Due to the coronavirus outbreak, people are at home and focused more than ever on ways to disinfect household objects, some that may have never been cleaned before, like that colorful leather sofa or upholstery furniture. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) health experts indicate that the COVID-19 coronavirus will remain active for minutes, hours, or even days on certain surfaces. They recommend cleaning and wiping down frequently touched surfaces like sofas or upholsteries properly will reduce the risk of spreading infection.
The sofa or upholstery is some of the most frequently used pieces of furniture. It suffers from a lot of wear and tear; it’s also a victim of liquid spills, food particles, body oils, pet dander & much more indoor pollutants. At present, it is even threatened by the coronavirus germs. Since it’s impossible to get your sofa professionally cleaned at present, you can follow a few DIY tips recommended by reputed sofa and upholstery cleaning in Fulham to keep it clean and make your home space safe.
Protect with a Slipcover
Protect your sofas with slipcovers or throws made-up of washable fabrics. It will protect your lavished sofas or upholsteries from stains and spills. It became more essential if the furniture’s are in light-colored fabrics. Make sure the color and pattern of the cover match the room’s interior, and the furniture will remain protected from prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Use a Vacuum Cleaner
Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust, dust mites, allergens, and pet dander from your sofas or upholsteries. The routine vacuum cleaning with different attachments ensures that the top of the sofa seats remain spotless but make the base, crevices, and corners of the sofas remain clean. Sprinkling a substantial quantity of baking powder on the sofa and leaving it for a few hours before vacuum cleaning helps remove bacteria and moisture from its root.
Use a Lint Roller
Use, lint roller on the sofa’s or upholsteries to lift and trap pet hair which cannot be removed by a vacuum cleaner
Fluff the Seats
Flip and fluff the cover or the cushion regularly so that they will remain firm and, ultimately, maintain the shape of your furniture. It also ensures that the internal filling material of the seats does not get accumulated in one place and remain intact in its place.
Use a Stain Remover
React fast with the stain caused due to food or liquid spills. Use a warm soapy solution with a damp cloth followed by a dry wipe. It will keep your sofas or upholsteries away from the stubborn stains.
Use Homemade Cleaners
Professional sofa and upholstery cleaning in Fulham recommend some homemade natural ingredients to get rid of the dust and dirt from your sofa’s or upholsteries in the present COVID-19 situation.
–The upholstered fabric of your sofa can be cleaned by spraying a cleaner that is made with three parts warm water, 1 part vinegar, and a little soap detergent. Remain a few minutes after its use, then scrub it with a clean towel and allow it to dry.
– Clean the leather sofa by wiping it with a cleaner made with equal parts vinegar and water followed by a dry wipe.
It is wise to test it on a small patch of the sofa before you spray or use homemade cleaners on your sofa or upholstery.