It’s one of those things that are inevitable: over the years, your upholstery – chairs, sofas, cushions and more – will start to look dirty, tired and perhaps worn. It’s inevitable because they will be well-used, day to day, and therefore suffer from natural wear and tear.
Before you start thinking about replacing your furniture, consider this: there are ways in which you can clean upholstery – safely and successfully – and soon get your sofas looking brand new again.
Then there are your carpets: years of being walked over by people and pets will have led to plenty of ingrained dirt and other debris, which will make your carpets look old and dull. Yet, you can also clean carpets – it takes time and effort but it can be done – and soon have them looking like they’ve just been fitted.
What’s the secret to DIY upholstery cleaning? It’s quite simple, but you need to be prepared to put some serious effort into the job!
5 Steps for Easy DIY Upholstery Cleaning
So, you want to try and clean your upholstery yourself? That’s great, and it can be done. What you need is a great deal of care and attention and some baking soda! That’s right; bicarbonate of soda – an everyday ingredient you might already have in your cupboard – can do the job.
But, and it’s a big one, if your stains or marks on the furniture or carpets are really tough, it might not be enough and it may be time to call in the professionals.
Still, it’s worth a try, and here’s how it’s done.
Use warm soapy water to remove any strong marks as best you can – don’t rub, just blot with a sponge – then leave to dry.
Vacuum over the upholstery or carpet you want to clean to remove any debris.
Pour the bicarbonate of soda evenly across the upholstery to be cleaned, and leave it for at least half an hour.
Vacuum again, until all the white powder is gone.
If it works, you should have clean and fresh upholstery again, and it’s a simple process. Now, we’re being honest here; as we said, for furnishings that really are looking tired, the above process might not do the job.
This is when you need to call in the professionals, and you should choose a service provider with a good reputation for successful and professional upholstery cleaning.
Why Use Professionals?
Let’s be honest, a professional – using the latest techniques, equipment, and materials – is always going to produce better results than anyone doing things the DIY way.
For example, Carpet Cleaners Cape Town have many satisfied customers in and around the area who have used their services and would do again, so that’s one name you should remember if you need professional upholstery cleaning.
Having your furniture and carpets professionally cleaned will bring them back to good as new, at a surprisingly sensible cost, so why not get in touch and have a chat now, and get a free no obligation quote for all your upholstery cleaning requirements.