If youâ€™ve ever tried to use an over-thecounter upholstery cleaner in Las Vegas, NV to clean your furniture, you know how frustrating and difficult it can be. Your furniture is constantly in use, which makes it hard to find a time to clean it and most upholstery, except slipcovers, canâ€™t be removed and thrown in the washing machine
On top of the way dirt, grime, dust, pet hair and dander make your furniture look, they also make it a breeding ground for bacteria and germs â€“ a breeding ground you and your family come into contact with on a daily basis. Here are some tips for keeping your homeâ€™s upholstery sanitary and looking great:
Donâ€™t Use Harsh Cleaners ď‚ž
A harsh, chemical upholstery cleaner in Las Vegas, NV can leave residue in your furniture that remains for years and that comes into contact with everyone who sits on or leans on it. In addition, the dry residue from some chemical cleaners can get released into the air every time furniture is used, allowing the residue to be breathed in by everyone in your home. If you must attempt to clean your own upholstery, choose cleaning products that are non-toxic, environmentally-friendly and that are safe for pets and people.
Test Clean A Hidden Spot
No matter what kind of upholstery cleaning product you use, you must make sure that it will be safe for your fabric. You don’t want to scrub down the arms of your couch only to find that the cleaner has caused the color of the fabric to change. In addition, some store-bought cleaners can leave a residue behind that looks worse than the stains you’re trying to remove. For that reason, you should test clean a spot on your furniture that isn’t visible, like the underside of a chair cushion or the back of a couch skirt.
Prepare Your Upholstery For Cleaning
You must vacuum or at least dust off loose dirt from your upholstery before you attempt any kind of wet cleaning. If you don’t, you’ll end up grinding more dirt into your furniture and making the stains worse than before. Even if you’re working with a professional upholstery cleaner, it doesn’t hurt to take care of loose dirt and debris before they get to your house.
Don’t Just Wing It
Finding the right cleaning product or the right professional cleaner is a process that takes some time and research, so don’t be tempted to just grab a bucket of hot water, dishwashing detergent and a scrub brush to take care of your upholstery stains. You’ll likely end up making matters worse stain-wise and you could even end up saturating your furniture with water that could take days, weeks or even months to dry. And furniture that is wet for too long can grow mold that may be hidden inside cushions and framing.
Get Professional Help
Don’t take chances. If you have a piece of furniture that is heavily-stained, is made of delicate fabric or is an antique, get professional cleaning help. Even if you just don’t want to do the job or you have too many pieces that need cleaning, a pro has all of the equipment, cleaning products and years of experience necessary to do the job right.