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Do It Yourself Upholstery Cleaning and Why You Should Hire a Pro

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Do you want to try do it yourself upholstery cleaning? How do you clean your upholstery yourself? Is it a good idea to clean your upholstery yourself?  Well…

Get Professional Upholstery Cleaning in Los Angeles | (310) 545-8750

Get Professional Upholstery Cleaning in Los Angeles | (310) 545-8750

How Do You Clean your Upholstery Yourself?

How do you clean your upholstery yourself?  First off, be very sure about your upholstery.  Look at the care instructions that comes with your furniture.  Make sure that you use something that is safe for your particular type of upholstery, and be careful about buying store-bought brands.

It isn’t just what you use that matters where upholstery cleaning is concerned, its the method.  One big mistake that people do is they wipe.  Wiping works very well, but only on hard, non porous surfaces. For example, let’s say you spill something on your sofa.  Your first instinctive response is to wipe the stain up.  Big mistake.  If you make an attempt to wipe the stain up, you will most likely double or even triple the size of the stain.  It makes sense if you think about it.  When you wipe, you’re usually going outside of the area of the stain, which carries the stain along with the wipe.  So what do you do?  You don’t wipe, you blot.  One way is to use a gentle pH neutral cleaner such as dish-washing detergent soaked in a white towel with a bit of hot water   Then you blot the stain with the wet towel, let it stand for a few seconds and then blot it dry again.  This works for simple stains, however, you want to call a professional upholstery cleaning service in Manhattan Beach.

Is It a Good Idea to Clean Your Upholstery Yourself?

Yes and no. Some stains are easy to get out, however, other ones are going to be beyond you. And no, store bought solutions may not be your best bet. Why? Well some store bought solutions could end up making your stain worse. We’ve have more than a few clients who used a store bought upholstery cleaner on their upholstery only to end up with a nasty yellow stain. At that point you only have two choices:  buy a throw blanket or pillow to cover it, or call a professional upholstery cleaning service to clean it.

Why a professional upholstery cleaner?  Well, we have all the chemicals that are only available to professionals and we have the experience necessary to clean your upholstery.

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Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
(310) 545-8750

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