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4 Eco-friendly DIY Upholstery Cleaning Methods

Many people prefer eco-friendly methods of cleaning without using harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients.  You have plenty of choices: steam cleaning, dry cleaning, hot water extraction and other DIY methods, but you have to choose the best one based on materials, conditions and requirements. Whether you are facing issues with stains or mould growth, these three eco-friendly solutions will solve all your problems. These are safe for your kids and pets. We also encourage the use of green products to take care of our environment.

Baking Soda 

Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is one of the best eco-friendly ingredients for furniture cleaning needs. It is effective against stains, foul smells, and germ growth. You can use it in different ways.

In case of a bad odour, you have to sprinkle baking soda on the affected area. Now let the powder stay for a few hours, and after that, notice the changes. It is a time-tested solution, so in most cases, it will resolve your issues. Otherwise, you should consult with the Upholstery cleaning Adelaide professionals. If you are satisfied, please use a vacuum cleaner to remove loose powder dust from the area before using the furniture.

It is also very effective against stains and mould growth. For this, you need to prepare a paste with baking soda and water. You can also add white vinegar if you want. Now prepare a paste with two tablespoons of baking soda and water. Use a microfiber cloth or white paper towel to apply it to the affected areas. Let it stay for two hours, and you will see the stains disappear from the surface.

If you are not satisfied with the first application, then try it a few times before consulting with upholstery cleaning Adelaide service provider for advanced cleaning services. Whether you are a commercial or residential property owner, baking soda is the most affordable green solution for your furniture.

Vinegar as a Stain Removal  

The second most popular and time-tested green remedy is white vinegar. It is very similar in nature to baking soda. You have to prepare a paste with two tablespoons of white vinegar and water. If you want, you can also add two tablespoons of baking soda and prepare a paste for cleaning.

Many online resources advise you to apply it directly, but we do not recommend it because we have seen many homeowners over-saturate the area with water leading to mould growth and dampness. We encourage you to use a microfiber cloth to rub the area gently with the paste. After that, if you are satisfied with the result, please vacuum the area before using the furniture.

Lemon Juice  

Many people do not know that lemon juice is suitable for fabric cleaning because it has antibacterial and antiseptic properties to remove bad odours and stains. You can use it with or without water. Moreover, you can also add it with the previous two pastes to remove stubborn stains. The acidic content of the lemon juice helps to remove stains such as red wine, ketchup, bloodstain, oil and grease stains. You have to apply it a few times to get the desired result.

Steam Cleaning

You can buy a DIY steam cleaning machine to deep clean the furniture from the comfort of your home. Though it has some limitations, you have to get proper training and practice before using it on leather furniture. An experienced upholstery cleaner in Adelaide uses advanced equipment and eco-friendly chemicals, but you should not use it in a regular machine. While conducting this method, please remember the following things:

  • Please do not hold the nozzle in a particular area; it may discolour the item.
  • Check whether the water reservoir is leaking or not.
  • Set appropriate temperatures for different types of materials
  • Do not oversaturate the area with water.

Please note that steam cleaning and hot water extraction are different processes. In steam cleaning, a couch cleaner in Adelaide uses hot water vapour and does not use any liquid. That is why if you want an eco-friendly solution that does not use chemicals and other ingredients, you can use a steam cleaning method.

After doing all of this, if you find issues, you should consult with us. We provide the best upholstery cleaning service in Adelaide. Experts at Cozy Couch Cleaning Adelaide are ready to serve you 24/7 and offer same day services even on weekends and public holidays. Our experts will reach your location at the scheduled time and provide the best solution. If you have any queries, please feel free to call us directly before booking an appointment online.