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Washing Machine Failed To Clean Upholstery Stains? Here’s What To Do

Posted on January 6, 2023

It can be frustrating when you get a stain and go through all your usual cleaning methods, only to realize it’s still there. Having upholstery in your Los Angeles home that can be machine-washed is very useful, but sometimes you can throw everything in there only to realize it’s barely clean at all.

Fortunately, this doesn’t necessarily mean the stain will never come out. Sometimes something goes wrong in the process, or the laundry and detergent just wasn’t strong enough to deal with the stain. There are a few things you can try to get that stain out once and for all.

Try Again

You might benefit from just throwing it back in the laundry again. You may have used too little detergent, or the wrong type of detergent. Maybe your usual settings weren’t enough to deal with this particular stain. It’s also possible that the machine was overloaded. Try playing around with things and experimenting and see what makes a difference for the stain.

Try not to put your upholstery in the dryer. Dryers can cause the stain to set in permanently through their heat. If you need it dry, try air-drying.

Vinegar And Baking Soda

Vinegar and baking soda are great for more than just a sixth-grade science experiment – both materials make fantastic cleaners. If you happen to have any in your cabinets, you should try them. Use equal parts vinegar and baking soda to form a paste. Scrub the paste into the stain and let it sit for half an hour before scrubbing it away.

Make sure your upholstery can handle the acidity of vinegar. If you’re not sure, perform a bit of spot testing on an inconspicuous part of your upholstery to check. Your fabric or dyes may be too fragile to handle this kind of upholstery cleaning.

Commercial Cleaners

If all else fails, try different commercial cleaners. These come in many varieties and you may want to experiment with different types of cleaner. Some are made for specific stains, so look into what will work best for whatever your stain is made of. For example, enzyme cleaners work best for organic stains, while paint removers, as you can imagine, remove paint.

Once again, do some spot testing before trying any cleaner on your upholstery. You need to make sure you don’t cause damage or create an even bigger mess while trying to clean.

Professional Los Angeles Cleaning

Finally, if that stain really can’t come out, hire a professional Los Angeles upholstery cleaner. A technician will know how to remove your stain with their deep cleaning techniques. Steam cleaning can reach deeper than other cleaning types, making it the most efficient way to remove stains.

Call us today if you need a professional Los Angeles cleaning service to come to your home and get a stain out of your upholstery. Even if your washing machine failed, that doesn’t mean we won’t be able to take a crack at it and eventually get that stain out. Don’t try to do everything yourself – instead, call a Los Angeles expert.

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