Maintaining an RV can be a lot work over a long period of time. And often times, it’s quite easy to learn about how to maintain the RV, but there is not much information on how you should go about cleaning the furniture inside.
It’s quite important to clean your RV’s furniture on a regular basis because of the fact that they are more prone to become dirty and damaged over the long run than household furniture. This is because of the extreme changes in temperates your RV may encounter. And because of these extreme temperature changes, any type of stain on your furniture will have a major effect on it over the long run.
Furniture which is maintained with high standard methods increases its chance for durability. The furniture may be a sofa, love sofa, coach, in order to increase its fabric material; upholstered cleaning should be done regularly. Also, when furniture is cleaned properly and taken care of this usually preserves the life of it.
The following steps should be followed towards the success of upholstery cleaning of furniture:
- Tip 1 – Loose cushions should be removed
This ensures that the job of furniture cleaning is done thoroughly. This is because all parts of the furniture are cleaned easily and at one time. When the cushions are removed, a brush especially a dusting one is used to remove the furniture’s dust particles. Also, for an efficient job both the cushion sides should be dusted, the underside, and the cushions’ crevices downwards should be dusted also. In addition, behind the furniture should not be forgotten. A dust brush is a tool which ensures effectiveness. This is because it usually helps in making sure that the furniture is free of dust after cleaning is done.
- Tip 2 – Vacuuming
This is the next tip after dusting is done. A hand held or upright vacuum may be used. This process of vacuuming is done on different sections of the furniture. This may include the arms, skirts and also the underside. When vacuuming is finished the cushions are then replaced back.
- Tip 3 – Solution cleaning
You can use water which is warm together with shampoo for cleaning the upholstered furniture. However, you should use shampoo which is specifically for furniture purposes. This is because it is normally mild which favors the fabrics. Detergents used for laundry or dishes should be avoided since they done favor the fabric’s furniture. This is because they affect the color of the furniture. The detergent used for cleaning can affect the conspicuous fabric, hence, to prevent this kind of situation and for safety reasons it should be done in an area which is inconspicuous.
Though shampoos used for upholstery cleaning usually do not affect the fabrics, you should have your furniture cleaned by professionals. If you don’t want to hire a professional, you can go and pickup the best upholstery cleaner, and attempt the cleaning process yourself. This might also be a better solution for you if you own an RV because you can simply leave the cleaning agent inside so you can easily clean it, whenever and wherever.
Anyways, after your furniture is cleaned, it should be dried during night hours. This is because during the day, direct sunlight contributes to pale paint, affects the leather, wood is dried, and also the furniture’s fiber rots.