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furniture cleaning tips from the pros here in San DiegoFurniture Cleaning Tips from the Pros

Your furniture is going to experience spills, staining, and accidents throughout its lifetime. It’s all just part of being an owner/user of couches, loveseats, ottomans, and recliners. But beyond those visible stains we create, upholstered furniture also absorbs bacteria, dirt, allergens, and germs every single day that are impossible for you to see without a microscope.

Because of all this, it’s crucial that you make sure to clean your couches and other furniture thoroughly and regularly. Professional upholstery cleaning here in San Diego the best way to eradicate bacteria and allergens, but proper maintenance in between cleanings is also essential. Here is a guide to everything you need to know about furniture and upholstery cleaning for each type of furniture.

Cleaning Fabric Based Furniture

There are a few different ways to tackle a fabric sofa, some are things that you should do regularly, and some at larger intervals or when a spill occurs:

Brush it Off

This is essentially dusting. All you have to do is take a dry brush and sweep the debris off of the couch and onto the floor where it’s easier to clean. You can also use a sheet to capture the falling debris.


A vacuum also works wonders on a fabric couch. Without having to get into water and water-based solutions, you can utilize a hand-held vacuum to clean and get into the nooks and crannies.

Wash Any of Covers

A lot of the cushions will have fabric covers that unzip to be washed in a normal washing machine. If yours has these covers, be sure to check for the specific washing instructions for that material.

Give Baking Soda a Try

Baking soda can be a powerful deodorizer that shouldn’t damage your couch. Try sprinkling some onto your couch and vacuuming weekly to eliminate any smells. You can also create a solution for a deeper clean or spot clean, with equal parts baking soda and water. Take care using baking soda on some upholstered surfaces like microfiber and leather.

As one of the top furniture cleaners in San Diego, you can trust our team here at Great American Chem-Dry to do the heavy lifting for you.

Leather Furniture Cleaning

Leather can be super tricky to clean because plenty of “solutions” actually dry out and crack leather surfaces. Couple that with normal deterioration and your expensive leather pieces can be destroyed in a hurry. That’s why it’s super important to follow these tips.

Quickly Wipe Up Spills

Don’t ever let a spill sit and set on your leather couch. Be sure to use towels or cloths that are soft and absorbent to lessen the potential for scratching the leather.

Keep it Out of Sunlight

The placement of your leather furniture is more important than you think. Things such as sunlight or being placed directly next to an air-conditioning vent can age the leather much quicker.

The only way to ensure that your leather is treated properly and protected from damage is to get it professionally cleaned. Learn more about leather cleaning and restoration in San Diego, and use our franchise locator to find a specialist team near you.

Furniture Cleaning in San Diego, CA

Whatever the nature of your furniture, Great American Chem-Dry can get your furniture drier, cleaner, and healthier® than ever before, and we do it completely naturally. Our process is non-toxic and free of harmful chemicals that are used in many other cleaning products and processes. What is more, we are able to remove 98% of allergens and 89% of airborne bacteria from upholstery, which in turn improves indoor air quality and has a subsequent benefit to your overall health.

If you need professional upholstery cleaning, give Great American Chem-Dry a call!