Steam cleaning can be an eco-friendly way to remove dirt and stains from your couch and other upholstered furniture. Chair, sectionals, ottomans and sofa steam cleaning is fairly simple with the right equipment and a little know-how. Our
upholstery experts have shared their best advice for how to steam clean a couch or other upholstery in your home.
Benefits of Steam Cleaning Couch Upholstery
Steam cleaning helps remove dirt and stains that can make a couch or sofa look dull, dingy and unattractive. With regular steam cleaning, you may be able to extend the life of your couch or sofa by keeping it looking new longer. Because steam cleaning simply uses water to generate steam, no harsh chemicals are needed. However, some steam cleaning machines can be used with a cleaning solution developed specifically for use in a steamer. This may be an option to consider if you need to remove odors as well as dirt and stains. But if anyone in the home suffers from fragrance allergies, using only steam may be the best option.
How to Steam Clean Couch Upholstery
Prepare to steam clean couch materials by first checking the furniture's care instructions. The S code means the fabric should only be cleaned with a solvent-based cleaner - do not steam clean. If your furniture's cleaning code is a W, steam cleaning should be fine. Always test a hidden area before cleaning a large area. Prepare the couch, sofa, loveseat and other furniture for cleaning by vacuuming first to remove any loose particulates and pet hair. Follow the directions on your steam cleaner to prep the machine. The steamer should reach at least 158 degrees Fahrenheit to sanitize and at least 212 degrees Fahrenheit to disinfect the surface of the upholstery. Steam clean sofa fabrics and couch upholstery by starting at the top of the furniture and working your way down. Move the steamer over small sections of the couch slowly, spending at least 30 to 45 seconds on each section. Allow the couch to thoroughly dry before sitting on it. For a couch or sofa that has deep, ground in dirt or stubborn stains, it's best to call in the professionals. Our ServiceMaster Clean
have the know-how to steam clean couch or sofa upholstery and help return it to its former beauty.
The ServiceMaster Clean residential team offers solutions for steam cleaning couch upholstery to remove dirt build-up and stains like the pros.