Couch cleaning is one of those cleaning jobs that are necessary but which most people are either not keen to do or simply do not know how to clean their couch. Nevertheless, the job of cleaning your couch must be done for reasons such as prolonging its lifespan, keeping your home looking great, and helping to promote your family’s health. Here are seven awesome tips that will help you.
Awesome Tip #1: Vacuum Frequently
Vacuuming might not be the most exciting or enjoyable task, but when it comes to keeping your couch clean, it is essential. Not only is it necessary, but it should also be done as frequently as possible. Most vacuum cleaners come with an upholstery attachment, so use that, especially to get down the sides of the arms and behind the seat and back cushions. This will remove dirt and grit, which can damage your couch’s fibres, as well as remove hair, threads, and crumbs.
Awesome Tip #2: Regularly Wash Cushion Covers
If your couch has removable cushion covers, take advantage of this and wash them regularly. Check the care label to see how they should be washed, but most of them can be washed in the washing machine on a low cycle. This will help keep your couch looking and smelling fresh because cushion covers can accumulate sweat, body oils, and food stains, so cleaning them regularly will prevent unpleasant odours and stains.
Awesome Tip #3: Blot Spills Immediately
Drinks and couches do not mix well, and that is especially so when someone spills a drink on your couch. This is when you must act quickly to avoid the stain drying and being more difficult to remove, or worse, creating a permanent stain. You should use some absorbent kitchen towel or a clean cloth to blot up the liquid but do not try to rub or scrub it as this simply spreads the stain.
Awesome Tip #4: Use A Steam Cleaner For Deep Cleaning
If the time has come for you to give your couch a thorough clean, then using a steam cleaner is an effective option. However, you must read your couch’s care labels to ensure that steam cleaning is suitable for its fabric. Otherwise, you could end up ruining it and have to buy a new couch. If it can be steam cleaned, then doing so will remove built-up grime and dirt.
Awesome Tip #5: Remove Hairs With A Lint Roller
Although you might think this is primarily a tip for pet owners, it is actually for everyone. Couches have hairs on them that come from both pets and humans, and hair left on the couch can make it look grubby. Plus, anyone sitting on it will have hairs transferring to their clothes. The best solution is to regularly run a lint roller across your couch’s surface to remove hairs.
Awesome Tip #6: Rotate Your Cushions
Over time, cushions can become misshapen or lumpy due to frequent use. If your couch has removable cushions, try rotating them regularly. This will help to distribute the wear and tear more evenly, which can help extend the life of your couch. In addition, rotating cushions can help even out any fading or discolouration that may occur over time due to exposure to sunlight.
Awesome Tip #7: Bring In Couch Cleaning Professionals
Whether it is instead of, or in addition to, all the previous six tips, one of the wisest steps you can take regarding cleaning your couch is to call in professional cleaners. Their knowledge and experience, plus their use of professional couch cleaning equipment, can save you a lot of time and money, as they clean your couch to a standard that makes it look like new.