Vancouver Carpet Cleaner Shares Upholstery Cleaning TipsDecember 29th, 2017 | by Angelo | 0
Vancouver carpet cleaner Angelo di Pomponio has some upholstery cleaning tips to share. Since homeowners can’t call in the professionals all the time, he’s provided a 15-minute routine that requires some simple household products. However, remember that cherished heirlooms or expensive pieces should only be handled by a professionals.
Pro Tip: Make sure to check the upholstery label before starting. Only labels containing the code W or WS should be cared for using the process described here.
Generally, all that’s required is a small bucket, a few colourfast cloths, a gentle dish soap, a can of compressed air, and a horsehair upholstery brush. If stains are an issue, try a spot remover like Capture Carpet and Rug Dry Cleaner.
The process begins simply enough. Vacuum left to right using short overlapping strokes. For delicate fabrics like silk, make sure to set the suction to low. After five minutes of vacuuming, use the compressed air to blast dirt from tufting and other nooks and crannies.
The next step is spot removal. Make sure to test any product on an inconspicuous spot. Apply the powder or liquid to one of the cloths and gently dab at the spot. Repeat if needed. Let the area dry and vacuum once again. If the spot remains, a professional upholstery cleaner with industrial solvents and experience in different materials is probably your best bet.
Finally, it’s time for a wash. With the exception of leathers that require their own special treatment, most upholstery should be periodically treated to a gentle sudsing. Use about half a spoon of dish soap in the small bucket and create lots of suds. Dip the upholstery brush into the suds, but do not submerge. Sweep across the fabric in small sections. After finishing the full piece, wipe the fabric with another clean cloth.
In just 15 minutes, your upholstery will look and smell fresher. If professional upholstery cleaning services are your preference, however, the team at Angelo’s FabriClean can help.
The technicians will test the fabric before they start, in order to determine the best way to clean your upholstery. They take into consideration the fabric construction, fibre content, and dye stability in order to choose the safest, most effective method to clean your furniture. With years of experience caring for a variety of different fabrics, such as silk, wool, cotton, and velvet, they’ll leave your antiques, newly purchased items, or everyday furniture looking clean and refreshed.