It’s no secret that over the lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all developed an extra close relationship with our sofa. Never have we spent so much time at home before. Not just over a cold winter, but pretty much through summer and then another winter!
However much we love our sofa and enjoy chilling, reading and laying around on it – we must keep it clean and germ-free.
It’s probably the most used piece of furniture in our homes and not being able to get a professional cleaner means that it’s crucial to know how to sanitise it ourselves. It will keep us safer and will block any possible contagious bacteria from attacking any family members.
As time passes, the pandemic appears to be getting under control, but in the meantime, read on to discover the steps you need to take to keep your sofa clean despite COVID-19.
Getting started with sofa cleaning for COVID
Being able to get down to where any germs might be lurking is your first step. Get the vacuum cleaner going and vacuum that sofa all over. Make sure you do it behind and under the cushions too. Remove the vacuum accessory on the end of the pipe so that you have a smaller one suitable for vacuuming effectively along the seams.
Cleaning corner Sofas for COVID-19
It’s vital that you also start with vacuuming the corner sofa. Removing dust, crumbs, and whatever else is lurking is essential so that germs are then exposed to be sanitised.
Cleaning Fabric Sofas
Once you’ve vacuumed your fabric sofa, then you might want to use a sanitiser. If you’re able to get hold of a Lysol sanitising spray, you can use this. Lysol can also be applied to other surfaces in your home, such as curtains, mattresses and carpets.
Otherwise, you may wish to source a UV Light Sanitiser from a store such as Amazon.
Cleaning Leather Sofas
Although Lysol spray might work for you, there is also a homemade solution that is very effective for cleaning leather sofas.
Add one cup of white vinegar to one cup of hot water. Fill a spray bottle and shake it. Then mist your leather sofa with it, and you will be killing all the covid 19 germs.
Recliner sofas and cupholders
A place that can harbour germs is the cupholders on recliner sofas. It’s essential to pay attention to that area. You can clean it with a microfibre cloth that has been dunked into the solution and wrung out. Afterwards, wipe the area with a dry cloth.
You can also dip a cloth into the solution and squeeze out the excess so that the loth is relatively dry. Now rub the cloth along where fingers or hands touch the reclining mechanism handle or controller. Now wipe the mechanism with a dry cloth.
How to remove stains
Most sofas will accrue some form of stain over time, with it being even more likely if you have children in the home. You can treat these stains successfully with stain remover products.
Besides, adding a teaspoon of vinegar to baking soda, washing up liquid, and warm water will formulate a very effective stain remover. To use this, apply it to the stains and allow it to dry for 10 minutes. When it’s dry, wipe it with a clean towel, and then the stain will have gone.
How to protect your leather sofa
Protecting your leather sofa against stains can keep it clean and durable. We recommend using a ‘leather protection cream’ to do this.
We think you’ll agree that’s there’s nothing nicer than a freshly cleaned home. Simple habits can help to keep us safe in this time of the pandemic. We also recommend airing out the room and allowing the sunshine in to freshen it.
Now you’ve got the skills of a professional cleaner and can sanitise your sofa against Covid 19.Congratulations!