5 Tips on Cleaning Fabric Sofas

Cleaning fabric sofa covers should be done regularly to keep them in good condition. The fabric of the sofa is very delicate and it needs meticulous handling and care to look neat and fresh. Most of the fabric sofa covers get stained due to various reasons. Such as coffee, juice, food spills, pet stains etc. Any material that leaves a mark on the cover gets hard to remove later on and may need to be replaced with a new one.

Keeping the fabric sofa clean is not a tough job but you may find it tough to follow a regular schedule. You can use several home cleaning agents to clean your covers such as liquid fabric cleaner or dry cleaning powder. In the case of liquid fabric cleaner, alcohol is used to kill the bacteria and other microorganisms present on the fabric. Dry cleaning powder is used to remove the stain and dirt from the cover and to leave a clean and shiny appearance.

Before starting your work, make sure the fabric is cleaned properly using any of these substances. You can either rent a vacuum cleaner for this purpose or can do it yourself by using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment. You should start at the bottom of the sofa. Work your way towards the centre or even from side to side. If you are unable to clean the entire sofa in one go, then you can divide your task into smaller tasks.

You can start with the stains first and move on to the areas with loose stains. Dampen the fabric sofa cover with a wet towel and make sure the cloth gets saturated with water. After having sufficient time to soak the fabric sofa cover in water, use a dry towel to wipe the fabric dry. Never ever let a wet cloth stay for long on the fabric sofa.

For further cleaning and hygiene measures, never ever put the sofa in a dryer or use the extreme air conditioner. Some fabric is a natural fibre and is sensitive to extreme temperature change. It will be damaged beyond repair if you expose it to too much heat. Once you have finished cleaning the fabric, dry it thoroughly with another clean dry towel.

When the fabric sofa cover gets dirty, never try to wash it with a washing machine. The fabric fibres get damaged in the process. Instead, use a mild detergent and warm water to clean the fabric gently. Never iron fabric, use a fabric softener only. Contact Breeze Cleaning Melbourne for professional upholstery cleaning.