Tips to help you Steam Clean Your Upholstery
Do you want to steam clean your upholstery but don’t know where to start? Are you tired of looking at your dirty and dusty upholstered furniture?
Steam cleaning is often described as the most thorough and environmentally friendly technique of removing deep-seated stains, dirt, and grease. You can use it to clean many surfaces around your workplace and home, including your upholstery.
If hiring a professional to steam clean your upholstery doesn’t work for you, these tips may help you to steam clean your own upholstery.
For safety, it’s always a good idea to read the instruction manual of the steam cleaner you are using before operating it.
2. Cleaner Solution
If the steam cleaning machine you are using requires a cleaning solution, read the labels carefully and test any solution you want to use on your upholstery on an area that is not easily seen.
3. Pretreat Stains
Just like your laundry, the cleaning process for upholstery will be more successful if you pretreat any stains. Follow the instructions on your product of choice, and as with any cleaning solution, test it in an unseen area.
4. Cushions and Covers
Before steam cleaning upholstered furniture, remove any covers. Also take any removeable cushions off of your furniture and plan to steam clean them separately.
5. Steam Clean Upholstery
With the cushions removed, you will be able to more easily get to the corners and crevices of your upholstered furniture with a corner attachment. Pay special attention to stained areas as well. Steam clean any cushions that you have removed from the furniture, on all sides.
It is very important to allow your cushions to dry completely before placing them back on your furniture pieces. Drying time is important too. Turn on fans or open windows to increase ventilation and speed up the drying process.
If all this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you may want to explore the possibility of hiring a professional to steam clean your upholstery.