Chelsea Cleaning offers professional couch cleaning in the Cape. Even with normal use, couches can take a beating over time. Add children and pets to the mix and your couch is sure to need some TLC before long.
Regular deep cleaning will keep your couch looking good for longer, and may increase its lifespan.
Professional cleaning of couches in the Cape
Chelsea Cleaning has been offering professional cleaning of couches in the Cape for decades.
We offer cleaning services in the Cape region including the City Bowl, Northern and Southern Suburbs, Southern Peninsula, Cape Flats, West Coast, the Winelands, Helderberg and the Atlantic Seaboard.
We also offer professional deep cleaning of mattresses, curtains, carpets, rugs and Roman blinds.
Our process for couch cleaning
Our process has been perfected over many years to give the best results without causing any damage to your couch.
Step 1: Vacuuming
First, we give your couch a thorough vacuuming using an industrial vacuum cleaner. This removes any loose dirt such as sand, animal hair or pollen.
Step 2: Stain removal
Next, we tackle heavily soiled areas to remove any dirty marks or stains. This is done by spot cleaning the areas by hand with a stain removal formula.
Step 3: Steam cleaning
The third step is to steam clean the entire couch using an emulsion cleaner. This step is done with a professional steam-cleaning machine, to penetrate through the upholstery and remove any deeply ingrained dirt.
Step 4: Last vacuum and air-dry
Finally, we give your couch another vacuum to ensure all the loose dirt or dust is picked up and the couch is allowed to air-dry. If necessary, we can also apply a blockout fabric protector to help prevent future stains or soiling.
If your couch has loose covers, we can collect these from your home and dry-clean or wash them at our factory. We will return them to your home once they are clean and dry.
How to clean a fabric sofa or couch at home
In between deep cleans, you can keep your couch looking its best by following these couch cleaning tips.
Read the tag
If your couch has a care instructions tag or came with a booklet, familiarise yourself with the dos and don’ts of cleaning it.
Some couches and upholstery will use the following symbols to tell you how to clean them:
- W – Use a water-based cleaner on this fabric
- S – Use a solvent-based cleaner (dry clean only)
- W/S – Can use water-based or solvent-based cleaners
- X– Do not use water or solvent-based cleaners, vacuum or brush clean only
Remove dust, pet hair and crumbs by giving your couch a regular vacuuming (minimum once a month). Don’t forget to lift the cushions and vacuum underneath them.
If your couch is getting a bit smelly, you can lightly sprinkle baking soda over the upholstery. Let it sit for 10 – 20 minutes before vacuuming it up.
Clean spills right away
If something is spilled, it’s best to tackle it right away. Remove any excess food or drink with paper towel or a clean, dry cloth (blot rather than rub).
Check the care tag to make sure it’s okay and then wash the area with a light-coloured cloth or sponge and a mild dishwashing liquid solution.
Don’t let too much water soak in, or you could end up wetting the underlying sponge too much. Blot again with paper towel to remove excess moisture and allow to air-dry.
Swop your couch cushions
To prevent one area of the couch from taking the brunt of the wear and tear, swop your couch cushions around. If possible, flip them over as well.
How often to clean a couch
Couches are one of the most frequently used furniture items in the home so they can accumulate dirt and stains rather quickly.
Typically, a couch should be deep cleaned about once a year to keep it looking good and smelling fresh.
If you have children or pets that are allowed on the couch, you might need to increase this schedule to every 6 to 8 months.