Essential Sofa Care Tips

Every home needs a sofa because it's where you unwind, mingle with loved ones, or even work in the comfort of your living room. If you properly care for this important piece of furniture, it will bring you comfort and pleasure for many years. A new sofa typically lasts 7 to 15 years, however do you like to eat while watching television? Do you also have a pet or kids? If the answer is yes, I’m sure you know how quickly they can make your nice new sofa start to look grubby. Therefore, a frequent sofa cleaning service in South Bucks and Berkshire may be the most beneficial way to prolong your sofas life. With the quality cleaning tools and professionally trained staff, Rinse Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning provide sofa cleaning services in the South Bucks and Berkshire. Your sofa will be in good hands and will look and feel fantastic! Here are some important cleaning tips for your sofa.

Regular Vacuuming

To remove any debris that has accumulated on your sofa, use the attachments that came with your vacuum cleaner. The small head, brush, and crevice tools are ideal for getting into tight, concealed spaces and can remove accumulated dirt and grime.

Avoid using the main head as this will damage your beautiful sofa and spread extra dirt.

Performing this once a week is a wonderful approach to ensure that you are removing as much dirt from your sofa as possible.

You may want to vacuum more frequently if you have pets that shed a lot of hair so that it doesn't build up.

Cushion Plumping

Once you are done using your sofa for the day, plumping up the cushions and moulding them back into shape is an excellent ritual to establish. If cushions aren't cared for, they can easily lose their shape and become less squishy and comfortable. This also applies to your seat cushions.

This will keep cushions looking nice and comfortable for as long as possible.

 Sun Protection

You must choose a location for your new sofa that is convenient for both you and your family to unwind, but keep in mind that sunlight can permanently damage materials, so try to protect it from the sun's rays. It is advised to avoid using your sofa if it is made of leather or faux leather. Because the heat can cause the leather to crack, maintain a safe distance from any heaters or radiators. 

Protecting the fabric

Consider incorporating sofa protection covers if you want your sofa to last as long as possible. It will improve not just your sofa, but also cushions, blankets, and throws, lasting longer. 

For a little convenience, you can get covers that are specifically tailored to fit your sofa. There is fabric protection that you can employ that will also shield the fabric from any colour bleed stains on any clothing you may be wearing as well as more generally.


Removal of Pet Hair

Every once in a while, we all like watching our cute dogs or cats curl up on the couch or perhaps they spend most of their time on the sofa while you work or watch your favourite show.  Pets are wonderful to have about the house, but their hair is messy!  

To prevent damage to your sofa, use throws as protection and wash them frequently to remove the fur build up on them. Using a lint roller can be the best option because some irritating hairs may manage to get past the throw protection.


Stain removal

Sadly, stains do occasionally occur. Whether you're sipping on a cup of coffee, your kids decide to colour, or you feel like having a glass of wine on the sofa, all it takes is a drop of liquid to contact the fabric for it to become stained. The greatest method to prevent long-term harm is to take quick action! Before it can absorb deeper into the cloth, dab up as much as you can with kitchen paper. Carefully working from the outside of the stain inward after rinsing with warm water. If you may be able to wash them with stain remover if they have loose coverings but be sure to check the label.

If you require any assistance with cleaning your sofa, or removing any stubborn stains then get in touch with us today. Our highly trained team are more than happy to help you with your upholstery and carpet cleaning needs.