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Sofa Cleaning Dublin – Eco Sofa Cleaning Solutions

Sofa Cleaning Dublin – Eco Sofa Cleaning Solutions

Sofa Cleaning Dublin – Eco Sofa Cleaning Solutions

Mistakes made during DIY sofa cleaning are costly. Take using the wrong products for instance. Sofas come with different materials, and applying the wrong agent can result in irreversible damage. The quality of the fibres, dyes and finishes need to be factored in when selecting the chemicals to use. Just because a certain solution was effective in removing a wine stain from the floor does not make it automatically suitable for removing the same wine stain from your fabric or leather sofa. The material may end up getting discoloured, or even corroded.  You don’t want your furniture weakening and reducing its life. Then there is the cleaning technique used. A simple aspect like scrubbing will work for certain fabrics, and cause matting in others. There are materials where using a mixture of heated water and cleaning solution will be effective in flushing out the grime buried in the fibres, while in others the material will end up shrinking. Without the requisite skills to handle the task, your goal to remove the dirt and stains on the surface can end up being overrun, and you find yourself being forced to budget for repairs to be made. What of the amount of time and energy you spend on the task? The equipment rented from stores does not pack the same capacity as that which is used by the professional cleaning companies. In order to make them lighter, portable and easily manoeuvrable, they sacrifice on the power of the machinery. There are even those which are poorly maintained, the effects of which will be realised when you start the cleaning process. You don’t need to endure this. Call up our sofa cleaning specialists to take care of your needs.

The dirt building up on the sofa is also a threat to your health. First, there’s the bacteria. Strep, listeria all through to MRSA- your sofa can horde them all. Pathogens like the Norovirus can live in the soft fabric for over a month, and still retain their potency. Even E. coli can be covering your furnishings, especially where there are food particles involved. Some of the strains of the bacteria are harmless, others will cause severe issues once they get into the body. Kids, who like picking up the pieces of food on the seat and tossing them into the mouth, are at a higher risk. Do you have a dog? Chances are there are proteobacteria strewn all over, especially if your furry friend loves the outdoors, and has picked out a resting place on the sofa, where these germs get embedded in the material. Even the remote controller that occasionally get stuffed between the cushions leaves some bacteria on it. With everyone in the house handling it at some point or another, plus the fact that it is coughed and sneezed on, and dropped onto the floor, the remote clocks one of the highest germ concentrations in the household. When the sofa is exposed to moisture, or for the homes and commercial establishments that are in areas with high levels of humidity, then the chances that the sofa may end up developing mould growth are also high. Whenever it rains or snows, more moisture gets trapped indoors, seeping deep into soft furnishings. Cold is particularly a problem because of the spores produced, which are allergens, and the mycotoxins which can cause adverse effects to body organs once they get into the system. Thorough sofa cleaning is key to prevent things from spiralling out of control, and to maintain a sanitary indoor environment.

Solutions Specialised For Your Sofa

Sofa fabrics are different. Take wool for instance. It’s a natural fabric that has made a name for itself due to its warm and cosy feel. It’s usually blended with synthetic fibres to increase its durability.  It’s also used with when making throw pillows. The synthetic acetate, on the other hand, has been designed to resemble the look and texture of silk. Its luxurious lustre and sheen also makes it suitable for use as window coverings and drapes. Velvet has both natural and synthetic options. Soft to the touch, and coming in rich colour schemes, velvet upholstery is used anywhere from libraries to master bedrooms. Linen itself is a plant-based fabric, but can be mixed with synthetic fibres to enhance e durability. While it’s a more affordable upholstery option, it does tend to easily wrinkle and soil. As such, it is typically used in formal sitting rooms and to upholstered dining room chairs. Chenille is ultra-soft. However, the material easily traps dust and pet dander. Cotton, labelled the “fabric of our lives”, is one of the most used, and comes in different grades to suit varying consumer needs. It’s usually blended with other materials, to enhance their attributes. Our crew know how to handle all these fabrics and more, that way you can rest assured that your sofa is in safe hands.  

Leather demands a lot of care. That dreamy look, the soft and supple nature of the material, the comfort it gives you when you sit back and relax on it- it can only be enjoyed with proper care. Expose it to heat then it will dry fast and start cracking. This is not just about accidentally leaving a heating rod on it. Simply placing the sofa close to the fireplace or in direct sunlight for extended periods can result in damage. This is because the leather gains and loses both heat and moisture based on the prevailing temperature and relative humidity. Cleaning detergents with oils, silicones, saddle soaps and waxes can also do damage the set. In fact, the normal water that is used for cleaning every other surface may end up leaving water stains on your favourite leather sofa. Leaving heavily dyed items on the seat also causes the dye to be absorbed by the leather, resulting in unsightly stains. Leaving your leather sofa in the hands of professionals will ensure that a thorough, and safe, cleaning is carried out. Aniline, semi-aniline, nubuck and pigmented sofas- they all have their optimal treatment methods. It’s not just about getting rid of the dirt and stains. Like the skin, it needs to be conditioned after the cleaning. It would be like taking a bath and stepping out without applying some lotion or skin care product. For the leather sofas, conditioning is carried out, which nourishes the material, replacing the oils that were lost. This maintains that soft feeling, and keeps the leather supple, allowing you to enjoy your set for longer.

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