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Best Way to Disinfect Used Furniture

Making a deal on used furniture is an exciting experience. Used furniture can be found on Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook Marketplace, among other sites. After you’ve had a few moments to enjoy the thrill of the find, it’s critical to thoroughly disinfect the furniture. Buying and reusing used furniture keeps the item out of the landfill, making a thrift store purchase an environmentally friendly option. Secondhand furniture appeals to a wide range of buyers, not just bargain hunters looking to spruce up their homes.

Vintage store owners, for example, sell used items. Many people sell their furniture on popular online auction websites. These online flea markets can lead to some fascinating discoveries. Brick-and-mortar vintage stores also sell used furniture, albeit from storage units. Homeowners should clean and disinfect used furniture wherever it is purchased. Even if the items are expensive, they are still secondhand and must be disinfected before they can be used safely. However, reviving furniture is not as simple as tossing dirty clothes in the washing machine.

Disinfecting furniture requires different steps depending on the material, such as hard or soft. Cleaning professionals recommend store-brand disinfectants like Lysol or Microban sprays. Others are content with homemade cleaning solutions made from common household items. Experienced furniture flippers, for example, recommend simple yet effective disinfecting methods that begin with disinfecting the furniture with store-bought disinfectant sprays. This crucial first step prevents viruses and germs from entering the storage facility.

Disinfect Wooden Furniture

Hard surfaces, such as wooden tables and dressers, are easier to clean than porous surfaces, such as upholstered chairs. As previously stated, begin by spraying the wooden furniture with disinfectant. Alternatively, use a homemade cleaning solution of dish soap, hot water, and white vinegar to clean it.

Cleaning professionals prefer vinegar as a disinfectant because it is safe, effective, and widely available. Although vinegar has an odor, it is only present for a short time. After the liquid dries, the odors of vinegar dissipate, making it an excellent disinfectant for hard surfaces.

After that, disinfectant wipes should be used to clean the furniture. Clorox makes disinfectant wipes that are effective against a variety of viruses and germs. The wipes remove any remaining stains on the furniture while disinfecting the hard surface. On challenging stains, use Magic Eraser.

Disinfect Upholstered Furniture

Upholstered furniture is porous and requires a different disinfection method. Many people who repurpose furniture swear by their homemade disinfectant mixtures. A cup of baking soda mixed with ten drops of eucalyptus oil, for example, can be used successfully.

In a powder bottle, combine the baking soda and oil. The mixture should be sprinkled over the upholstered furniture. Allow the mixture to sit on the furniture for about two hours. Then, using a vacuum attachment with an upholstery brush, vacuum the baking soda away from the furniture and clean it.

Upholstered couch cleaning and disinfection is a more involved process. 

Before beginning the cleaning and disinfection process, the cushions should be removed. Scrub the baking soda mixture into the fabric (with a brush if necessary), paying special attention to the areas behind the seatback and armrests.

If the weather permits, take the used furniture piece outside and expose it to the sun. Allow the products to dry in the sun for a few hours. After the time specified, vacuum up the baking soda mixture, which will have absorbed any odors and moisture.

Using a steam cleaner on used upholstered furniture will thoroughly clean and disinfect it. The device penetrates the fabric and thoroughly disinfects it by providing a deep clean. The heat from the steam cleaner not only kills bacteria but also removes tough stains.

Used furniture can be effectively disinfected using enzyme cleaners.

Enzyme cleaners, on the other hand, are designed for specific materials like leather or wood. The right enzyme cleaner will remove odor-causing bacteria, odors, and stains.

Commercial Cleaning and Disinfection Service

Disinfecting used furniture has become even more important in the post-Covid-19 era. Many disinfectant products kill the Coronavirus, so using them when bringing used furniture home is critical for health and safety reasons. Hiring a professional for disinfection services is another way to ensure health safety.

Professional cleaning and disinfection services can assist in protecting your employees, visitors, and customers from viruses that cause illness, such as the Coronavirus, flu virus, and other well-known viruses.

Technicians clean the building’s interior in two stages, first removing dust and debris and then disinfecting it to eliminate pathogens. High-touch objects, such as light switches and doorknobs, as well as high-traffic areas, are disinfected by specialists.

Cleaning and disinfection services are provided by highly trained technicians who wear personal protective equipment and follow all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. If one of your employees becomes ill while working in your office, the area will be quarantined to prevent cross-contamination.

For all of your commercial disinfecting needs, call White Glove Restoration.

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