Enhance your furniture with regular upholstery cleaning in Adelaide
For many Adelaide households, upholstery cleaning often falls down the list. With more pending chores like the dishes and cooking taking up valuable time, your furniture can begin to take it’s toll. The good news is, it’s very simple to clean upholstery if you know what you’re doing. Below we have provided some tips.
The first step to transforming your worn upholstery from drab to fab is to give it a good vacuum. Over time, your upholstery takes quite a beating. If you eat on your couch, which let’s face it all of us do, then food crumbs are going to be evident. Dirt and dust are also other nasties that no doubt will be coating your upholstery. It’s very important to get rid of these contaminants before cleaning, as sometimes water can actually make your upholstery dirties. When vacuuming your couch give it a through clean and make sure you use the special upholstery attachment on your vacuum so you don’t miss any dirt in the cracks of your furniture. Also give the cushions a good vacuum.
For those households with pets, it’s important to pay special attention and care. While a vacuum will remove a lot of the pet hair, sometime it doesn’t have what it takes to completely get rid of it. If you are struggling to get rid of all the pet hair you can purchase a pet hair remover that are specially crafted to remove the stubborn hairs.
Once you’ve given your upholstery a good vacuum it’s time to choose the right cleaning products. The decision depends on several variables, which includes the stain and the fabric. These will often vary so that’s why it’s important to determine exactly what you’re dealing with. Often there will be a tag on your furniture outlining what you can and cannot use. When it comes to fabric, there is a whole range of different options including acrylic, linen, cotton, silk, wool etc. The different dyes use in the fabrics should also be considered, as well as the age of the upholstery itself. In instances where the upholstery is very old or even antique, it’s best for a Professional Upholstery Cleaner to undertake the job for you, to ensure the fabric isn’t damaged.
Furniture tags – A clue to proper upholstery cleaning
If you have no idea the types of cleaning products your upholstery can handle, the great news is the code on the furniture will often inform you. Each tag is fit with a special code. You will have to do a bit of a quick search around your piece of furniture to find the code. A good tip is it is usually in a spot you cannot see easily, so have a look at the bottom, out of sight. Generally, the tags will feature either a W, S, WS or and X. The W stands for water, signifying a water based detergent should be used. The S means a water free product needs to be used, something like a dry cleaning solvent. When it comes to the WS symbol, this means that either water based or water free cleaner can be appropriate but it all depends upon the stain. When you are purchasing furniture, this is the most ideal type of look out for if you are planning to remove stains yourself. Lastly, the X means that you cannot clean the furniture yourself. Instead the furniture most be cleaned by a professional upholstery cleaner. While you can vacuum and brush it, it’s best to leave it up to the professionals for this type of upholstery.
If all of this sounds a bit too much for you then why not call an Upholstery Cleaning Professional in Adelaide. Talk to the professional team at Masterclass Cleaning