Almost every Singaporean household owns a comfortable sofa. Unfortunately, sofas accumulate dirt easily since they are used often. If you want your sofa to have a longer lifespan, it is important to do sofa cleaning regularly. One common myth about sofa steam cleaning is that it requires a long process. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to modern cleaning technology, it is easy and fast to conduct steam cleaning for your sofa. You can even use the same steamer to clean your mattress.
This article serves as a guide that you can follow when steam cleaning your fabric sofa.
Considerations Before Steam Cleaning
Check The Tags
You should check your sofa’s tag to see if you can actually steam clean your sofa. Sofas that are tagged with “W” can be cleaned with water, so it is safe for you to conduct steam cleaning on them. Sofas that are tagged with “S” or “X” will not react well when treated with water. Attempting to steam clean those sofas will actually damage them instead. In this case, you should then explore the ways to clean stains on different sofa materials.
Provide Good Ventilation
One of the common mistakes homeowners make when performing mattress steam cleaning, or just steam cleaning in general, is not providing adequate ventilation when doing a steam cleaning. Proper ventilation helps to disperse excess steam that would otherwise be trapped in an enclosed area. Good ventilation also allows the sofa to air thoroughly, shortening the drying process.
5 Steps To Steam Clean Your Sofa
Step 1: Vacuuming Your Sofa
It is important to remove dry messes with a vacuum cleaner to prevent the crumbs and dye from staining your sofa during the steam cleaning. The steps are similar to that for a mattress, so you may consult a guide to mattress vacuuming if you are unsure.
Step 2: Spot Clean The Sofa
When it comes to dealing with stubborn stains, spot cleaning can help break them down, making them easier to be removed via steam cleaning. Likewise, you can apply the steps to remove different types of mattress stains on your sofa.
Step 3: Steam Clean Your Sofa
If you see that all visible particles have been eliminated, you may proceed in cleaning your fabric sofa using a steamer. Just like the ways to clean your mattress, ensure to thoroughly clean every corner and surface of your fabric sofa as well. For certain gaps that are difficult to reach, you may use a crevice nozzle.
One takeaway from a step-by-step guide to cleaning your sofa at home is to try attaching a microfiber cloth to your steamer’s cleaning head in order to wipe off any hidden dirt. If the cloth becomes very dirty, ensure to replace it to avoid transferring dirt on your fabric sofa.
Step 4: Vacuum The Sofa Again
The steam injected into the sofa dissolves the stubborn dirt particles and condenses. This dirty discharge will have to be vacuumed out of your sofa to properly clean it.
Step 5: Air Dry The Sofa
When you are done with the upholstery cleaning, remove the excess water by air drying your sofa. Do take note to avoid sitting or placing items on your fabric sofa while drying to prevent transferring of dirt. While waiting for your sofa to dry, you can empty and rinse your steam cleaner, then proceed to conduct mattress steam cleaning or carpet steam cleaning.
Regular sofa cleaning is important as it will help keep your sofa clean and minimize the risks of health risks that would arise from having a dirty sofa. You can do so through steam cleaning. The process would entail vacuuming, spot cleaning, steam cleaning, vacuuming again, and air drying the sofa.
However, if you are not confident in conducting a DIY sofa steam cleaning, you should engage a professional sofa cleaning service. Here at DW Mattress Cleaning Singapore, our professionals are highly trained and experienced in thoroughly cleaning your fabric sofa without causing any damage. Contact us today to know more about our services.
DW Mattress Cleaning Singapore offers you a one-stop solution for your sofa and mattress cleaning needs in Singapore. Our professional and reliable services include mattress deep cleaning, mattress vacuuming, mattress steam cleaning as well as mattress stain removal. Our team of experienced cleaning specialists will ensure that the cleaning services will be done professionally. Check out our articles to have a wider view of our services and cleaning hacks. Do not hesitate to call us or contact us via WhatsApp at +65 8241 0032 to solve your mattress cleaning needs!
This article was reproduced from DW Carpet Cleaning.