Couches are a favorite spot for people to hang out in. It’s where we go to watch TV, play video games with friends and enjoy some quiet time alone.
But what happens when the couch starts looking dirty? And not just a little bit but really gross? Well, one of the first steps is disinfecting it!
Whether you’re disinfecting your office or disinfecting your home, expert advice by a disinfection specialist from Kuala Lumpur will have you cleaning up quickly and easily in no time.
Read on below to know more about the proper ways to cleaning and disinfecting a couch!
Be Sure to Check Your Couch Material Before Disinfecting
Is your couch made of polyester? Cotton? Wool? It is important to know what kind of fabric you’re dealing with since different materials require different methods of disinfection.
Polyester couches are best cleaned with dry shampoo, while wool sofas should be vacuumed and gently rubbed clean with soap. Cotton can be spot-cleaned using water or an ammonia-based solution.
Remember that checking the material before disinfecting will save you time and effort!
Use the Right Disinfectant For Your Couch
There are a lot of disinfectants available in the market that you can use to clean your couches, but it’s essential that you know which works best for your couch.
For example, if the couch is made of fabric or upholstery materials, then you will need an alcohol-based disinfectant.
If the couch has leather covering it, then try using a chamois with water and soap to clean it first before applying a dry cloth soaked in alcohol on top.
It’s also important that you use the right type of cleaning detergent for your sofa depending on its material as well since this can affect how effective your treatment would be.
For instance, if you have woolen couches, then avoid products containing chlorine bleach because they might result in discoloration or damage after some time.
Since there are many types of sofas available today, we recommend reading specific instructions from their manufacturers about how to clean them.
Ensure You Disinfect All Areas of The Couch
Disinfecting the couch is different from spot cleaning. When you’re disinfecting, you have to make sure that you were able to clean all areas of the couch to ensure that it is safe to use.
It’s also important that you ensure your disinfectant works on all surfaces of the couch, not just the fabric or leather covers.
For example, if there are any metal parts in your couch, then make sure you use a cleanser with a high concentration of alcohol to completely clean these areas as well.
If there are cushions made of foam inside the sofa frame, then soak them up properly before cleaning it and remove any excess water before leaving it to dry out naturally overnight for best results.
This will keep any moisture away from other materials like wood, which might result in mold growth over time because they love wet environments!
Clean and Disinfect Under the Cushion
Speaking of all areas of the couch make sure that through the process you were able to clean and disinfect under the cushion. This is where a lot of allergens and bacteria will accumulate.
To do this, you can use a vacuum cleaner to suck up these particles without having to go under the couch, unless you have one that has removable cushions or wedges for easier cleaning.
If not, then take out the cushion on either side first before going in from behind with your vacuum cleaner.
Once you’re done, wipe down all surfaces of the foam using alcohol swabs as well because this is where dust mites are likely to gather!
Don’t Forget to Disinfect the Cushion
The cushion is the most crucial part of a couch, it’s the biggest part, hence it’s more likely to have the most germs and dirt.
Cushions can get dusty when left unattended, so to disinfect them, use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment nozzle to suck up any particles or dirt that may be on the cushion, then use soap and water to rinse the cushion with.
It is also recommended that you use a water-based disinfectant on it because some of these stains can be difficult to remove with just soap and water.
When you’re done vacuuming the cushion, you can wipe some disinfectant onto it, let it dry, and then use a vacuum cleaner again to remove any leftover dust or dirt.
In this article, we’ve discussed how to clean and disinfect a couch.
Now that you know what kind of tools are needed for the job and have some helpful tips on cleaning techniques, it should be easier than ever before to keep your furniture looking new!
We hope these guidelines will help make your next task go smoothly.
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Jamie Wong has years of experience in the field of disinfection services. As a result, he is able to provide her clients with excellent service and advice on disinfection and sanitizing.