Over time your couch can become old and dirty with general use and day to day accidents. It can be overwhelming when it comes to sanitizing your couch but there are several things you can do to transform your couch.
The first thing to do is to use a dry brush to loosen any first from the fabric followed by vacuuming all the dirt which is on the couch as this will ensure that you are working on a solid base rather than working around the loose dirt. Baking soda is a great way to freshen any odors and contribute to a good quality clean, sprinkle some on the whole couch using a sieve. After the baking soda has sat for around thirty minutes, then vacuum. If you have any concentrated stains such as from blood or wine it is best to use a couch cleaner as this will concentrate purely on the stain by lifting it up easier followed by using a steam cleaner to restore its original look. Whilst you are completing this whole process it is a good idea to ventilate the space by opening windows and doors as this will remove any unpleasant odors that could appear when cleaning. Even these steps alone will transform your couch to a cleaner whilst sanitizing it to be safe for the whole family.
If you are looking to complete a deeper clean then investing in a couch shampoo is a great way to getting deeper into the fabric fibres. A detailed cleaning and sanitizing is a through process which involves a few steps. You have to follow a few steps to end up cleaning and sanitizing your couch in a perfect manner. Following are the steps involved in a thorough cleaning and sanitizing of your couch:
Get a Garment Steamer
First of all, use a handheld garment steamer and use it to kill dust mites. Also, bursts from your steam iron must go over the entire couch. The idea is to allow just the steam to penetrate the fabric of your couch.
Vacuum the Entire Sofa
The second step is vacuuming your couch; the most obvious thing to do. Vacuum the back, cushions, arms and skirts of your couch. In case the cushions can be removed, remove them and vacuum every part of your couch. Also, vacuum from underneath the couch.
Use a Stain Remover
You must remove all the stains caused by pets or any other thing. Water and food particles are often stuck into the couch. Stains on the fabric are also hard to remove through vacuum. For this purpose, get a pet stain remover or an odor remover. Also, you can use some warm water with soap mixed for removing stains.
Apply the Cleaner
You can apply the cleaner on a cloth and blot the stain. Be careful while blotting the stains using a cleaner. Be gentle and go slowly while removing stains. Dab the area with a damp cloth once the stain is removed.
Clean Everything Including Headrests & Arms
There are dingy arms on the couch, clean them with a portable extraction cleaner. Ensure every part of the couch is cleaner properly. You can dispense the water and cleaner mixture together through the hose, and vacuum the dirt. For the safest cleaning, you may call professional cleaners.
Use a Sanitizing Spray
Finally, time to sanitize your couch! For this purpose, get a sanitizing spray and spray it on the entire sofa. This will kill all lingering germs and remove odor. So, your couch will be cleaned and sanitized in a perfect manner!