Sofa cleaning and how to do it

The sofa is very likely to be your favourite piece of furniture at home. Because of this, you should make sure not to cut any corners when you are handling its cleaning and general maintenance.

Basic sofa cleaning tips

The first thing to do when you are starting the sofa cleaning process is to run a vacuum through it. Make sure that you have the right attachment on the hose and that is perfectly clean, so that you avoid damaging the fabric of which the surface of the sofa is made of. By vacuuming you are going to accomplish the initial very important task – removing any large particles of dirt and dust from the sofa. Do not forget to pay attention to the cushions as well.

Pay special attention to hard to reach or clean areas

Heavily caked in dust and dirt is removed by using a bristle brush. First you use the brush to break up the dirt that has been built in, and after you are finished with that you will be able to easily vacuum everything.

The finer treatment

Lint and fur, which are the main problem when it comes to maintaining a sofa clean and looking tidy, are not so hard to battle off either. Even though regular vacuum cleaners have a tough time collecting lint and fur, you can always get a lint roller and easily fix the problem. You should just work very carefully and cover every inch of the sofa, because otherwise you are going to miss some hair and lint and there will be little sense of accomplishment when you look at the results of your work.

Do not overlook any detail

If your sofa has a wood surface that is exposed, you should not overlook it either. Using a soft cloth, wipe it down carefully to remove stains of any sort. In case there is some sort of a tough stain on the wood, you might need to employ a cleaning product of some sort, which is to be chosen depending on the type of wood we are talking about.

For those special occasions

Heavy stains on the surface of the sofa are too to be treated using a detergent. This is the place where things become a little bit more complicated, because the right choice is again going to be made depending on the type of fabric that the piece of furniture is made of. If you do not keep the documentation that it came with from the store, or the information you need is simply not featured there, you are in a bit of trouble. If you cannot tell the type of fabric, you will either have to ask a friend whom you know you can trust to help you with the assessment, or just call your nearest cleaning company. That would be a much wiser choice than risking permanent damage to the sofa.

As you can see, sofa cleaning is neither hard nor time-consuming, provided that you know what you are doing.

Posted by : Monster Cleaning Stratford

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Carpets are the best flooring solution

Carpets and area rugs are hands down the best type of material that you would want to walk on when you are at home. Hardwood and stone floors do not hold a candle to carpets and here are several very good reasons why.

Tradition

 

As far as flooring solutions go, carpets are the oldest ones. Archaeologists guess that the prototypes of the carpet were pieces of animal skin that were placed on the floors of the caves where the first people used to live. But it was after the first civilizations were settled in the Middle East and Egypt, and agriculture arose when carpets truly became a thing. People had more free time and were looking for ways to make their homes more comfortable. Actually, the oldest rug in the world is the so called Pazyryk Carpet, which was found on the territory of modern day Russia and dates back to the 5 century BC. So it is safe to say that humanity has a long and fruitful tradition in the manufacture of carpets – and we know how to get the job done.

Cozy and comfortable

 

Nothing can create more comfort and coziness in one’s home than a well picked up carpet. Carpets and area rugs make great focus points in every room. There are even some options for placing carpets in the bathroom. The thing is that carpets come in all shapes and sizes, as well as models. There are such that are made of synthetic materials, and those that are made out of natural ones. In all cases, it would not be impossible for you to find the right carpet to go with your living room furniture and decoration, as well as with your own personal tastes. You would not need an interior decorator for that purpose, just to spare some time and look around. Nowadays it is even easier, because you can do your research online.

 

Maintenance

Carpets have the very unpleasant reputation of being nearly impossible to clean, but that is quite removed from the truth. There are several very simple rules to carpet maintenance that when followed produce excellent results. They are not even that hard:

  • You just need not to forget to run a vacuum through your carpet every once in a while. The optimal strategy is to do that every day. However, if we are not talking about a particularly high-traffic area, or you just do not have the time for that, you can always do it just two or three times a week and expect good results.
  • Stains of any kind – pet, wine, food – are easiest to remove the moment they occur. Do not wait for the stain to dry off, because that is when things become really complicated.
  • Have a reliable Carpet Cleaning Croydon  on speed dial for emergency. It is also a good idea to have your carpets professionally cleaned once every six months for deep sanitation purposes, as well as in order to make them easier to maintain in the following months.