Toddlers and small children can be rosy cheeked little cherubs. However, if they get their hands on permanent markers they can be a whirlwind of destruction. Luckily, when it comes to your cushions and couches, a little creative Upholstery Cleaning in Melbourne is the answer.
Baby food split on the couch is a common complaint from parents. Perhaps you were feeding a calm baby on the couch when all of a sudden they throw a tantrum. Perhaps you were actually feeding your little one in their high chair in the kitchen, but their projectile range is nothing short of spectacular. Whatever the case, baby formula is such a problem because it is almost liquid and can soak in easily. Most baby foods contain a base of vegetable or fruit. If you are dealing with a particularly unusual food substance, then seek alternative assistance. As with most things, you want to attack this stain right after it happens. Try to scrape off as much of the substance as possible, while being careful not to rub it in further. It is simply a matter of dabbing the area with a sponge dipped in a solution of cool water and dish washing liquid. The area should be blotted dry with a towel every now and then, to ensure the area is not absorbing too much moisture, as this could cause rotting and mould. Even if you suspect that you may need professional help for a tough stain, such as beetroot, you should still go through this process to minimise the spot and increase the chances of a cleaner successfully removing it.
Crayon is another culprit. No matter how well you pack away their arts supplies, they always seem to crop up again to wreak havoc on your furniture. Crumbled or soft crayons are a nightmare; any attempt to remove them and the colour just smears. In this instance, grab a cube of ice from the freezer and freeze the affected area. Once the crayon is frozen and stiff it should be easy to scrape off using a butter knife or spoon. Then it is a matter of carefully applying WD-40 and dabbing the area with water. The water-displacing spray will help to separate the oily crayon from the couch and slowly lift it out.
As unpleasant as it may be to talk about, any new mum knows that cleaning up after her baby includes knowing how to deal with vomit. This scenario calls for a white vinegar and warm water solution to completely cover the stain. This is then rinsed by dabbing a microfibre in water only across the surface, and drying. Repeat these steps until the stain lifts.
Always make sure to check your upholstery tag for instructions specific to your couch material. It is also recommended to test any cleaning products in an inconspicuous spot in case of any unexpected reactions. If at any time you are not confident in your abilities or methods, then visit Total Cleaning Melbourne, a qualified upholstery cleaning business in Melbourne.