We spend a lot of time on our sofas, mostly as we lounge around the house, or when we invite guests over. So it goes without saying that your sofa is definitely in need of a sofa cleaning session now.
Read on for the ultimate guide to sofa cleaning, where you get rid of all those biscuit bits, hair, dust mite, dirt and stains that have been living rent-free in your furniture.
Different sofas, different care methods
Like your typical clothing, different types of furniture also call for different methods of care. Generally, for sofas, you can locate the care instructions via the care tag, which is usually on the underside of the sofa.
Some sofas only allow for wet cleaning, as indicated by a ‘W’. For this, you can use a liquid upholstery cleaner or warm soapy water to remove the stains after vacuuming.
For ‘S’ tags, these sofas might be damaged by water-based solution, hence a dry solvent cleaner is required instead. You can also use rubbing alcohol and spray on the affected area to remove stains.
‘SW’ means that the sofa can undergo both solvent and wet cleaning methods.
If the sofa care tag has an ‘X’ on it, it means that the sofa can only be cleaned by vacuum or professional dry cleaning methods.
If the sofa care tag shows an ‘O’, it means that the material is organic and these natural fibers need extra care. Usually, this requires you (or professional cleaners) to treat the sofa in cold water.
The Quick Guide to Getting Your Sofa Cleaned
Most people in Singapore choose fabric sofas as they are suitable and cozy in Singapore’s weather. However, many of the homeowners remain unaware of how important it is to schedule a sofa cleaning session every now and then to maintain the durability and cleanliness of the fabric upholstery.
With that said, keep track of these few steps and make sure that they become a part of your usual housekeeping routine, and your sofa will be well taken care of!
1.Brush your sofa
This step is mainly used to remove any dirt and/or sediments lying on the surface of your furniture. If your sofa has caked-on stains, we recommend using a stiff brush to try scraping it off.
2.Removing stains on the sofa
It goes without saying that stains are ugly and should be removed the moment they appear. The longer your delay in cleaning the stain, the harder it will be to remove it in the future.
Use a clean fiber cloth and place it over the spillage (if it’s a wet stain). Then, press down on the cloth with some pressure to get as much of the spillage out as possible. Refrain from rubbing it, as it will spread the stain to other parts of the sofa or damage the fabric.
3. Vacuuming your sofa
Vacuuming your sofa regularly is integral in keeping it clean and dust-free. We recommend doing so at least once every week or two. While vacuum cleaning the furniture, make sure that you don’t miss out on the tighter, smaller corners.
Don’t forget to also take the sofa cushions out; that’s where you usually find the most dust, hair and biscuit crumbs. This step will give your sofa a rejuvenating deep clean.
4. Take off any sofa slipcovers
If you do use slipcovers, don’t forget to remove them and put them in the washing machine – read the care tag before doing so. While the slipcovers are in the wash, you can take the sofa cushions out to air them, especially helpful if done on a sunny day for shorter drying time.
5. Deodorize your sofa
If your sofa reeks a little, there is a way to get rid of the undesirable stench. Simply take your household baking soda and sprinkle the couch with it.
Alternatively, you can use your sofa deodorizer spray instead of the baking soda. Let your sofa sit like this (with the fans turned off, of course) for roughly 30 minutes. Then, get your vacuum cleaner up and running through the sofa again. Your sofa should smell better afterwards.
Professional Sofa Cleaning Service
Getting your upholstery cleaned can be challenging but with the above guide and tips, it won’t seem so daunting anymore! If you are unsure of how to get around cleaning your sofa, or find it time-consuming to do so frequently, engage in professional sofa cleaning services.
Leather sofa and fabric sofa cleaning carried out by a professional cleaning company will extend the lifespan of your furniture while keeping it hygienic for daily use.
At Superb Cleaning, we provide high quality one-stop cleaning solutions which include sofa cleaning, mattress cleaning and carpet cleaning services in Singapore. We pride ourselves on providing top customer service and use innovative cleaning systems through eco-friendly products.
Contact us today for the best professional cleaning services in Singapore!