Why are garage sales, thrift shops, and antique stores so much fun? Probably because you can find some sweet deals! If you ever buy used furniture from one of these places, or even if you are given some old old furniture from a friend or family member, there are some steps you should take to ensure that the furniture is clean and ready to use. The last thing you would want is to bring germs, bacteria, and unpleasant odors into your home. So here’s what you should do:

Step #1: Disinfect the furniture

While there are a variety of different ways you can disinfect a piece of furniture, including sanitizing wipes, aerosol sprays, or DIY mixtures of vinegar and warm water, the most effective way to disinfect upholstered furniture is to call a professional cleaning company like Chem-Dry Four Seasons, who will use a professional strength sanitizer to remove unhealthy germs.

Step #2: Eliminate Odor

Now that your furniture is clean, you need to get rid of that old, musty smell. Lots of used furniture has undesirable odors planted deep within its fibers. Fabric fresheners and deodorizers will help, but won’t completely get rid of the smell. Again, there are a few different options. You can use baking soda, or call the team at Chem-Dry Four Seasons. Our professional upholstery cleaning services are designed specifically to remove even the worst odors (like pet urine odors).

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! For any cleaning services in the Snohomish County area, call Chem-Dry Four Seasons and schedule an appointment today!

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