Most, if not all, homes in Singapore have a set of sofas. Some larger homes more than one.
Generally, sofas come in a few types – fabric, leather and PVC. In our hot and humid climate, they accumulate dirt, dust, body oils, sweat and dust mites pretty quickly. Different types of sofas entail different cleaning methods and maintenance.
How Often Should You Clean Your Sofa
The frequency at which you should clean your sofa depends on several factors including how heavily it is used, whether you have pets or young children, and your personal preferences.
Here are some general guidelines:
Regular Maintenance: Regularly vacuum your sofa's upholstery to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris. This can be done weekly or bi-weekly, depending on how often the sofa is used.
Spot Cleaning: Treat spills and stains as soon as they occur to prevent them from becoming more difficult to remove. Use appropriate stain-removal products or methods recommended for your specific upholstery.
Pet Owners: If you have pets, especially if they shed or have accidents on the sofa, you may need to clean more frequently. Consider using a vacuum cleaner with a pet hair attachment and regularly spot-clean any messes.
Households with Young Children: Families with young children might find that their sofas need more frequent cleaning due to spills, stains, and general wear and tear.
Allergies: If anyone in your household has allergies, more frequent cleaning may be necessary to remove allergens like dust mites and pet dander.
Climate and Environment: Homes in dusty or humid environments may need more frequent cleaning. Dust and humidity can contribute to a faster buildup of dirt and mould.
When to Do Deep Cleaning
General cleaning and wiping do not remove deeply embedded dirt accumulated over time. Hence it is a good idea to do a more thorough cleaning at least once a year to remove not only deeply embedded dirt, but also allergens, and odours.
Our 3-Step Cleaning Process for Fabric Sofas
Step 1: Removal of surface dirt and hair using a lint roller.
Step 2: Using an industrial grade 2-in-1 wet extraction machine that shampoos, sanitises as well as extract deeply embedded dirt and dust.
Step 3: Using a high temperature steam cleaner to kill dust mites, pathogens and allergens.
Leather Sofa Cleaning
Leather is a very durable material, but it requires regular maintenance to keep it in good condition. Over time, leather can lose its natural shine and become dull. Leather, like our skin, needs to be moisturised and polished to maintain its lustre over time. Good leather can last a lifetime with the right treatment and care.
Our 3-Step Cleaning Process for Leather Sofas
Step 1: Remove surface dust using soft cloth and a special cleaning solution for leather.
Step 2: Applying leather conditioner that keeps the leather supple and prevents it from drying out or cracking prematurely.
Step 3: Polishing the leather to bring out its lustre and shine and maintain the softness and suppleness of the leather.
Upholstery & Mattress Cleaning
Our warm humid climate are ideal conditions for dust mites to breed and multiply. Dust mites feed on organic matter, primarily dead skin cells shed by humans and pets under dark and damp places.
Ideally you should sun your pillows and mattresses once a week. If that is not possible, we offer steam cleaning services that will rid your upholstery and mattresses of dirt, dust and dust mites leaving them smelling fresh and clean.
The process is similar to steam cleaning sofas where deep extraction combined with high temperature steaming are used to clean, sanitise and kill mites, germs and bacteria.