I’ve got one question for you. What is the one thing in your house that everyone uses daily?? That’s right, your sofa. Next question, how do you ensure it stays clean? Ugh, toughie isn’t it. Well I’m here to shed some light on an easy way you probably didn’t know about. Are you ready? Your steam mop!!
Sofas or couches depending on what term you prefer are a central location in most homes, several conversations, meals, and naps occur on the sofa. The last thing you want to do is to fall asleep on a dirty sofa. And who wants to hire someone to clean it or even worse bring home one of those heavy commercial cleaners? Not me, that’s for sure. So today I am going to show you how you can use your steam mop to clean your sofa.
Prepping your steam Mop for Furniture Duty
Before we tackle cleaning the sofa we need to go over a few things are you ready? First, make sure that your steam mop has the proper accessories for the job. Most units come with a detachable hand held unit as well as the steam mop itself. This makes cleaning the sofa a lot easier. If your steam mop has one you are ready to go, if not you can still use your lightweight steam mop however it will provide to be a little tougher than if you had hand held steam accessories. Cordless steam mops make cleaning sofas super easy if you don’t have any extra cleaning accessories. Next, make sure you have a vacuum or hand held vacuum to assist with your cleaning chores.
Lets get started, fill up your steam mop plug it in and let it heat up. While you are waiting, remove all the cushions from your couch and vacuum up any debris or crumbs that have been left behind. This step accelerates the process of cleaning your couch. Now that all the pet hair and dirt has been sucked up and your steam mop is nice and hot its time to start steam cleaning the sofa. Attach the steam mop’s hand held unit and start cleaning.
Steam mop settings for Couch Cleaning
The best steam mops have a bunch heat different settings to select from for the given situation. When it comes to cleaning couches you will want to choose the lowest heat setting to prevent damaging the delicate fabrics on your couch. If your couch is really dirty you might want to experiment with the hotter heat settings first on a small area to see if the extra heat helps breakdown those stubborn deposits. After all our goal here is to shine up your sofa like the first day you bought it.
Now the fun begins, start a small 6×6 area of the couch preferably on the back, we want to make sure that the steam mop isn’t gong to hurt your beautiful couch. After you have tested it out and all looks good, then it is time to get busy steaming away. Try to work in small areas to ensure the couch is properly cleaned. If you start to see excess water building up on your sofa just take your hand held vacuum and suck up any excess water.
Hope you enjoyed this quick article on how to use your steam mop to clean your couch. If you would like to find some other excellent uses for your steam mop make sure you check out my other articles.