At the end of a long day one of the best ways to relax is to curl up on the couch with your family and watch your favorite television show. Families across the world read, visit, watch television, sleep, and cuddle on their sofas every day. Over time you may find your sofa is looking a little dirty. Crumbs, spilled drinks, pet hair, dirt, and oil all build up on your couch and leave it looking and feeling dingy. If you are ready to tackle cleaning your sofa here are some great steps that you can take.
How Do You Deep Clean a Couch?
1. Vacuum. You will want to get all of those fun attachments out with your vacuum in order to properly clean your sofa. A hand vacuum is also a fantastic option for vacuuming your couch. You will want to make sure that you get all of the crevices on your couch where dirt, pet hair, and food can collect. Some couch cushions are attached and some are not. If your couch cushions are not attached you will want to remove them from the couch. Once you remove them you can vacuum both sides of the cushion and the base of the couch where the cushions normally sit. You may want to use a lint roller as well to get anything that the vacuum just couldn’t get off of your couch.
2. Clean any other surfaces. Some couches have wood or metal areas on them or feet that you will need to clean as well. How you clean these parts will be determined by what material they are. If you have metal decorative pieces or feet you can use warm, soapy water. If these parts are wood you will want to dust them thoroughly.
3. Stain Removal. When you go to remove stains from your couch you will want to make sure that you exercise caution when deciding what cleaning products to use. Sofas can be made from many different types of material. As you are vacuuming you can look to see if there is a tag on your couch that will give you cleaning instructions. If not you will want to make sure that you test a hidden area of your couch with the cleaning product that you select to make sure that it does not damage your couch.
o Fabric Upholstery: If you have fabric upholstery on your couch you can mix ¼ cup vinegar, ¾ cup of warm water, and 1 tablespoon dish soap together and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the stained area and let it sit for a few minutes. Use a soft cloth to scrub the area until the stain comes out. You will want to use a clean cloth to dry the area and remove any water.
o Leather Upholstery: For leather couches you can mix ½ cup olive oil with ¼ cup vinegar and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the affected area. Use a soft cloth to buff the stain out. Take caution not to scrub too hard and ruin your leather.
o Synthetic Upholstery: Synthetic materials can be cleaned by mixing ½ cup vinegar, 1 cup of warm water, and ½ tablespoon of liquid soap in a spray bottle. Spray the stained area, let it sit for a few minutes, and scrub it with a soft cloth. Use a clean cloth to dry the area.
4. Let the Sofa Dry. Once you have removed the stain/stains you will want to let the surface of your couch dry before sitting on it.
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Using the above methods to get rid of stains on your sofa can help increase the life of your sofa. DM Carpet Cleaning also recommends having your sofa professionally cleaned by one of our technicians periodically. Our technicians will be able to clean deeper down into your couch with our equipment. We can also sanitize and deodorize your couch for you to further increase the longevity of your furniture.