So, you consider yourself a do-it-yourself type of person. You would much rather learn how to solve a problem yourself, both enriching your skill set, achieving a sense of accomplishment and saving yourself some money in the process. Oh, I can totally respect that, and most of the time, I’m on the same page with you. However, there are certain things that should just be left to the professionals, because no matter how well-intended your exploits may be, you’re going to do damage.
One such example is upholstery cleaning. Yes, I’m serious, there’s a lot more to this than you would think, and if you damage it, is going to cost you way more to have your furniture reupholstered that it is to just let a professional clean it properly in the first place.
Thankfully, you have plenty of choices when it comes to pollster cleaning in Ajax or upholstery cleaning in Toronto. These are some of the best places in the great nation of Canada, full of an amazing amount of specialty services, and the infamous piano movers are just a well-known example of that.
But, I hear you ask, what’s so special about upholstery cleaning? I remove stains from my clothes all the time, it can’t be that different, can it? Well, I hate to bust your bubble, but it is.
Why can’t I do this myself?
Well, it’s not like removing stains from clothes. With clothing, you can put them through a rigorous process in a washing machine, and you can use considerably more abrasive treatments to remove stains. On top of this, garments are generally made of fabrics designed for this kind of wear and tear, where upholstery on furniture is pretty much not.
Thus, a much more gentle hand must be applied, specialty chemicals and specialty techniques in order to clean the upholstery of furniture, or automobiles for that matter. Though, it is worthy of note, that the upholstery and most automobiles is a very different animal from that of indoor furniture, and companies tend to specialize in one or the other, the latter actually falling under the purview of detailers.
How do I contain the stain until cleaners arrive?
If you want to reduce the impact of a stain from a recent spill, there are some major’s you can take before bringing the furniture in, or before cleaners arrive on site to deal with it. However, your first reaction may be to apply water and to try to rub whatever it is a way. Absolutely do not do this, but rather, the excess substance away gently with a dry paper towel or chamois.
Four acidic compounds like grape juice, wine, anything containing tomato or other citric acids, apply a very, very gentle amount of baking soda and dab. This is a base, and bases neutralize the nature of acids. Be very conservative both with dabbing on the upholstery and the application of baking soda. For something like animal urine, however, there’s not a lot you can do past the initial application of a dry paper towel or chamois, as there aren’t really very many gentle household products that can further neutralize the impact of these vile substances.
Thankfully, you have quite a few excellent choices when it comes to upholstery cleaning in Ajax or upholstery cleaning in Toronto, and they all definitely know what they’re doing. You shouldn’t have to wait long to have your problems that with, even during the hectic disarray that is this uncertain time.