Your sofa is probably one of the largest pieces of furniture in your home. It is a gathering place for your family, a place to relax after a long day of work, and a great place to bring your friends to talk and enjoy one another’s company. Most people rarely think about how to clean this large piece of furniture, or may not even realize that their sofa needs to be cleaned. If it has an obvious stain or has been soiled, you might put some time into trying to get it clean again, but even if you cannot see the dirt, your sofa might still need to be cleaned.
Having your sofa cleaned once or twice a year can prolong the life of that sofa. Regular cleaning does not just get rid of any scuffs or stains that your couch has collected over the last year or six months. It can breathe new life into your couch, restoring the pristine condition of the upholstery and getting rid of the dust that naturally settles on furniture in any home. Nobody wants to sit on a couch that is dirty, stained, or worn. Just like cleaning your clothes and your carpets, regular cleaning ensures that your sofa is neither dirty nor easily worn. The dirt and dust that settles on your couch can start to act like sandpaper as you sit and stand, wearing away at the fabric.
Your family’s health is another major reason to have your sofa regularly cleaned. The fabric on your furniture is porous; it will catch and hold on to bacteria that could fester and make you sick down the road. While your cleaning concerns might primarily be to get your sofa looking beautiful again, it can also help to prevent your sofa from making your family sick. Even just getting rid of the dust and pollen that are attracted to your sofa can improve the air quality of a home, especially if someone in that home suffers from allergies or other respiratory concerns.
We start by vacuuming your entire sofa with a commercial vacuum that is much more effective at sucking away dirt and dust than the standard vacuum is. Just this step alone will leave your couch much cleaner than it ever has been before. Then, a pre-treatment is applied to the upholstery, to start to lift out and isolate stains and soils in the fabric.
We then wash the upholstery with detergent and water, either using equipment or by hand, depending on the nature of the stains and what works best for your sofa. It may take a few passes to fully remove the stains, but when we are finished, you will have a beautifully clean sofa that looks refreshed and is odor-free. We will then use equipment to extract any remaining water and let the sofa air dry for a few hours, before adding a protective coating to ensure it needs less cleaning in the future.