The Woes of Upholstered Furniture
Practically every home has at least one piece of furniture that is covered in upholstery. If you love comfortable furniture, then it is quite likely you have a whole house full of it. Upholstered furniture looks good and if comfortable. Moreover, everyone loves it except perhaps your Dubai maids, who have to clean it and keep it fresh. That, we know, is not an easy job, even for expert cleaners.
Since, upholstered furniture is so comfortable, everyone from you, the kids to the pets love to lounge around on it. This means that it is subjected to food spills, crumbs, dirty hands and feet, pet hair and paw prints, the list is practically unending. This means that if you are not diligent about cleaning the furniture, you can end up with a very dirty and unhygienic sofa that smells.
Get Dubai Maids to Clean Upholstered Furniture
Cleaning a sofa or a chair that is upholstered is not always easy. A lot depends upon the material that it is covered with. Especially when it comes to stain removal, you have to be extremely careful of what you use. Most synthetic materials and leather or faux leather are easier to clean but can be damaged if the wrong cleaning product is used. Cotton is probably the easiest of the fabrics to clean. It doesn’t hold on to the stains like some of the other synthetic materials and can be cleaned with simple soap and water.
For daily cleaning, you can either use a vacuum cleaner or and upholstery brush to clean the furniture. Daily cleaning will not require much except removing animal hair and food crumbs off the fabric and making sure that there are no stains that have to be removed. If you are using the brush every day, it would be wise to ask your Dubai maids to use the vacuum cleaner at least once a week to thoroughly clean the furniture. This should include getting into crevasses and between cushions as well as the tufting if any. If the fabric has a nap or is a plush fabric like velour or velvet, then vacuum in the direction of the nap to enable the vacuum to completely pull out the dirt from between the nap.
Dealing with Spills
The best way to deal with spills is to treat it immediately. This prevents the stain to set in. Use an absorbent cotton cloth to lift up as much of the spill as possible. Do not rub it in as it will set into the fabric and cause a permanent stain. If the stain has set in, then, depending upon the fabric you have, you will have to use a solvent or water to loosen the stain and then lift it up to lighten it as much as possible. Go over it a second time, if it hasn’t gone after the second time, leave it alone and call a professional. Do not continue any further, you might damage the fabric.
Once a year, it is good to have a thorough and deep clean of all upholstery in the house. This includes deodorizing and sanitizing it. You might need to call in professional Dubai maids for the deep cleaning as they have the equipment as well as the knowledge to deal with upholstery.