It is a given fact that most couches will take a lot of abuse, especially if you have pets and children.  To keep on top of the normal wear and tear you should make sure that if it is possible you are cleaning up stains as soon as they happen and vacuuming it at least once a week.  By doing these two things you can help to extend the life of your couch.

If you are using upholstery cleaning products on your couch you need to use caution to make sure that they are not harmful to children and pets, that they do not release harmful chemicals in the air, and they do not discolor your couch so read the ingredients and any warnings on the upholstery cleaners carefully.

When you vacuum your couch make sure that you vacuum the arms, back, and seat cushions along with getting down into the crevices of the couch under the cushions.  To do this you would need a vacuum cleaner with upholstery attachments or a small hand-held vacuum cleaner along with an upholstery brush.

If your couch has stubborn stains that you cannot remove you may have to call in professional upholstery cleaning Toronto to get them out.  As mentioned to keep the stains from becoming a big problem you should blot the stain with a dry cloth and if necessary treat it with a damp cloth and mild soap before you use an upholstery stain remover.  You should test a small inconspicuous area on your couch before you use a stain remover to make sure that the upholstery is not going to bleach or bleed out.

With vinyl or leather upholstery you need to be careful what you use to clean those types of couches.  You can buy cleaning kits specifically designed for these types of materials.  To keep your leather and vinyl upholstered couch supple and soft you should routinely condition it.  This will also help to avoid your couch from cracking because of dryness.  Most of the time you can just wipe them clean with a damp cloth.  If you are afraid of ruining your vinyl or leather couch by cleaning them yourself you can hire professional upholstery cleaning Toronto to do the job.

With pets it can be difficult at times to keep your upholstered couch clean due to the pet hair that seems to embed itself within the fibers.  When this happens the pet hair can be hard to vacuum out.  To help with this problem you can find many products such as pet hair sponges or lint rollers that will wipe the pet hairs out.  If your pet has an accident on your couch there are products that will help to get the pet stain and odor out of the couch.

Before cleaning your couch make sure you check the manufactures instructions to see if there are specific directions for cleaning so you do not ruin your couch’s upholstery.  With regular vacuuming and cleaning spots as soon as they happen can make your couch last a long time.

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