upholstery cleaning marylandThey say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Anyone that has done any shopping at garage sales, thrift shops, or antique stores knows that this is true. This is especially true for pieces of furniture. Whether it is bought from a store, or just inherited from a friend, you can find some great used furniture! But before you bring the furniture back to your home, make sure you do these things first:

The first step to preparing used furniture is to have it properly disinfected. You never know where a couch has been or exactly what bacteria lives inside of the cushions. There are multiple ways you can disinfect furniture. You can buy sanitizing wipes, aerosol sprays, or use a DIY mixture made of vinegar and warm water. The easiest and most effective way would be to call a team of professionals, like Omega Chem-Dry, to apply a professional-grade sanitizer and get rid of bacteria and germs.

Now that your carpet is clean from germs, you’ll want to make sure it’s clean from odors. Depending on where the furniture came from, some odors can be so deeply trapped inside the fabric that simply using a fabric freshener or deodorizer won’t get rid of the bad smell. Instead you’ll want to call Omega Chem-Dry who can eliminate the odor at the source, instead of just covering the smell temporarily.

Once you have taken these necessary steps, you will feel more comfortable bringing the furniture into your home and you can begin to enjoy your new treasures!

After doing these steps, you’ll be ready to show off your new furniture in your home! For any upholstery cleaning needs, call the experts at Omega Chem-Dry!