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Upholstery Cleaning – Tips

Keen to Clean – Upholstery Cleaning in Melbourne and Sydney!!

Upholstery is the cornerstone of most lounges and living areas and they tend to get a lot of traffic. Not surprisingly, this means they can get dirty and smelly if ignored and really suck the fun out of sitting and relaxing.

But with a few simple tricks and making sure you include the upholstery in your basic cleaning cycles you would be surprised what impact you can have.

Vacuuming is the cornerstone of lounge cleaning for a reason, as it can easily be used on your upholstery as well, especially if the upholstery is fabric. Many even come with those little vacuum heads that make it easier to get into the nooks and crannies of the couch. The real tip though is to remember not to just vacuum under the cushions but to remember to always vacuum the cushions themselves. Not only will you get a ton of dust and dirt out, it will really help reduce any smell buildups.

If the couch has a smooth texture like leather or a synthetic one like leather, then you can use a wet wipe to clean them off as well. Just be careful not to get the surfaces too moist as certain fabrics don’t always react well to liquid. Antibacterial wipes are best as they will help kill any buildups that might be on the surface.

Deodorizer sprays can be a godsend for older couches, with many offer
ing the added benefit of disinfecting the couch in the process. You can find them domestically at supermarkets and so long as you check the usage instructions of the product includes fabrics [most tend to be clear about that] then they can add years to the lifespan of the fabric… or at the very least make the years you do have with them a lot more pleasant.

Fabric protectors are a straightforward way to extend the lifespan of your fabric by adding a layer of protection and you have a lot of brands to choose from. Make sure you follow the basic instructions but even spread of the product leads to the best results. Don’t forget to continue vacuuming though, as the protection just helps to stop things soaking in but the fabric can well and truly get dusty.

But ultimately the best way to improve the condition of the fabric or give it a deep clean is to get the upholstery steam or dry cleaned periodically. Keen to Clean is more than happy to organize a service for you so that you can enjoy your upholstery at its best for longer.

Please contact Keen to Clean on 1300 73 79 78 for organizing an obligation free quote for all you Upholstery Cleaning needs.