How to Get Your Couch Squeaky Clean

carpetm 30 Nov 2013

There are many ways to answer the question, “How to get your couch squeaky clean.” The easiest way to do it is to have professionals clean it, but it will cost you. However, if you want to do it yourself, you can, but it is a process.

Step #1: Unzip the couch cushions and either have them dry cleaned or wash them in cold water with extra-mild detergent and air dry them. If you wash them yourself, try one first to check for color-fastness and shrinkage. Washing your cushion covers will get them as clean as possible and is as good as professional steam cleaning.

Step #2: Using a wand attachment, clean the upholstery as thoroughly as possible with a vacuum cleaner to get as much as the dust and pet dander out as you can. Make sure the vacuum is empty of dust from a previous vacuuming to get out as much dust from the couch as possible.

Step #3: Get an upholstery stain remover from the home improvement center or grocery store to work on the stains. Make sure to test the stain remover on a part of the couch that doesn’t show in case the stain remover cause discoloration to the fabric. Do not use any stain removers that are intended to be used on clothing as these stain removers will definitely discolor the fabric of your couch.

Step #4: Once the stains are removed, you are ready to steam clean the couch. You can either buy a handheld steam cleaner or rent one. The good thing about buying a hand-held steam cleaner is that you can use it on carpet stains as well as on your couch as needed. There are many good handheld models available at department stores.

Step #5: Let the couch dry. The couch should be left to dry at least a few hours before using it, but preferably overnight.

This is the best way of “How to get your couch squeaky clean.” As you can see, you will have to make some financial investment, whether you do it yourself or have it professionally cleaned. One of the best ways to keep cleaning to a minimum is to buy some sort of fabric finish that will prevent dirt and spills from penetrating the fabric of the couch in the first place.

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