Sofas were a preserve of living rooms in the past, but they form part of the commercial, outdoor, and bedroom furniture these days. While there have been various techniques to minimize the dirt that accumulates on the sofas, these solutions are, in most cases, ineffective and will not protect your sofas entirely. You can use various techniques to clean your couch depending on its material.
Most stores stock cleaning solutions for fabric and leather upholstery cleaning. Don’t let this fool you into assuming that cleaning a sofa only involves a cleaning solution, a brush, and an absorbent pad. You will need periodic expert cleaning for your sofa to ensure that the deeply-embedded dirt and oil on your couch is removed.
Here are the cleaning techniques used for fabric sofas:
Steam Heat Extraction
This uses steam to get rid of unhealthy particles and dust on your fabric sofa. Steam heat extraction technology employs various tools and techniques so that your sofa is not left soggy or wet after cleaning. Consequently, the risk of shrinkage of your sofa’s fabric is significantly reduced and your sofa will be cleaned within a short period. Steam heat extraction sofa cleaning is low cost, but will unfortunately not get rid of the dirt deeply embedded in your sofa.
This is a natural cleaning option that works with Mother Nature to guarantee that your sofa is as clean as new. Carbonation cleaning will take 4-6 hours and only uses a small carbonation solution amount, which has an effervescent effect. It also uses less water than steam heat extraction cleaning. The carbonating solution penetrates your sofa’s fibers and lifts the dirt off the surface where it is wiped off.
Moreover, carbonation cleaning will leave your sofa with a protective barrier that reduces the accumulation of grime and dirt.
Here, a foam solution will be applied manually to your sofa and then worked into it and left to sit for some time. After this, the sofa is vacuumed and left smelling fresh and looking spotless. The amount of foam used for this cleaning technique is controlled by the cleaning expert, and, therefore, will use just enough to reduce the risk of moisture damage on your sofa. Foam cleaning is generally used to get rid of stains on different areas of your sofa.
This resembles foam cleaning, but unlike the latter, it uses no water. A chemical cleaning solution will instead be sprinkled onto your sofa and then worked into the stained areas. The solution is then left to settle for a few minutes and vacuumed. Dry cleaning is safe for cleaning sofas with wood since there is no water used and it requires no time for drying.
There is an expert sofa cleaning solution for all types of fabric sofas regardless of your budget. That said, you should not opt for DIY cleaning, which would ordinarily damage your sofa and leave you with even dirtier sofas. A clean sofa will boost your comfort and minimize the allergens that could cause a flare-up of various conditions in susceptible individuals.