HomeZada Home Maintenance Tip: Steam Clean Upholstery

HomeZada steam clean upholstery

Your upholstered furniture takes a beating with a lot of use from your family, pets, and guests. Overtime, these fabrics absorb dirt and other particles and can start to discolor. Steam clean upholstery can make your furniture look brand new. You can tackle this home maintenance task yourself with kits you can find at your local hardware store or you can hire a carpet cleaning professional that also will steam clean upholstery. Professionals have professional cleaning tools that can remove the dirt and bacteria that gets embedded in your furniture.

How to steam clean upholstery

If you are interested in the process of steam clean upholstery and want to perform this task yourself, you rent a steam cleaning machine to steam clean upholstery. It is important that you follow the directions on the rented steam cleaner.  These instructions may include guidance on what kind of solution to use, whether it is water, or a specialized solution.

Most steam cleaners operate on the basic principle of a clean solution, an area for the dirty water and steam to collect, and the wand to actual do the work. When you use the wand, make sure to slightly overlap your strokes. Flip the cushions on all sides to get them clean and consider cleaning the back of your furniture for a complete clean. You may need to let your furniture dry due to the dampness of the pieces from the steam cleaner. Find alternative seating while your upholstered pieces dry.

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