Every business wants to promote that friendly and professional image. But, what happens when your office couches, or sofas in the staff room become stained and splattered with tea or coffee? Well, regular cleaning and tackling those stubborn stains once they occur can help your office seating to look bright and to last that much longer. Below we share some top tips for cleaning upholstery, and when it’s time to call in a professional commercial upholstery cleaning company.
Remember to vacuum
All sofas or chairs need to be vacuumed on a regular basis. This is to prevent the build-up of dirt and accumulation of debris, such as crumbs. Regular vacuuming will also help your sofas to keep their shape. Just remember that after you have vacuumed the floor, to add that upholstery attachment to thoroughly clean down the sides of the sofa and underneath any cushions. You also need to vacuum before tackling any stains.
Read those instructions
Before applying any water or chemicals to your upholstery, it is important that you read any care instructions, both on the chosen product and on the upholstery label. If there are no care instructions, or you are simply unsure of what to use to clean that stain, then always do a spot test. This is best done on the back of the sofa, where it is less visible.
Soap and water
It’s always a good idea to start cleaning any cloth or fabric upholstery with soap and water, as this will provide a gentle clean. Once again though, always do a spot check first just in case it causes the fabric to fade. Just add a little dish soap to cool water and, using a sponge, gently dab on to the fabric. Do not rub as this can make the stain go deeper into the fabric. Once the stain has been removed, rinse in cool water, again by dabbing the fabric, and then allow it to air dry
When to call in commercial upholstery cleaners
As a final thought, it’s always good to have your office sofas and chairs professionally cleaned at least once a year. Plus, if you have a particularly stubborn stain, then they have the correct products and tools to effectively remove that stain.
Top tips for cleaning upholstery – where to find out more
We restore and maintain all types of commercial carpets and upholstery for many local businesses and public buildings, with outstanding results. We have the experience and we use all of the latest cleaning methods to ensure best possible results. Read about our commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning services here and get an estimate online.
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss the different methods of commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning we can use for you.