See here the list of Top 10 best upholstery cleaning machines. Read the buying guide and other important factors before making a selection for you or any of your dear ones.
Carpet and upholstery cleaning
No chance for crumbs and stains: cleaning upholstery and carpets. A cosy evening on the couch with snacks and drinks, raging children or pets in the living room – before you know it, crumbs and stains on upholstery and carpets. But do not worry: even with a few tools small mishaps are quickly eliminated. With these devices and tips, the living area and carpet will remain beautiful for a long time to come.
Why should you regularly clean carpets and upholstered furniture?
Living area, fabric sofa and TV armchairs ensure a high level of comfort in the living room every day and are therefore heavily used. As well as beautiful carpets that bring comfort and accents in the apartment, but are prone to stains. In order to enjoy both, a regular carpet and upholstery cleaning is announced. There are several reasons for this:
Lower lying dirt is loosened
Unsightly stains disappear
Animal hair and harmful mites are removed
Optics of upholstered furniture and carpets are preserved and their life extended
Incidentally, this also applies to mattresses and car seats, which should also be cleaned regularly.
For superficial pollution: suction
Superficial dirt on carpet and upholstery, such as loose dirt, crumbs or crumbs, can easily be removed with a vacuum cleaner. It also depends on the choice of the right accessories.
Carpets should be vacuumed at least once a week. Generally, teats feature a reversible floor nozzle that can be set between the hard floor setting and a carpet setting. For high pile, a turbo nozzle should be used for thorough cleaning. For fast intermediate cleaning, a battery broom is recommended.
Also suitable for the superficial cleaning of upholstery, mattresses or car seats is a vacuum cleaner. It is particularly thorough with an air-operated turbo-jet nozzle. It reliably removes deep-seated dirt, animal hair and even mites that pose a threat to health and are increasingly found in mattresses as well as in upholstered furniture.
For allergy sufferers: Sucker with water filter
The DS 6 water filter vacuum not only ensures crumble-free carpets and upholstery but also fresh and clean air. It cleans without filter bag, alone with the natural power of water. It filters 99.5 per cent of all particles from the air, binds them in the water and thus ensures a more pleasant indoor climate. Especially pleasant for allergy sufferers. Positive side effect: Even bad smells in the apartment are reduced by the suction.
Cleaning tip for the device: Simply hold the individual parts of the water filter under running water after vacuuming – so they are ready for use again quickly.
For stubborn stains: washing eyes
Carpets, upholstery, car seats and mattresses can be cleaned fibre-deep with a spray extraction device, also called a vacuum cleaner. The underlying principle is simple: water and detergent are sprayed on with the scrubber and then sucked out of the fibre together with the dirt. The process is therefore particularly thorough and the drying time compared to the removal of dirt without a vacuum cleaner significantly lower.
Tip: remove stains as long as you are still wet.
First, remove coarse dirt from the carpet or upholstery with the vacuum cleaner.
Fill water into the tank of the scrubber, add carpet cleaner according to the dosing instructions.
Spray water with detergent at a distance of 10 cm between the floor nozzle and the carpet or upholstery evenly, then let it work for a few minutes.
Put the floor nozzle on the carpet or upholstery and vacuum off moisture slowly and evenly. Always moisten cohesive surfaces of upholstery and carpets completely with water and detergent so that no water rims are created during drying. Repeat this procedure until no more dirt and cleaning agents are released from the textile cover.
If necessary, rinse with clear water once or twice (temperature after material compatibility).
Allow the carpet and upholstery to dry thoroughly while ensuring good ventilation in the room.
After drying, thoroughly siphon off again.
Finally, apply textile impregnation – so carpets and upholstery stay nice longer.
A scrubber can also be used to remove detergent residue from textile floor coverings and upholstery – for example, if stains have been manually treated or if the detergent from the last cleaning is still in the fibre.
Caution: Upholstery and carpets should always be checked first for their water-resistance prior to spray extraction, preferably in an inconspicuous place.
In between: Spot stain removal
Stains on carpets and upholstery can be annoying – whether chocolate, red wine, grease stains or dirt from outside. Usually, fast action is required because: fresh patches are easier to remove, old spots are hard to define. Stains can spread with prolonged exposure. Basically, it is always important to act quickly in wet spots and to dab the liquid immediately with a dry, clean cloth. Never rub, otherwise, the fluid gets deeper and deeper into the fibre and the tissue could be damaged.
90 per cent of all stains are water-soluble. This can be tested quickly with a white cloth and lukewarm water. If the stain dissolves through the water, it can be loosened from the bottom up using light-twisting movements of the cloth.
For non-water-soluble stains, use a Universal Stain Remover: Spray in a paint-resistant cloth and dab the stain until it peels off. To remove residual detergent, the surface can then be rinsed with a vacuum cleaner.