How to keep your upholstery looking fabulous this summer in Perth, Spearwood, Hilton, Coogee.

Your furniture adds style and comfort to your Perth home. Moreover, they cost quite a bit. You need to keep your furniture including upholstery spick and span to avoid premature damage. Here is a brief guide to help you clean and care for upholstery.

Review instructions left by the manufacturer

This mostly applies to sofas, couches and some ornate furniture with cushions and padding. Upholstery manufacturers use a coding system to indicate the type of cleaner you should use to clean the fabric. These codes appear on the care tags on your upholstery. Here is a breakdown of the tags.

W – you can use water based detergent

S- You need to use a dry cleaning solvent

WS – You can use either option depending on the stains

X – Don’t clean it at home. Simply vacuumed and take it to a professional cleaner

Once you know the type of cleaning your upholstery needs, contact a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning service provider. Fortunately, there are plenty of experienced cleaners based in Bibra Lake and Hamilton. If you cannot find a tag, first test your cleaning agent on a hidden area such as underneath the furniture. 

Try to be eco-friendly

You can ask your cleaning service provider to use eco-friendly cleaning products. These will not only help the environment but also help your family stay clear of toxic chemicals. Green cleaning products are also gentle on delicate fabrics.

Steam clean at home

If you happen to have a steam carpet cleaner at home, you can use that on your upholstery. Granted, the steam cleaner will not work on deep stains. For example, steam cleaning won’t help much with old wine stains but your upholstery will look cleaner and small better afterwards.

Removing stains at home

It is better to remove stains from upholstery as soon as the damage is done. But, this may not be practical. Before you use any liquid to remove stains,  vacuum the entire piece. You can mix a couple of cups of distilled water with a spoonful of dishwashing liquid and another of vinegar to make a cleaning solution at home. Use a microfiber cloth to gently blot the stained area. Then use some distilled water without soap and blot again with another microfiber cloth. Finally, use another cloth (microfiber) to blot the area.

For more stubborn stains, call your carpet and upholstery cleaning service provider.

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