Basically, it’s not hard to clean a curtain, mattress or sofa. All you need to do is follow the direction given by the manufacturers. However, many users forget the directions and end up making expensive mistakes. As a result, they end up suffering from huge losses. The following tips will help you avoid some common upholstery cleaning mistakes.
- Avoiding the manufacturer’s guidelines
If you have purchased furniture from a store, the sales assistant may have guided you as to how you should do the cleaning. These guidelines are given to help you find out how to take care of your furniture properly. Not following these instructions is not a good idea.
- Using wrong cleaning tools and products
In the same way, it’s not a good idea to use wrong cleaning solutions on your upholstery. Moreover, the right product should be used the right way. The use of a wrong product or tool may cause permanent damage to your expensive furniture.
Even if you know which product you should use, don’t forget to follow the directions given on the label of each product.
- Not testing the product
Not testing a product before use is not a good idea. It’s a good idea to use the product on a small area, especially if you have a harsh solution to test. For instance, you can use a product on a hidden area beneath a mattress or couch to see how it goes.
- Using wrong cleaning techniques
Don’t use wrong cleaning methods no matter what. For instance, a small alcohol or coffee stain may get into the fabric of the carpet or upholstery causing a permanent damage. It’s extremely important to follow the right technique.
- Not hiring a pro
If you think hiring a pro is an expensive choice, you need to think again. It’s better to pay a few bucks to a pro instead of damaging your expensive carpets by following wrong techniques.
So, these are a few common upholstery cleaning mistakes that you should avoid.