After you had your upholstery professionally cleaned you may want to extend the fabulous results and undertake some basic maintenance cleaning. For those who are not sure how to properly maintain their upholstery you may be seeking some answers on how you can maintain clean upholstery. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry will share a few tips on how you can maintain clean upholstery and what is expected in maintenance cleaning to prolong professional upholstery cleaning.
Sofa Upholstery Cleaning Supplies
When maintaining your clean upholstery you will need: an air compressor which is optional but can help if you have one, vacuum cleaner, and liquid dish soap in a clear solution such as Seventh Generation Dish Liquid. A horsehair upholstery brush is an essential tool and all homeowners should make sure they have one to help maintain clean upholstery. For treating those occasional stains, make sure you keep an upholstery stain cleaner on hand. As a recommendation, Capture Soil Release Pre-Mist is great for most types of upholstery and can be found at most hardware stores. With all of the proper cleaning tools on hand, here is how you maintain clean upholstery. Before you get started it is strongly recommended you leave upholstery cleaning to the professionals when dealing with antiques, heirlooms, or delicate pieces.
Vacuum Couch First
Always vacuum upholstery before cleaning or treating any stains. Use the upholstery attachment and vacuum from left to right starting from the top and going downward. Additionally, to be thorough, do overlapping strokes. Using proper techniques can help for material such as suede, velvet, chenille, or other similar materials. After vacuuming the primary surface of the upholstery, make sure to take the time and suck between seams and creases in the upholstery. It is important to be thorough. Vacuuming is the most important part of maintenance cleaning. You can also use the air compressor to help clear out the cracks of large upholstery such as sofas and couches.
Upholstery Spot Cleaning
After you have taken the time and thoroughly vacuumed the upholstery, next you will want to pretreat the stain using an approved upholstery stain cleaner. Apply the stain pretreatment cleaner. Follow the instructions depending on the type of stain cleaner you choose to use. After the pretreatment has had time to work, you will then want to do a basic cleaning. In a bucket, use warm water with a small amount of liquid dish soap—just enough to make the water soapy. With the upholstery brush dip the bristles in the water where only the tips get wet. Then lightly brush the surface of the upholstery. When it comes to cleaning upholstery less is more. Never scrub or press down hard on the surface. Wipe the area with a clean cloth as you clean the upholstery. This will remove the dirt on the surface and help remove some of the moisture at the same time. Once you have completed cleaning the upholstery, allow the fabric to fully dry.
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With the holidays keeping our minds frazzled, we may forget to schedule a professional deep cleaning or you may want to keep your upholstery fresh and clean for the holidays. Follow this basic method to maintain cleaner upholstery. For professional carpet, upholstery cleaning, and more, contact Heart of Texas Chem-Dry and schedule our services today.