As winter approaches DeKalb, IL, you and your family will probably spend more time indoors. Colder temperatures and longer nights mean closing up the windows, pulling out the blankets, and finding indoor entertainment after dark. Perhaps your family enjoys baking together, or you and your partner enjoy a glass of red wine by the fire.
Regardless, more time indoors means more time to make a mess! Here are a few upholstery cleaning tips to keep your furniture looking fresh and new all autumn and winter long:
- Make Upholstery Cleaner: Make multi-purpose upholstery cleaner to use all over your home. Mix together alcohol and vinegar to create a cleaning base, and then add essential oils for a nice scent. Pour the cleaner into a spray bottle and apply directly to carpets, upholstered surfaces, or curtains. Make sure to test it out in a small, unnoticeable corner first, just in case it doesn’t work with the fabric.
- Remove Grease: Sprinkle baby powder or talcum powder onto the grease stain and allow it to absorb for a few hours. Use grease-cutting dish soap next, and gently rub on the stain. Let sit for a few minutes, blot with water, and then vacuum. This should get the grease out in no time.
- Combat Odors: If there’s a strange stench coming from your upholstered couch or chairs, sprinkle a little baking powder across the offending surface. Thoroughly vacuum the treated area after about twenty minutes and then enjoy the fresh scent of your furniture. Almost as good as new!
Prepare your upholstery and your home for the colder months in DeKalb, IL. These handy tricks should help out all season long and, if there’s a more serious stain to fight, make sure to call in the professionals.
At ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning by Skip, our upholstery cleaning professionals understand how to get your upholstery looking spotless. Give us a call today at (815) 754-5500 to schedule your upholstery cleaning!