Before attempting to DIY to remove stains on your sofa, chair, mattress, carpet or upholstery, it is important to understand the nature of the stain and the material of your sofa before beginning to treat it to prevent potentially damaging the sofa.
There are 2 common types of stains that we identify to customers:
If you identify a stain on your sofa, it is recommended to immediately treat the stain as a fresh stain is easier to remove than an old stain. A stain that has been on a sofa for 1 year is going to be extensively more difficult to clean off than a stain that has been on for 1 month, likewise a stain left on for 1 minute is going to be more likely to be able to remove than a stain left on for 1 hour.
Try this DIY solution that is safe for most sofas:
Important: Whatever you do, do not use bleach. Bleach is commonly used to remove stains, but we strongly advise against using bleach on your sofa as it may cause the fabric to lose its color permanently and bleach residue left in your sofa may trigger eczema flare ups for people with sensitive skin.
Sometimes it may be easier to look for a professional sofa cleaning service to help you with removing your stain and odors on your sofa. Sofa cleaners are equipped with the correct techniques and equipped with safe chemicals to provide peace of mind that your sofa is left in safe hands and without the fuss of having to do it yourself.