Cleaning Your Sofa.
You’ve just purchased that gorgeous new sofa you’ve been after so there’s no doubt you’ll want to take good care of it.
Regular cleaning is essential to prolong the life of your beloved sofa, so here are a few tips on how to keep your sofa looking pristine.
Dirt and dust are your sofa’s worst enemies. They can cause a fabric sofa to wear and the colour to dull while with a leather sofa, the dirt and dust can become ingrained over time.
A regular once over with the vacuum cleaner will keep your sofa looking fresher for longer. Try to remove as much dirt and dust as possible, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies. Be sure to use the correct attachments to avoid damaging the material – a soft brush attachment is ideal. With a leather sofa as well as vacuuming, a wipe over with a damp cloth will remove any surface dirt.
Before you undertake any further cleaning always be sure to check any documents you received with your sofa. Most furniture retailers provide you with a guide detailing the best way to care for your sofa, letting you know what to do and what not to do to avoid damaging the material. There is often the option of purchasing a care kit along with your sofa which will provide the best materials for cleaning. It is always advised that you buy this as they are recommended by the manufacturers.
In the event of spillages, time is key. Use a clean cloth or kitchen roll to soak up any excess fluid, DO NOT rub and take care not to spread the spillage. Treat with water only and try to avoid using any cleaning fluids without referring to your care guide first. If in doubt, seek help from a furniture cleaning specialist.