When it comes to spring cleaning, furniture is a spot that shouldn’t be overlooked. Couches and other soft fibers are actually hot spots for bacteria, allergens, and viruses. That’s why upholstery cleaning in Tacoma matters.
But don’t stress—Chem-Dry can help. Here are a few pro tips to get you started.
1 – Thoroughly vacuum upholstery.
On a weekly basis, give your furniture a good vacuum. When deep cleaning, remove each cushion to vacuum underneath, and vacuum both sides of the cushions themselves. Use vacuum attachments to get into each tiny crevice and remove all visible dirt and debris.
2 – Polish wood or metal on your furniture.
Wipe down all of the non-upholstered features of yoru furniture using a microfiber cloth and either a gentle cleaning solution or wood polish.
3 – Treat your type of upholstery as recommended.
If you don’t know the fabric your couch is made of, check the label. Common types are WS (safe to use mild detergent), W (safe to clean with water), S (dry cleaner detergent only), and X (no water, vacuum only).
4 – Spot treat stains.
Once you know the fabric type, use a solution that’s safe for removing stains. Try making your own using ¼ cup of vinegar combined with ¾ cup water and a few drops of dish soap. Spray any stains then rinse and wipe away with a microfiber cloth.
5 – Let your upholstery dry.
Be sure to absorb as much of the moisture used to clean as you can to avoid mold or mildew growth, then let your furniture dry in a well ventilated area with an open window or a fan. Allow several days for furniture to dry completely.
6 – Remember professional upholstery cleaning.
While DIY methods work for routine maintenance and treating surface stains, be sure to schedule professional upholstery cleaning in Tacoma at least once each year to remove all bacteria, dirt, and stains.
Upholstery Cleaning In Tacoma, Washington
Chem-Dry removes 98% of allergens from upholstery and 89% of airborne bacteria. Plus, our method used 80% less moisture in the upholstery cleaning process.
With Chem-Dry, you can enjoy a drier, cleaner, healthier home.