Your sofa will last longer with proper maintenance. In a recent survey, only 25 per cent of people cleaned their sofa once a month and 10 per cent admitted to never cleaning them. Having a regular cleaning routine will help your seat stay comfier and stain free. Check out these top tips on how to keep your sofa clean.
Protection and prevention
The best way to keep your sofa clean is to prevent it from becoming stained or dirty in the first place. The first step in ensuring this is to buy a high-quality sofa, which is heavy-duty and made from durable materials. For example, the popular Extreme Opal Sofa from Reinforced Beds comes with anti-tamper fixings and no internal webbing, making it robust and resistant to damage. If you think spillages will be a frequent occurrence, consider upholstering with faux leather for a waterproof finish.
Choose a location with no direct sunlight or heat source nearby to keep your sofa protected from fading and damage.
Spillages require immediate attention to prevent stains. Avoid the urge to dab at the spillage as this will push the liquid further into the sofa. Instead, wipe with a cloth dampened with plain water and repeat the motion with a dry cloth.
Check the manufacturer's guidance to see which stain-removal products you can use if required. Generally, it is best to avoid solvents as these can permanently damage the sofa. If you're unsure what method to use to clean your sofa, get in touch with the manufacturer or a professional cleaning company for direction.
Use a vacuum
It's best if you vacuum your sofa once a week to prevent dirt and dust from building up. This cleaning method helps prevent the colour from fading and the fabric from wearing thin. Use a slim nozzle or soft bristle brush attachment to ensure the quality of the upholstery isn't damaged. Take all the cushions off the sofa while cleaning so that you can get into the nooks and crannies. This activity provides the perfect opportunity to turn the sofa cushions where possible, so they get even wear.
If despite your best efforts, your sofa is still looking tattered and grey around the edges, it might be time to invest in a new one. At Reinforced Beds, we offer a range of durable seating options, customisable to your style and space. Get in touch with our expert team today.