As a premier Tampa upholstery cleaning company, Superior Carpet Restorations knows stain resolution! There is nothing worse than spilling, dropping something on, or otherwise staining your new plush sofa – the one you spent an eternity saving for – which is why today we want to share a few tips with you to help you to tackle those spills the moment that they happen.
Tampa Upholstery Cleaning Tips For Tackling Upholstery Spills and Stains
For the average family, investing in new living room furniture is a costly and significant purchase. So when someone winds up staining that investment with a spilled cup of coffee, a leaking pen, dirty garage overalls…it can be frustrating, to say the least. Fortunately, professional Tampa upholstery cleaning companies like Superior Carpet Restorations can eliminate those stains for you. In the meantime, however, there are some things that you can do to lessen the amount of staining to the fabric.
First, Consult Your Furniture
No, we’re not kidding. Turn over your couch cushions and look at the label. Here you will see a “cleaning code” which will help you to know what stain removal approach you should take. If you see a “W” you should only use water or wet cleaning to remove the stain. “S” means that you should use dry solvent cleaning. “SW” means that you can use either cleaning option. Lastly, “X” means that you should pass on trying to treat the stain yourself and go straight to the professionals!
Focus on Lessening the Stain As Much As Possible
The chances are that you’re not going to be able to completely remove a stain with the tools you have on hand, but you can lessen its severity so that when the professionals show up, it’s going to be much easier to completely remove.
Blot the Stain
If the spill was liquid and a lot of liquid has ended up on your upholstery, use a clean dry towel or cloth to soak up as much of the spill as possible. Doing this right away will help to prevent the liquid spill from soaking deep into the cushion making it harder to remove.
Baking Soda Can Be a Lifesaver
If the stain on your upholstery was caused by something oily, it’s crucial to act quickly to prevent as much oil as possible from infiltrating your fabric. Take a box of baking soda and sprinkle it generously over the stain then let it sit for 10 to 30 minutes. This will soak up most of the oil in the spill so that you can tackle the underlying stain.
Call a Pro
A professional upholstery company can help you with the thorough removal of most upholstery stains and will be more than happy to give you a few tips for managing the stain until they can get a technician out to help you with complete removal.
Need Tampa Upholstery Cleaning Services to Tackle That Stubborn Stain?
If your oops moment has turned into a stubborn stain on your upholstery, it’s time to call in a professional to eliminate its every trace. If you live in Tampa or the surrounding areas, Superior Carpet Restorations can help. Just pick up the phone and give us a call today at 727-286-7248 and we’ll have our technicians out to you in no time at all!