The sofa is the most important piece of furniture in the households a huge place in our home. Be it for any occasion it is used for, be it movies or just to relax, people spend a huge part of their time on it.
Keeping it clean and tidy is extremely important. Sofa cleaning tips, tricks, and hacks that will help you to clean your sofa and keep it clean. This blog discusses how to steam clean sofa.
Pick the right steam cleaner
There are many kinds of steam cleaners. For instance, there are fabric steam cleaners, upholstery steam cleaners, and handhelds more specific ones like the tile cleaner or grout cleaner.
In our opinion, you’ll probably find that a handheld cleaner would work better for surfaces where you need to get into hard-to-reach areas rather than a big carpet cleaning machine which is not very portable!
Prepare the steam cleaning machine
To use a Steam Cleaner, make sure you add enough water and cleaner to match the instructions given for your model.
A common mistake is overfilling the boiler so that it releases too much steam and focuses on a single spot, which will saturate your upholstery fabrics in no time!
When using this upholstery steamer, you can use a rotating brush or a lint-free cloth depending on what’s best for your fabrics.
The main aim of this machine is disinfection though; so be aware that after cleaning your fabrics with the attachment and water, they may shrink slightly because of steam pressure!
Start with the cushions
If you have pillows that are removable on a piece of furniture like a couch or chair, start with them. Plug up the machine, hit the steam button, and then drag the opening of the machine over the damp areas of fabric.
Quickly suck up excess water and cleaner from the surface of the fabric with the tool attached to it. If it’s safe to do so you can repeat this process for all sides if needed – otherwise only clean one side at a time.
You don’t want to lay a wet pillow down on a piece of furniture because it will be sitting in a puddle for too long and could damage the fabric.
Steam cleans the rest
Upkeep of your larger furniture and home décor pieces is easier than you think. Begin by removing the smaller, more delicate pieces like the pillows so you can better focus on each area.
Use caution when spraying the cleaning solution onto microfiber pillows as a mildew build up may occur and will damage the fabric if left untreated.
Next, spray individual sections of your upholstery with water before moving onto each next section or surface to be cleaned.
Once finished, allow all fabric to dry completely before replacing any pillows or cushions to create a finishing touch that helps accentuate your beautiful home décor.
Let your furniture dry
Once you have taken the time to steam clean all of the fabric on your furniture, let it dry properly.
The amount of time needed will vary based on how humid the vapor was used during the cleaning process and the weather on that particular day.
To speed up drying time, use a fan, open windows, and/or use a blow dryer. It should be fluffy in no time!
The cleaning of your sofa should be done regularly to ensure that it looks and feels as good as it did when it was first purchased.
It is a fact that many people are not sure how to get rid of stains on a sofa. It is even truer that they may not be aware of the fact that there are many ways to clean a sofa.
The most popular way to do it is to steam clean the sofa. It is important to keep your upholstery clean, especially if you live in a dusty environment as we do.
We hope this article has given you some good ideas on how to best clean your couch, loveseat, or chair.
If you want to know more about cleaning tips you should read other blogs on our website.