Upholstery Cleaning and Protection
It’s very important to keep the furniture in our homes clean and have a regular steam clean to help remove any germs and bacteria. Using a company that specialises in this type of cleaning will enhance the look of the fabric and also help to keep the seats in better condition for longer.
Before a lounge suit is cleaned, it should have a thorough pre vacuum. This can be done either with a conventional vacuum cleaner or with the steam cleaning machine itself. Getting down into the sides of the cushions is also a very important part of the cleaning process, as food and other bits and pieces get lost down in between the cushions and, if they are not removed, it can cause bad odours and even start to mould.
Methods of Cleaning a Lounge Suite
There are a few different ways to clean a lounge suite, but the best way is to use a steam cleaning machine. This is the best way of releasing the dirt and grease that collects in the fabric over time. with grease that is mostly found on the arms and head rests, it will require a cleaning solutions to be applied to break it down before the steam cleaning is started.
Using a good quality shampoo is also very important, because this will leave the fabric soft again. If a cheaper product is used it can be too much for the material and leave it with a rougher surface, making the seats uncomfortable to sit on.
Once the cleaning has been done, it may pay to have a fabric protection applied. This is best done straight after the cleaning process whilst the fabric is still slightly damp. When the fabric protector dries, it will leave a protective coating over the surface of the seats. This coating will help to prevent staining and drink spills from penetrating the fabric.
Spills and Stains
If you were to get a spill on a lounge suite that hasn’t got a fabric protection on it, it is best to just get a damp cloth and blot up the spill. DO NOT use liquids or soaps to clean the stain off, just use a damp cloth. Speak to a professional seat cleaner that specialises in upholstery cleaning for better tips on how to remove stains and marks from sofa’s. If the wrong cleaning solution is used, it can lead to either a permanent stain occurring by locking in the drink spill, or can even dye the area being cleaned so it pays to ask first.