Is there anything more satisfying than seeing the sparkle of clean after you’ve scrubbed your couch? While it’s great to get down and dirty, sometimes the cleaners can leave some residue behind, which causes the cushions to appear stiffer than they should be. If you want your couch to retain its softness and supple feel after cleaning, keep these five tips in mind before you get started on your next task.

1. The Soap

Couch Cleaning Bankstown provides the best couch cleaning services in Sydney. Couch Cleaning Bankstown has a team of experts trained to clean and sanitize couches and other upholstery for homes and offices.

Our couch cleaner’s use specialized equipment, which can be used both dry and wet, to ensure that dirt, dust mites and germs are removed from all fabrics. Couch Cleaning Bankstown offers a range of services including weekly cleans, one-off cleans and spot treating sofas.

2. The Water

Cleaning and drying the sofa can make it stiff, so you need to know how to dry it properly:

  1. Do not remove the cushions.
  2. Use a clean white cotton towel to remove excess water.
  3. Use a hair dryer (on the cold setting) to help speed up the drying process if needed.
  4. Place a second clean white cotton towel over the wet area and use heavy objects such as books on top of that towel for about an hour or until completely dry.
  5. Repeat steps one through four for wet or damp areas.
  6. Let the furniture dry for at least 24 hours before sitting on it or putting anything on top.

3. The Rubbing

The first thing to consider is if you are using a good quality upholstery cleaner. It has been found that the cheapest cleaners leave behind dirt and grime because they don’t penetrate as deep into the cushion. The second factor to take into account is the type of fabric on your sofa, for example, microfiber or leather. Microfiber needs a different kind of cleaner than animal skin because it can be harmed by more abrasive cleaners. The third factor to take into account is how often you clean your couches, it’s recommended to clean them at least once a month if they are used daily and every few months if they are not used that often.

4. Gather Your Cleaning Supplies

Having a fully stocked and organized home just makes life easier. There are many different cleaners and tools to use in order to get a spotless house, but the first thing to start with for a couch should be upholstery cleaner. For couch cleaning Bankstown we need a bucket of warm water, dishwashing liquid, a soft sponge and clothes line (optional). It’s also important to buy quality ingredients when making household products so they don’t harm your family or the environment. First, you’ll want to sprinkle some dishwashing liquid on the couch cushions, then wet them down with water in the bucket until they’re drenched.

5. Understanding Upholstery Fabric Cleaning Codes

Couch upholstery fabric has a variety of cleaning codes that are used to help determine the best way to clean the fabric. These codes can be found on the care label attached to the underside of the cushions. Codes range from one (lowest level of soil) to four (highest level). It’s important to know what code you’re working with in order for you or your professional cleaner to properly deep-clean and protect your upholstery.


So it looks like your couch will be stiffed for all the above reasons, no matter how well you clean them. One thing that might work is to dust with a duster on both sides before and after you dust. If you still want to get rid of the stiffness, professional cleaners in Sydney such as Couch Cleaning Bankstown can do the job for you! Dust may attract allergens like cat hair or other pests which then irritate our skin. Loose upholstery can form a barrier trapping moisture which can cause fungus or mold to grow underneath it.

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