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When DIY Upholstery Cleaning May Do More Harm

When DIY Upholstery Cleaning May Do More Harm Than Good

Even if it’s recommended that people do their share of upholstery and leather maintenance, there is still a danger when they clean stains up themselves. Their methods and cleaning solutions could be harming their upholstery or leather furniture. You should always be cautious when doing your own leather and upholstery cleaning because getting it wrong may lead to permanent damage.

If you’re unsure of the cleaning product to use on your leather furniture, do not take the risk of using anything. When it causes damage, there is no way to reverse the effect. Some furniture manufacturers may give a cleaning kit when you buy from them, but avoid using them as much as possible.

When DIY Upholstery Cleaning May Do More Harm

The risks of homemade cleaning solutions  

Even if there are a lot of websites which tell you how to make your own cleaning solutions, check if your source of information is a reputable cleaner. When you do use the cleaning solutions, be very careful. Make sure to test your solution on a small and hidden area so that in case your cleaning solution affects the furniture, you will not ruin the whole thing. It is also good to ask a professional upholstery cleaning company for advice if there are stubborn stains you cannot remove. Lastly, do not use harsh chemicals to get rid of the stubborn stains.

Renting machines

If you’re considering a rental machine to use when you want to do the cleaning yourself, you may want to re-think your decision. Their results are not proven, and a lot of people have complained about using a rental machine because it is not that powerful. Some of them can’t even get rid of the moisture on the furniture’s surface which can cause watermarks and wetting. The colour of your couch may also change if you don’t know to use the machine well.

Advice from professional cleaners

Not all people are capable of paying upfront for professional cleaning even if it’s needed badly. Do not panic because you can wait a few days to call up the professionals. However, buying a cleaning solution from the stores while you’re waiting may not be a good idea. Professional cleaning companies are always willing to give you advice on what you should do if you are not yet ready to hire them. The professional cleaning companies can offer products you can buy from them to use at home and get rid of stains in the meantime.

Whatever happens, do not try to do upholstery cleaning by yourself if you don’t know how. Let the experts handle the job. No time to clean your upholstery? Don’t know how?  Or the upholstery looks so dirty it’ll probably be a tough job? Call AIM Property Solutions and your couch, sofa and other upholstered furniture will be clean, fresh and good as new.


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