Welcome to day 18 of the ‘31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home‘ series!
Today’s task is to spot clean your couch and rugs and/or carpets.
- Code “W” – Use a water based cleaning agent. Spot clean using foam from only water based cleaners, or non-solvent cleaning products. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion, and vacuum when dry.
- Code “S” – Use a mild water-free cleaning solvent or dry cleaning product.
- Code “W-S” – Clean with either a water or solvent based product.
- Code “X” – Only vacuum clean. Never use any cleaning agent.
|2 small kids, 2 cats and 1 dog makes for a pretty dirty couch!|
|You can see the water spots from where I cleaned it.|
Obviously, you would want to test this method on your couch first, but I actually use a warm water (or vinegar and water solution) and my Bissell spot cleaner to clean my couch. I have found by wetting the entire surface I don’t get water spots. I have had good luck with this method, but it may not work for your couch. You want to be sure to remove as much water as possible. I also use a fan to dry the couch quicker.
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