It is an inexorable fact of life–sofas get dirty. It collects everything from our dead skin cells to leftover crumbs of food, Drinks get spilled, and our budding Picasso‘s paint the town (read your precious sofa) red exemplifying their latest piece of art all over the surface of these sturdy pieces of furniture. While sofa is the perfect place to relax and unwind, many of us forget it requires regular cleaning, depending on how dirty your sofa gets, one should ideally have it cleaned once every few months as spills are bound to happen from time to time. Luckily, cleaning a sofa is relatively easy–all we need is a bit of time and some great cleaning supplies.
Some DIY tips
- Rotate the cushions and pillows on your sofa every week.
- Weekly vacuuming keeps the sofa fresh by removing any loose particles and it breathes better.
- Avoid placing the sofa in direct sunlight. (for both fabric and leather).
- Leather furniture should be dusted weekly with a soft cloth.
- Treating the leather sofa with a conditioner every 6-12 months keeps it soft and lustrous.
- Slipcovers must be brushed or vacuumed at least once a month.
- On fabric sofas, blot spills as soon as possible with a clean, absorbent white cloth.
- On leather sofas, most spills can just be wiped away. However, old stains can be treated with lukewarm water
The first thing to be done before one begins with cleaning sofa is to identify the material, which can be anything from linen to leather. The material is usually displayed on the tag, accompanied by the cleaning instructions followed by the dos and don’ts of sofa cleaning.
W – Wash the sofa with water
X – only vacuum cleaner to be used
SW –solvent based cleaner or water may be used depending upon preference
S – the sofa can only be cleaned with a solvent cleaner
Handy tools you require
A vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment, few light-colored microfiber cloths that won’t bleed on your sofa, bucket, Distilled water as the minerals in tap water can leave residue behind, a liquid dish soap and distilled white vinegar
Water may seem innocuous, but if you use it to clean a couch that specifically calls for a solvent-based cleaner and nothing else, you’re going to be in for an unpleasant surprise. Believe it or not, the water will actually leave a stain on your sofa. Don’t risk ruining your furniture. If you are looking for a sofa dry cleaning in Noida and Delhi NCR, TLH comes to your rescue as it provides sofa dry cleaning and couch cleaning services along with a plethora of solutions for your various laundry needs. The skilled and trained professionals at TLH know what’s best for your couch.
Professional cleaning is recommended
Sometimes, spot cleaning can cause a wet-looking ring or fading. It’s always best to have the entire piece cleaned by professionals providing couch cleaning services. You can cross a major chore off your to-do list by letting TLH take the charge of your couch and sofa dry cleaning. Then relax and savor the pleasure of knowing that it has been cleaned by a professional team member(s) and their expert couch cleaning services, you can trust. Their sofa dry cleaning services are thorough, consistent and customized. If you would like to request a special service, just let them know! The Laundry House team would be happy to fulfill every request in order to exceed your expectations.
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