Furniture cleaning helps maintain your good health. Dust, harmful microbes can pose health hazards upon contact. A set of clean furniture helps extend its life. Depending on the materials and type of furniture you have, there are many ways to clean them.
Upholstery cleaning can be done in few ways. You can use a duster to dust off dirt and debris from the upholstery furniture. Using a damp cloth, an ample amount of cleaning solution can be poured over it, and wipe all throughout the upholstery.
Vacuum is also needed in cleaning furniture, as it reaches the areas which are otherwise are hard to reach with ordinary cleaning methods. With vacuum, all surfaces of the upholstery are cleaned including the back, sides, arms, skirts and the platform beneath the cushions.
If you choose to use cleaning solutions with a strong agent, it is best to do a test to see if it can fade the color of your upholstery, cause discoloration, or shrinkage. You can also seek professional help on furniture cleaning.
Vinyl or leather upholstery may do well with spray on solutions, which are recommended by the dealer or manufacturer of your furniture. Spray on solution is easy as you would only need dry cloth to clean the material.
If the upholstery has chewing gum, you only have to peel it off after freezing the substance. First, you need to get an ice cube wrapped in a thin piece of cloth. Apply it directly to the chewing gum for few minutes. As it hardens, the chewing gum becomes easy to peel off.
After cleaning, it is recommended drying the upholstery. Only a small amount of residual moisture can cause mold and mildew, which makes it difficult for a furniture restoration.
Some furniture may have aluminum as an accent. If your furniture has aluminum, you can use mild detergent mixed with warm water, as your furniture cleaning solution. Using a sponge or washcloth, dab it with your solution and rub the aluminum legs and arm rests.
After rinsing, you may want to add protection to it by applying a thin coat of car wax. However, it is a rule to allow the aluminum to dry thoroughly before coating it with wax. If the condition of your aluminum calls for abrasive pads, apply baking soda on its surface and rub with moistened cloth. This will work effectively on stubborn dirt without scratching the material.
Sofa cleaning is among the common tasks in household chores. A sofa comes in several materials, however, the regular fabrics are leather, and cushion wrapped in specialized cloth.
Shampoo that fits the fabric of your sofa is the best furniture cleaning solution. Avoid cleaning solutions with strong agents as they can ruin your furniture. Soft damp cloth or sponge is your tool in removing germs and dirt.
Cushions are part of you furniture cleaning. They can be washable and non-washable. Look for its tag or ask the dealer if the materials used can be wash cleaned. If it is not, then you can use mild detergent solution and washcloth to rub the dirt and stain. Dry them under the sun.