Your child spits up or your best friend spills her glass of red wine on your sofa. What do you do? Screaming won’t help and neither will panicking. Spots happen but they can be removed if you know a few simple upholstery cleaning tips.
Different types of spills require different remedies. It is important that you remove the spill correctly; otherwise, the spill can become a permanent stain. What you do immediately after the spill will determine the final outcome.
Clean Up a Wet Spill
If you have a wet spill from a liquid source such as soda or milk or wine, you will want to use a dry towel to blot the excess away. You will need to repeat this process several times using new dry towels each time. Also, be sure to use more and more pressure as you remove the liquid.
It is important not to rub the towels over the area. This will simply increase the size of the spill and force it deeper into the upholstery.
Clean Up a Dry Spill
If you spill something that is dry such as makeup or powder the last thing you want to do is use liquid to clean it up. Adding water or cleaning solution can turn it into a stain that you will not be able to remove. The best way to attempt to remove dry spills is to vacuum the area and then beat it with wooden dowel rod, or something similar and vacuum a second time.
Call a Professional for Upholstery Cleaning
If you are unsure how to clean up a spill or it turns into a stain, you want to consider calling a professional upholstery cleaning company. With over twenty years’ experience, our team of certified technicians here at Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care can quickly determine the best course of action to clean your upholstery.
Take a moment now to give us a call. You’ll be glad you did.