Germs can be everywhere, and it’s essential during the current pandemic that you know how long they can last on different materials. Four days is the lifespan on wooden surfaces and five days on metals.
Your sofa is the ideal breeding ground for germs as you tend to sit in the same spot every time exposing it to pollutants from grime and dirt. Food and drinks can be spilled and if not cleaned quickly and properly can cause mold issues. Typically, the coronavirus can live on cloth for two days, so sanitising your sofa regularly is the ideal solution.
See how to disinfect a couch here…
Equipment needed to do the job
To make a simple sanitiser spray you’ll need:
- – Two cups of hot water
- – One tablespoon of washing up detergent
- – A spray bottle
- – Sponge
- – Clean cloths
Pour the cups of water into the spray bottle and add the detergent. Shake the bottle gently to mix without creating an excess of suds. Prepare the sofa for cleaning by vacuuming thoroughly and removing the cushions.
Start at one end of the couch and work in sections so that you don’t miss any areas. Spray the solution onto the upholstery and gently wipe in using the sponge or a clean cloth. Remember to wring them out at regular intervals to prevent them from getting too wet or dirty.
If the cushions have removable covers you can follow the instructions on the care label and wash them in the washing machine. Let the sofa air dry before you replace the cushions with the newly washed and dried covers.
Alternative disinfectant spray option
With two cups of rubbing alcohol mixed with one cup of water and added to the spray bottle, you’ve got an instant alcohol disinfectant spray. Hold the spray nozzle at least six inches away from the upholstery and spray evenly, then leave to dry naturally. For stains spray on the solution and wipe gently with a clean cloth.
Using white vinegar
A sanitising spray made from a cup of water and a cup of white vinegar will act as a deodoriser as well as a cleaner. Work from one end of the sofa to the other misting the sanitiser from about 12 inches away. Spray into all cracks and crevices for a thorough deep clean. White vinegar is a natural solution for eliminating bacteria as it has disinfectant properties.
Leather sofa disinfecting techniques
Items you’ll need:
- – Water
- – Bucket
- – White vinegar
- – Olive or baby oil
- – Microfibre cloth
- – Absorbent towel
- – Soft brush
Thoroughly vacuum the sofa and wipe it down with warm water to remove all surface dirt.
Combine equal parts of water and white vinegar in the bucket and immerse a microfibre cloth into the solution and wring it out to avoid the furniture getting soaked. Gently wipe down the entire surface. Follow up by wiping away any residue with a soft, dry towel.
Alternatively, you can combine two parts of white vinegar with one part of olive oil in a spray and shake well. Using a gentle, steady pattern spray generously and use a clean cloth to massage the leather in a circular motion. A soft brush can be used to gently scrub problem areas. Use a dry absorbent towel to remove any excess oil.
Tips for sanitising
* Wear disposable gloves to protect your hands whilst cleaning
* Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after completing any sanitising processes
* Keep rooms well-ventilated with windows open
* Vacuum upholstery frequently
* Coconut oil works as a natural leather cleaner and also provides nourishment after cleaning
Call in the experts
Upholstery Cleaning Enfield specialists will provide professional sofa cleaning so that you don’t have to! Each piece of furniture will be assessed and markings or stains will be treated with the selected solution. The appropriate cleaning method will then be carried out – this may be with a hot water extraction tool that deals with any sofa shape. For more delicate fibers dry cleaning options may be chosen.
These sofa cleaning services are designed to help you. Technicians are highly trained and experienced, and you’ll be covered by a satisfaction guarantee. Antiviral deep cleaning means microscopic organisms, mites, and germs will be eliminated with the safety of you and your pets always the priority.