Summary: If you’re financially set on purchasing a new couch for your home, cleaning it thoroughly can be a cost-effective solution.
Expensive furniture can make a home look beautiful but it’s also a pricy endeavor. If you have a used couch that you’ve already broken in, you have the option to restore it. Although it may require a bit of DIY experience, it isn’t something that you can’t manage.
Clean and Disinfect
Dealing with a used couch is different from handling another used furniture item, such as a table or a desk. It may be easy to assess the quality of a desk, but a couch is a different type of beast. While the exterior may look like it needs a bit of cleaning, there may be remnant of mold or mildew from spills. Use specialty sprays and dry-clean the cushion covers to give the fabric a deep clean. This can help kill germs and keep a safe environment.
If certain stains do not come off, you may want to consider purchasing new ones. Stubborn dirt or stains may have ruined the fabric, but that doesn’t mean you’ll need to purchase an entirely new couch. Try searching online for new couch covers that match the style. This is an easy and simple replacement step.
Killing Germs and Bacteria
It may be possible that your couch contains a number of bugs or germs that are far too small for you to see. Now, it can be difficult for you to know for sure but if you want to be certain, you will need extreme temperatures to kill them off. Temperatures that exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit or extremely low temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit can eliminate them although it’s best to consult with a professional to perform the task for you.