Green Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Tips

A lot of carpet and upholstery cleaning companies in Bedfordshire are using carpet cleaning products that are toxic and are a serious threat to both humans and pets health. If you want to clean your carpets and upholstery properly and keep their as-new look longer please get in contact with S.O.R Clean. Also, take a look at Rest Ashore Cleaning’s eco-friendly suggestions and tips below to help to look after your carpet, upholstery and loved one’s health without the use of toxic cleaning products.

Vacuuming at Least Twice a Week 

Dirt, dust and debris enter our home quite easily through opening doors or even windows. When dirt settles deep into your carpet’s fibres one of the most effective ways to remove them is to vacuum regularly. At least twice a week for the whole house/flat or business.

If it Spills Clean it, Don’t Leave it!

When something spills on your carpet or upholstery deal with it right away don’t leave for another time to clean it. Start by removing any excessive moist remaining in your carpet or upholstery. After that treat the spot with hand soap and water, then mix white vinegar with water and after that some of the following combinations of common household products: Salt or cornstarch to soak up grease, club soda – for coffee, red wine or juice stains. If you have to deal with some foul odour sprinkle evenly baking soda on the affected area, wait 5-10 minutes then remove with a vacuum cleaner. 

Plant-Based Cleaning Products

Instead of buying toxic cleaning products opt for plant-based detergents. Read the labels carefully – there are pretty good green carpet and upholstery cleaning products, safe for you and for you loved one’s health. Using ingredients such as baking soda, white vinegar, club soda, lemon, salt, cornstarch surgical spirit, distilled water, essential oils, olive oil and witch hazel, to name a few can make really good eco-friendly cleaning products.

Leather Upholstery 

Removing water stains is necessary when it comes to leather, as an ugly white ring is often left behind when leather comes into contact with water. Lightly dampen a clean sponge with water, making sure that it is not soaking so that you do not wet the leather more than necessary. Gently rub at the ring left by the water, starting at the middle of the spot and gradually working your way outward. Leave this to air dry before applying a small amount of leather polish to the area and buffing it in accordance with the instructions.

Fabric Upholstery

Most upholsteries are made from fabric and it’s fine to use a slightly damp cloth with a small amount of gentle soap to give it a quick clean. However, make sure the cloth is only damp and not wet otherwise a watermark will be left. Use dish soap mixed with white vinegar, hot water and baking soda. Start by blotting the stain with equal parts of water, vinegar, dish soap and baking soda solution, then wipe the stain away gently using a microfibre cloth (only use a new cloth or make sure it’s completely clean). Leave it to dry naturally.  

Hire a Professional Cleaning Company

No matter how much effort you put in cleaning your home carpets and upholstery hiring professional cleaner like S.O.R Clean is highly recommended. Using professional-grade equipment and environmentally friendly detergents, S.O.R Clean will keep your carpets ‘cleaner for longer’. We’re backed by the NCCA so you can be sure you’ll receive the highest quality service. Professional teams move heavy furniture and treat old spots and stains meticulously saving you a lot of elbow grease.

When cleaning with non-toxic products you lower significantly the risk of asthma, allergies and skin conditions for you and others around you.