Common Upholstery Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Common Upholstery Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Homeowners understand that their fabric couches and other upholstered furniture need proper cleaning and upkeep to maintain their pristine appearance. But even then, they end up damaging their furniture by making some obvious mistakes.

In this blog, we have discussed these common upholstery cleaning mistakes in detail to help you avoid them and prevent harm to your beautiful fabric upholstery.

Upholstery Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

⇒ Not Reading the Care Label

Most homeowners don’t read their upholstery care labels or not read them carefully enough. It is a huge mistake as these labels contain important information for cleaning the furniture and the solution you should use for it.

Ignoring this information can lead to severe damage to your furniture fabric, from discoloration to fading. So, if you are cleaning a new upholstery, check the back for the manufacturer’s instructions. It’ll help you know the type of fabric you are dealing with and which solutions to use on it.

⇒ Using Harsh Cleaners

Another common upholstery cleaning mistake is using solutions on your sofas, chairs, and couches without checking their chemical composition. It’s dangerous because not all chemicals are good for your fabric, and Some can even lead to permanent stains and fading.

So avoid using harsh chemicals on your furniture and substitute them with homemade ingredients like vinegar and baking soda to enhance your upholstery’s appearance and prevent unwarranted damage.

⇒ Scrubbing Stains Instead of Blotting

When faced with a stain on the couch, it’s logical to think that applying more force will give better results. But that’s not the case, as doing so is counterproductive and does more harm than good.

Therefore, blot the stain with a clean microfiber cloth or paper towel and apply gentle pressure on it. Avoid scrubbing the stained area on your upholstered furniture, as that sets the stain deeper into the fabrics, leaving permanent stains.

⇒ Oversaturating with Water

Excess moisture can ruin your couch if it sits for long, leading to mold growth and water stains. These issues can ruin your furniture’s looks and spread harmful diseases.

So, use a minimum amount of water when cleaning upholstered fabrics. Slightly dampen a cloth with moisture and blot stains and spill with it. This way, you’ll clean your upholstery effectively without oversaturating the fabrics.

⇒ Avoiding Cleaning Until It’s Too Late

Homeowners sometimes neglect upholstery cleaning if their upholstered fabric looks clean at a surface level. It can be a result of regular vacuuming or just the darker color of your fabrics. But accumulated dirt and grime may not register to your eyes until you watch closely, and stains can hide until it’s too late.

Rather than guessing if it’s the right time to clean your furniture, set up a regular cleaning schedule and get your upholstered fabrics cleaned by experts at Call My Carpet Cleaner twice a year.

It will protect your upholstery from constant wear and tear and help maintain its pristine appearance.

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