In homes, odors build up naturally as there are many collecting sources. More often than not, homeowners do not even notice the smell until they have left for most of the day and come home to the assault on the nasal passages. When the odors are obvious to the homeowner, they are bad. In order to eliminate the odors, you have to remove them at the source, otherwise you are simply covering them temporarily like with plug-ins or aerosol spray. Looking at the sofa, it is the prime host of odors with the extended time spent reading, watching tv, visiting, and sleeping. Beverage and food spills, pet accidents, sweat, and other circumstances only continue to build up the odors. Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to take the opportunity to suggest how to eliminate these odors and get your home one step close to smelling fresh.
Professional Sofa Cleaning
It is important to know that ultimately removing odors more efficiently and control the accumulation is done by professional sofa cleaning. Professionals have the expertise to attack the offending odors in addition to using high-end products and equipment. At the recommendation of manufacturers, upholstery should be professionally cleaned once or twice a year, or more so if needed, to control odors, condition, and overall health.
How to Get Body Odors, Pet Smells & Other Scents from Sofas
For those who want to try and remove the odors, or simply want to maintain the odor control in between professional cleanings, keep in mind that protein-based spots and odors require enzymes to remove them, so invest in a high-quality enzyme upholstery cleaner. Be sure to perform a patch test in an inconspicuous spot and follow the directions on the label.
1) Vacuum First. Before applying any cleaners, the sofa needs to be well-vacuumed. Use the hose and attachments to thoroughly remove the surface dirt and debris, making sure to get into the divots, crevices, and under the cushions.
2) Use the Enzyme Cleaner. Protein-based odors and stains, as we mentioned earlier, require enzyme cleaner to effectively remove the odors and stains. Tackle the potent areas or obvious stains with the enzyme upholstery cleaner by following the directions.
3) Lifting Odors. For any other odors, in a bucket or bowl add 4 table spoons of baking soda slowly to a mixture of 2 cups distilled white vinegar and 2 cups lukewarm water, ensure it is fully dissolved. Pour the solution in a spray bottle to easily administer to the localized area or use a damp treated cloth of the solution to sponge it onto the surface and for 5-10 minutes, let it sit. Afterwards, use a dry, clean cloth to blot the moisture away.
4) Baking Soda Finish. Either over night or for several hours let a sprinkling of baking soda set on the treated area. This will absorb the lingering moisture and clear away any left odors. After it is fully dry, use the vacuum’s hose again to clear the baking soda off the surface.
Sofa Cleaning, Odor Removal & More in San Diego, Solana Beach, La Mesa, Mission Valley, La Jolla, Del Mar, Poway, Encinitas, Chula Vista California
Cleaning your sofa, especially when your goal is to eliminate odors can be a difficult task. With the professionals of Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning, we can make the process easier, more efficient, and effective. Call us today to get your sofa fresh and clean.