Furniture can certainly be expensive. A great way to save money is to find some good used pieces. It can actually be super fun to go furniture hunting at thrift stores, garage sales, and antique shops. If you’re lucky you might even inherit an old piece of furniture from a family member or friend. Once you find the pieces you want, it’s time to make that used furniture your own. A great way to do this is by cleaning and sanitation. This will allow you to get rid of all traces of the previous owners. The stains, odors, and most importantly, the germs. Chinook Chem-Dry has a few tips to help you get a fresh start with your furniture.
TIP 1: Disinfection
You’re going to want to disinect the furniture first. A quick look at Pinterest will let you know a variety of ways to disinfect used furniture. There are plenty of DIY solutions out there from simple aerosol sprays to cooking up your own disinfecting solution. A professional cleaner like Chinook Chem-Dry will be able to help you out as well. We have a powerful hospital-grade sanitizer that can eliminate 99.99% of germs*.
TIP 2: Clean To Remove Odors
Not too many people would want to have furniture with leftover smells from a previous owner. A good place to start is finding out exactly what’s causing the odor. Most odors are caused by trapped moisture or stains in the fabric. That can be from common spills or pet accidents. Fabric fresheners and deodorizers may do a good job at masking the scent for a time, but you’ll need to do something more to actually eliminate the unpleasant smells. A couple of DIY solutions you can try is cleaning the fabric with warm water and vinegar or using baking soda. Sometimes the stain and its subsequent odor are set deeper into the fabric which can be difficult to clean on your own. That’s when it’s definitely time to call up Chem-Dry. We can remove virtually any stain and odor from your furniture. Even the nasty pet urine stains.
We hope these tips make you feel even better about buying a used piece of furniture. Now get out there and start finding some new treasures to bring into your home.