The sofa is the prime location in the living room because it offers comfort for those who want to play video games, watch television, read a good book, or fiddle with other electronics along with simply chatting with friends and family. Because it’s a desired resting area, it can develop odors through normal sweat, spills, pets, and other sources. In between professional deep upholstery cleanings and along with your normal care and maintenance, you can add some deodorizing steps to prevent odors from happening or neutralize any that may manifest. With this in mind, we at Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to share how you can combat the odors on your sofa.
Clean & Deodorize Sofa
Ensure you complete the cleaning steps for a more effective result and follow these steps to help stop or remove odors. Cleaning supplies you will need include white vinegar (optional), baking soda and a vacuum cleaner with hose attachments.
1) The vacuum’s hose and upholstery brush attachment is ideal to remove the debris, dust, and hair from the surface. Pull the sofa out if you can to reach the back and be sure to thoroughly vacuum the front, armrests, sides, backrest, and under the cushions, as well as the all 4 sides of the cushions and place them aside.
2) After you are sure the surface is free of debris, generously shake baking soda all over the sofa, and treat the sofa cushions separately on the side. Allow 15 minutes for the baking soda to absorb the odor molecules. It will significantly remove many smells on the sofa.
3) Like in step one, thoroughly vacuum the baking soda, and the odors with it. Between the dirt and debris in addition to the baking soda, the canister or the vacuum bag will fill fast, be sure to keep an eye on it.
4) If you still notice odors, you can treat it with vinegar. For even distribution, pour white vinegar in a spray bottle and gently mist the fabric, do not oversaturate, it should be able to dry quickly. The vinegar can destroy bacteria that causes odors to help improve the smell.
How to Prevent Stains on Fabric Upholstery
You an avoid odors from being treated by immediately treating any substance spills or accidents. Any food, drinks, even water can cause odors from occurring. Be sure to use a blunt tool, such as a spoon, to remove the mass and use a dry, clean cloth and paper towels to sop up the liquid. For washing directions and appropriate cleaners that can be safely used, be sure to read the label on the upholstery tag. Always do a patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure the fabric will not be harmed by when remove spots and stains.
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Be sure to have regularly scheduled sofa cleaning from a professional 1-2 times a year in tandem with your own maintenance and care. During a professional upholstery cleaning, the odors are neutralized, spots and stains are removed, and deep soils is extracted to make the sofa vibrant and fresh. Call Tough Carpet Cleaning today to have your sofas professionally cleaned!