a leather couch in need of a sanitizing

Sanitizing Used Furniture


It can be a lot of fun hunting for used furniture at garage sales, consignment stores, and antique stores.  You might even inherit a piece of furniture from a friend or relative.  This can mean you get some amazing deals on incredible pieces of furniture.  Something that many people don’t consider is the last time that furniture was cleaned.  Trust us, you’ll want to make it a priority to clean and disinfect used furniture before bringing it into your home.  Don’t bring unnecessary germs or bacteria into your home!  Plus, you can get rid of unpleasant odors.
First things first, you will want to be sure that your furniture is properly disinfected. There are a number of ways to disinfect your furniture. You can purchase sanitizing wipes, aerosol sprays, or create your own mixture of vinegar and warm water. Now, your best bet is going to be to (shameless plug) call John’s Chem-Dry because we can use professional strength sanitizer to eliminate unhealthy bacteria.
Once you have sanitized and disinfected your furniture, you can begin removing any unwanted odors. Since many of these odors can be caused by moisture that has been trapped in the fabric or pet odors, fabric fresheners and deodorizers won’t get rid of the musty smell. Instead, you should try cleaning the fabric with warm water and vinegar or using baking soda. Or better yet, you could once again call us. Chem-Dry specializes in eliminating unwanted odors (including pet odors), not just masking them.  Once you have taken these necessary steps, you will feel more comfortable snuggling up to this new (old) furniture in your home. Then you can truly begin to enjoy your new treasures!