Now that spring has arrived in Onalaska, WI, it’s time to take your patio furniture out of winter storage! What do you do if, while you haul Adirondack chairs up from the basement, re-position cushions on the porch swing, or move upholstered chairs into the three seasons room, you notice a few stains?

Fortunately, the professionals at ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration Services are here to help! Whether handling stains from routine storage, or from more serious issues such as weather damage, our professional cleaners know exactly how to treat and remove tricky stains. Here are a few tips from our experts to keep your upholstered furniture fresh:

  • Start Big: If you notice a large chunk of dirt or dried food on your upholstery, make sure to get rid of that first. Use the edge of a spoon to gently scrape the dried remnants off the fabric before you start scrubbing
  • Vacuum Closely: Use a vacuum to clean the entire piece of upholstered furniture once all large chunks are removed. This will remove any other crumbs or bits of dirt and help to keep the furniture looking clean and fresh
  • Clean Carefully: With either a homemade concoction or a store bought cleaner, which you’ve already tested on a small piece of the upholstery, gently dab the stain. Follow up with a bristled brush to gently rub out the dirt, and then rinse with a washcloth
  • Air Dry: Either place the furniture outside or gently dry the stain with a fan. If you’re washing individual cushions, separate them from the rest of the furniture to dry more quickly

 When it comes to cleaning small upholstery stains in Onalaska, WI, take a few tips from the professionals to get your furniture looking as good as new for summertime!

Handling a larger upholstery cleaning issue caused by fire or water damage? Our trained technicians can help with that as well! Contact our professionals today!