Trying to keep your couch or sofa clean can be a tough task. Pets, spills, kids – they can cause everyday wear and tear. That’s why knowing how to properly clean your couch is key
Make sure you always read over the manufacturers label on the couch to review the recommended cleaning instructions. This tag will usually tell you how to properly clean the furniture using the below:
- W -Water can be used when cleaning.
- S – Do not use water. Requires a special solvent- based cleaner. Check with manufacturer.
- WS – Water or Solvent-based cleaner may be used.
- X – Vacuum only. DO NOT USE WATER OR SOLVENT BASED CLEANER.
Cleaning your couch or sofa can vary depending on the type or material of the furniture, so it’s important to follow the manufacturers guidelines.
Below are tips for cleaning the two most popular types of couches/sofa found in homes:
Most fabric couches are vacuum (X), so the best way that we advise to clean this type of couch is simple. You should sprinkle baking soda on your couch and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before vacuuming all of the baking soda up using the upholstery attachment.
Leather can often be cleaned utilizing water or solvent (WS) giving you more options. To start, vacuum the couch entirely with a soft attachment before wiping down the couch. You can condition your couch by using vinegar and flaxseed oil. Apply this solution to the couch with a soft cloth in circular motions before leaving it to sit overnight.
Need a hand? The pros at Steemer of South Florida can clean so much more than carpets. Call us today to ask about how we can rejuvenate your furniture!