How To Clean Sofas At Home (4 Types Of Sofas Included!!)

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1. Fabric Sofa Cleaning

There are many steps on how to clean sofas at home. This is because there are lots of types of sofas available. For the fabric sofa, just sprinkle baking soda over the sofa and use a soft brush to scrub it.

Then, spray an upholstery cleaner on the sofa and gently blot it dry with a clean cloth. Just make sure you shake your cleaner well before spraying so that you don’t accidentally oversaturate your fabric!

Lastly, use a vacuum cleaner to remove excess water from your sofa’s surface as well as dust particles that may have been loosened during cleaning.

2. Leather Sofa Cleaning

You should also be aware that leather sofas are more durable than fabric sofas. Therefore, they can withstand some dirt, but they should not be cleaned with water or harsh chemicals. This could ruin the leather and cause it to crack or peel off. 

Instead of using water, use a damp cloth to wipe off any visible stains on your sofa’s surface. If there are stubborn stains that will not come out using just water and a cloth then you may want to consider having a steam cleaner for your home since these machines have been specifically designed for cleaning upholstery furniture like this type of sofa set.

3. Microfiber Sofa Cleaning

To clean your microfiber sofa, you will need to do the following:

  • When cleaning a microfiber sofa, you should use your vacuum cleaner to remove any loose dirt or dust particles. If there are stains on your couch, be sure to blot them before using a brush or hand vac as this can spread the stain even more.
  • If there are spots on your microfiber sofa that need cleaning, then use a damp microfiber cloth with mild detergent (not liquid detergent) to wipe down those areas until they are completely clean again! Make sure not to leave it too wet though since this could cause some damage over time if left unattended!
  • Dry off with another fresh dryer sheet after everything has been cleaned up but before buffing it out again so that there isn’t any leftover residue left behind.

4. Vinyl Sofa Cleaning

If you have a vinyl sofa, it’s important to know that this durable material is water-resistant and easy to clean. The best way to clean your vinyl sofa is with a damp cloth. It cannot be cleaned with harsh chemicals as they may damage the surface. 

If there are stains on your couch, consider using an upholstery shampoo or even dishwashing liquid. But always test these first on an inconspicuous part of the couch before applying them to the entire piece.

Vinyl can be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner if needed. However, in most cases, simply wiping down your furniture will suffice.

HOW TO CLEAN SOFAS AT HOME: Upholstery Cleaning Expert

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If you’re not sure what kind of material your sofa is made of, ask an upholstery cleaning expert. They should be able to tell you without actually touching the furniture or even looking at it! 

That’s because they use odor-free cleaning products that don’t leave any residue behind on fabrics. This means that once they’ve cleaned your sofa, you can rest assured knowing it will smell fresh and look clean for years to come!


This is a great overview of the different ways to clean sofas at home. There are many steps that you can try, including using bleach and other chemicals, but those methods may not be safe for you or your family. It’s advisable to call SURECLEAN to save your favorite sofa and the memories attached to it!

To help you with the toughest stains on your sofas, you can check the services here, or call the number below!

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