of smoke odors in your upholstery is by hiring a professional service. A professional upholstery cleaning service can clean and get rid of odor in upholstery much more successfully than any other method. This is because they have powerful cleaning and extracting machines as well as quality cleaners. With a deep cleaning alongside the proper cleaners, they can get rid of odors, stains and brighten up your upholstery. If you don’t have the means to tackle the upholstery yourself, it is best to seek out professional help.
How to Clean an Upholstered Chair or Fabric Sofa?
If you have furniture that smells like smoke, there are burnt particles that is inside your furniture. If you plan to clean the upholstery yourself, you will want to get a lot of baking soda and a vacuum cleaner. This first method is one of the easier methods to get rid of odors. Sprinkle the baking soda all over the upholstery and leave the baking soda on the furniture for 8 hours. Later, vacuum the upholstery. As the baking soda is being sucked out so will the odor. However, if the baking soda did not get rid of the odor, the next step is to clean the upholstery. You will need to use an upholstery cleaning machine, so you will either need to rent or buy one. Next, look for your upholstery’s tag and look for the cleaning code so you know how to properly clean the upholstery.
• W – Water Based Cleaner
• S – Solvent Based Cleaner
• S/W – A S/W – Water Based or Solvent Based Cleaners
• X – Vacuum Cleaning Only.
With the right cleaner for your upholstery, you can begin shampooing your upholstery. Cleaning the upholstery will help get rid of the odors. When cleaning the upholstery, apply the cleaner and take your time extracting the soap from the furniture. Next, rinse the upholstery with distilled water to make sure you remove any of the soapy residue in the upholstery. Avoid using tap water as they can cause mineral stains, or white water rings on the upholstery. If you are not sure how to safely clean or shampoo your upholstery, consider using a professional service as you can ruin your upholstery with improper cleaning.