Clean Upholstery with these Cleaning Tricks

Upholstery Cleaning

There are different ways to regularly clean upholstery, depending on the type of upholstery used in domestic or commercial premises. Sofas, dining chairs, cushions, mattresses and curtains have to be cleaned regularly, so as to ensure quality of use and extend product life. Upholstery cleaning is also important to maintain and improve air quality, in keeping your environment clean and healthy for many years to come.

Most people get carpets cleaned annually, but still ignore the mattress in which they sleep and sweat in for 8 hours a day. Unfortunately, the mattress is left untreated, forming an unwanted abode for general dust, stains, odours and parasites, like dust mites or bed bugs. Curtains and blinds have traditionally been difficult items to clean for homeowners or cleaning contractors. The problem is that curtains with a block-out backing, can be easily damaged in a washing machine and drapes are difficult to take down for cleaning. For contractors, there is also a time factor imperative in cleaning drapes.

Consider eco-friendly tricks for sanitising upholstered surfaces

Many types of upholstery cleaning products available on the market are mostly chemical based - one says it is safe around pets, another claims to be scientifically formulated with double concentration. Without having to rely on chemicals, there are some handy tips to help you get rid of stubborn stains and dirt:

 

  • DON’T LEAVE THE STAIN FOR DAYS

The most common mistake that people make is not cleaning stains straight away! Do not make excuses and then complain when things get difficult. Stains are easier to remove when addressed as soon as possible. The longer you leave it, the less effective you will be, regardless of the method of cleaning you employ.

upholstered surfaces sanitising with steam cleaners

 

  • CHECK THE MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDATIONS

Manufacturers usually leave appropriate tips to care for the product. Before using any cleaning chemicals, check the sofa’s tags to find care instructions. Any careless maintenance could result in permanent damage to the upholstery, and you do not want that to happen.

check with manufacturer's recommendation for proper cleaning methods for your upholstery

 

  • USE A STEAM MACHINE 

This is where we come in, of course. We have been advising both domestic and commercial customers for many years on how to make use of versatile steam machines to clean upholstery. Not only does it save you on chemicals and massive amounts of water, but it is also adaptable to so many types of cleaning applications, beyond just upholstery..

leather upholstered surfaces cleaning with steam vapour machinery 

Upholstery fabrics include cotton, wool, polyester, suede and leather. Duplex Steam Vapour machines can remove stains and clean upholstery fairly quickly. Utilising 180 degrees steam vapour kills bacteria efficiently and thermally agitates soiled areas to expose stains. Hot water injection capability also helps remove other stubborn stains adhering to your upholstery.

For example, although leather upholstery can be scrubbed clean with a brush and warm soapy water, steam is a much faster, easier and more effective method. Some leather may also absorb moisture excess and therefore take some time to dry.

If you're interested in seeing the beneficial aspects of using steam vapour to sterilise or sanitise upholstered surfaces of your furniture or equipment, please do book a complimentary on-site demonstration with us and we can provide a no-obligation demonstration of upholstery cleaning. Simply call 1800 622 770 to get started or visit how to clean upholstery.

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