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Date: March 5, 2023

Cleaning Household Furniture and Upholstery to Prevent the Spread of Germs

Most people are spending time at home, choosing by themselves or required by local governments, not to venture outside unless if it is necessary because of the current pandemic situation of Covid-19.

With plenty of time on hand, being confined at home, people are tackling projects that typically would’ve been left alone for another time, projects such as detailing our car, landscaping, and starting early on the spring cleaning.

The danger of contamination of the coronavirus presents, deep cleaning our homes has become the norm for millions of people around the globe. Cleaning areas of our homes that are prone to carrying harmful germs such as the bathroom, kitchen, hard surface floors, and frequently used surfaces such as doorknobs are where most are focusing their cleaning efforts.

One type of surface that doesn’t seem to get enough attention, which probably should is the household furniture and the upholstery. We opt to clean the floors and the kitchen countertop with germ eliminating substance first because we brought something from the outside and placed it on that surface.

We have a belief that whatever we brought in, grocery bags, for example, maybe contaminated, so we take no chances, so we clean that appropriate surface. There is no problem in doing so; in fact, we should all do this frequently as possible to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

It is also routine these days in many homes to wash our clothes in hot water as soon as we enter into our homes. Washing our clothing to scrubbing the hard surfaces in our homes are all necessary to maintain a safe environment, but how about our furniture and the upholsteries in our house, how often do we clean them?

Cleaning Process

Physicians and other health care experts and organizations have been recommending everyone, no matter where in the world they live, to cleaning the most frequently touched surfaces and materials. We clean to minimize the survival rate of the germs and bacteria on a particular surface.

It is hard to tell how much of the bacteria and germs killed when you perform surface cleaning. However, during these days, when coronavirus has become a pandemic and affecting millions of lives, you should take zero chance in delaying the cleaning of the household furniture and upholstery.

The Cleaning Solution – Homemade vs. Store Bought

Using a mixture of soap and water is the right beginner level of homemade cleaner. Besides the homemade solution, there a countless of options of products available at store shelves that will assist you in cleaning.

However, one major thing to keep in mind is that if you opt to use store-bought products to clean upholsteries and the furniture, please read the instructions and the surfaces that are appropriate to use.

Often it is possible for a cleaner, especially the ones that contain alcohol, to cause staining or discoloration on the surface of the material that you are cleaning. Nevertheless, if you are not using soap and water, choosing a multi-surface cleaner like will do the job at cleaning the surface from tough stains. This solution is compatible with usage on upholsteries as well as furniture as well.

Please remember to use gloves when cleaning to protect yourself from contamination from possible germs hiding on the surface of the furniture or upholstery.

Cleaning the upholstery will require more arm muscle than cleaning the furniture. For the upholstery in your house, first begin with dry vacuuming the couch, love seat, and the sofa to remove the food crumbs, dirt, and dust. It might be helpful to work in sections.

Spray the soap and water mixture or the Nasiol’s on to the surface of your upholstery. Please refrain from soaking the surface with the solution. If you are using a specialized cleaner that is not a homemade one, please read the manufacturer's instructions to calculate how much to use.

Final Step

Using a microfiber cloth to scrub the surface is recommended, and if by chance you have sprayed too much, using paper towels to soak up the remaining solution from the upholstery surface should do the trick.

Once the scrubbing is complete and you have removed the access solution from the surface, let the sofa, couch, and loveseat to air dry.

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