How do you clean your sofa and carpet?
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Try these cleaning tips to avoid hiring a professional sofa cleaner
One of the most important aspects of home ownership is keeping your property in good condition. This includes paying attention to various different aspects of property care, including cleaning your carpets and your upholstery. Sofas and carpets are not easy to clean and care for, but with the right approach, you can keep them in good condition for years to come.
Of course, you might find that your carpets and sofas are in a position where they need more strenuous cleaning. Before you hire a professional sofa cleaner, though, use the following cleaning method to give your sofa and carpet a once-over.
Do your research before starting
First and foremost, you should make sure that your carpet and sofa can be cleaned in specific ways. The first thing that you should do is get in touch with your carpet company and your sofa company. Ask them for more information about each product, and what kind of cleaning methods are needed to keep them in the best condition. Not every carpet and/or sofa can be cleaned using water-based solutions, for example. Some carpets and sofas, for example, should only be brushed and vacuumed.
Once you know what you can do to clean both carpets and sofas, you should follow the instructions given as best you can. If you cannot find the details from the manufacturer, you will need to find evidence of what material(s) your carpet and/or sofa is made from. Then, you need to follow the cleaning instructions provided. This can be time-consuming, but it is better than simply assuming you can use one method or another.
Consider steam cleaning
One of the most effective methods that should work on almost all carpets and sofas is steam cleaning. A handheld steamer can provide an easy way to get rid of excessive dust build-ups. This will take time as you move around the sofa. Make sure that you do not allow the steam to linger – only allow the steamer to touch the fabric.
Once you are finished, just about every carpet and sofa can be vacuumed. You should then vacuum it with the upholstery attachment for your sofa, and with the nozzle aimed at carpets. Focus on the back, arms, and cushions especially. As you work your way through both carpet and sofa, pay attention to the areas where dust appears to build up.
This will take some time, but it should leave you with a sofa and a carpet that look a little bit neater. Of course, if you are dealing with stains, you might need to think about hiring a professional. Stains should be tackled by professionals because it involves the use of cleaning products and chemicals that might cause damage to the sofa and/or carpet. Using the above, though, you can give most carpets and sofas a steam clean and vacuum to help bring them back to some form of respectability.
For anything more serious, though, bring in the professionals.
Do you need assistance with cleaning your sofa and/or carpet in Reigate and surrounding areas? Our team at Carpet Cleaning Pros can be just what you are looking for. Contact us today for a competitive price on cleaning your carpets and upholstery to the highest standard.