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How to clean upholstery with a steam cleaner

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The steam cleaners are useful for many reasons, such as for cleaning the delicate materials. The upholstery in your home is a type of upholstery that needs a good cleaning. 

The steam cleaners will enable you to clean the tough stains, grease, and dirt. It also helps to disinfect allergens and Bacteria that are harmful. Here are some of the ways you can use steam cleaners to clean upholstery.

Process of pre-cleaning

       Vacuuming the upholstery

The first step you need to take to clean the upholstery is to clean the dirt and allergens in it. This can be done through the process of vacuuming. If the furniture has any pillows, you have to remove it and then deep clean.

       Treat the stains before itself

If there are any stains noticeable in the upholstery, then spray it with a spot cleaner. You have to let the cleaner set well so it can break the stain. Leave it for three to five minutes.

       Preconditioning the fabric

You have to take off all the dirt, dust, and grit from the fabric. These types of products are called as the soil emulsifiers, which will aid in losing the elements. You have to spray this ingredient on the upholstery. You can then spray shampoo also.

       Pick the right cleaner

There are many types of steam cleaners in the market. The best ones for it are upholstery steam cleaners, handheld steam cleaners, and fabric steam cleaners. Pick which of it will be suitable for the surface you have in your home.

       Prepare the steam machine

The first step to use the machine is to add water and cleaner. This process may differ in many models, so read the manual before doing it. Choosing the correct attachment for the upholstery is necessary. Avoid pouring too much soap is for proper cleaning of the upholstery.

       Cleaning with cushions

Plug the machine and turn it on. Start the steaming process by spraying the steam on cushions. When the fabric is steamed, it will be wet. Now, damp the place with the machine as it will suck the excess water and moisture from the upholstery. Repeat this process on all the pillows. Go on with one by one pillow; otherwise, water will be absorbed in the pillow for a long time that makes the cleaning process difficult.

       Steam clean the remaining places

The next step is to clean the upholstery in the remaining furniture. Steam a small portion of the furniture at a time and immediately suck the excess water in that area with the machine. Avoid adding steam to a large area. This will absorb more water in that area and it will become hard to eliminate the excess water. Now repeat the streaming process in every part of the furniture. If the stain is not removed, then try repeating the steaming process.

       Let it dry

Once all the furniture is steamed, it takes time to dry it. You can speed up the drying by turning on a fan or by using a blow dryer.

Follow the above instructions to clean upholstery with a steam cleaner effectively.