A white sofa is, perhaps, the simple touch of elegance your living room needs. These classy pieces of furniture can brighten a room and tie it all together. But, as anyone who has owned a white sofa or chair can tell you, they are a nightmare to keep clean. As such, many people go for darker colors instead to hide stains.

But any piece of upholstered furniture can get dirty. Even if stains are not evident, your sofa will collect lots of hair, dust, dead skin and other particles. If left alone, these contaminants can severely shorten the life of your sofa. Here are a few tips on how to keep your sofa clean to ensure you and your family can enjoy it for many years to come.

Take Simple Precautions

There are a few things that are almost guaranteed to leave a stain on your beautiful sofa any time they come in contact with it. If you have a pet, you can bet they will somehow damage the upholstery. Keep animals off the couch, no matter how docile they are. Even your pet iguana could leave a stain. If you have a cat, make sure it has plenty of surfaces it can safely scratch to further protect your sofa.

Another big no-no is food. Whether it’s you, your spouse, your children or your in-laws, eating on the sofa is bound to lead to a stain. If you are having a party, set out tables and other areas at which guests can sit to eat. Otherwise, keep food in the kitchen and dining room, or other designated eating areas. Following these two rules is one of the easiest ways to keep your sofa clean.

Clean Regularly

As we mentioned earlier, dust and other particles naturally make their way into upholstery. Even if you are vigilant about who can and cannot be on the couch to prevent stains, that dust will soon make your furniture look a bit dingy. In addition, letting the dust sit will slowly but surely weaken the threads that hold the material together.

Your vacuum cleaner is your best friend in this scenario. There is a special upholstery attachment to use that will get all that dust and other particulates out of the fabric. This attachment is generally oval-shaped and has lots of soft bristles to ensure it does not damage the upholstery while lifting out dirt and debris. Plus, when you vacuum out the couch, you may find that missing sock!

Go For the Deep Clean

Every few months, you will want to really clean your sofa to keep it fresh and eradicate any stains or particles that a vacuum just won’t get. You can find shelves and shelves of different cleaning solutions, but the fabric of your sofa will respond and react differently to each. It’s important that you pick the right one, especially if the couch is upholstered with delicate material.

If you do not want to worry about ruining your furniture with harsh chemicals, rely on the experts to keep your sofa clean. Clene Start uses eco-friendly soaps and other tools to properly clean every kind of couch, whether it is lined with cotton, silk or anything in between. For more information, visit our website or give us a call today!