The most used techniques for upholstery and sofa cleaning

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Technique 1: Simply pre-vacuuming. This is by far the easiest, simplest and fastest way to get rid of the loose sand and dirt particles, which are stuck into the tiny fibers of the upholstered furnishings. From decorative cushions to upholstered sofas and chairs – a simple pre-vacuuming leaves the surfaces ready for deep cleaning, while in the best case there is no need for a further treatment. A special brushed nozzle makes the tiny fibers fluffier and so the surfaces look like new with only a couple of passes with the vacuuming machine. Just make sure to leave the leather upholsteries for another treatment.

Technique 2: Cleaning with a hot-water cleaning machine. You may need to check out the professional services of the cleaning agencies and to take the best pick for the big house cleaning. Yet the professional machines and solutions are unsurpassed when it comes to deep cleaning of heavily stained areas like traces from tomato, BBQ sauce, butter or coffee spills, for example. The hot water dissolves the stain, while the cleaning compound eliminates all bacteria and microorganisms at once. One of the greatest disadvantages is that you may need to wait a couple of hours for the upholstery to dry completely.

Technique 3: Hot-steam treatment. The extremely high temperature of the steam that may reach some 120 degrees Celsius is the most effective degreaser. On the other hand, the cleaned surfaces with hot steam are completely dry and ready to use right after the treatment. Ask your cleaning agency about the options for a hot-steam treatment, as well as whether the extremely high temperature is dangerous for the upholsteries or not.

Technique 4: Making a homemade detergent for every kind of stain. Kitchen grease and other heavily soiled spots are often treated with a solution of hot water, baking soda, powder laundry detergent and shampoo. According to how much you are mixing, you can get some truly powerful detergents, which are always good for improvised situation, yet the spots are much easier to clean as soon as they appear.

Technique 5: Use a stiff brush or a grooming brush. These tools are especially useful for spot cleaning. Even an old toothbrush can become truly handful. Apply the detergent onto the spot and let it soak for a few minutes, then, start rubbing from the outer area of the spot to the inner side with circle motions. Wipe off the excess and repeat the procedure with all other spots.

Technique 6: Just a clean cloth, hot water and white vinegar. Leather upholsteries are quite sensitive to powerful detergents even when they are homemade. Because of that, a light solution of white vinegar and hot water are usually enough to dissolve dry stains and dirt from the leather. Yet if you want to restore the shine and texture of natural leather – you can get a professional detergent with a special pigmentation.

Technique 7: Sanitize with a sanitizing agent. It`s added directly onto the spot or in the cleaning detergent and it is recommended for the seasonal home cleaning. Such a sanitizing agent eliminates all germs and bacteria that spread illness, and so it is an important technique for cleaning if you let your pets to play on the sofa or to sit onto chairs and other upholstered objects.

Technique 8: Deodorize after every deep cleaning. The pleasant aroma is one of the most important highlights after the house cleaning and sometimes it is very essential, for example – to get rid of pet odor or kitchen odor. Deodorizing all upholsteries will also make the use of these upholstered objects more enjoyable.

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