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Old 11.06.2012, 10:50
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Steam cleaning

We have some cheap unremovable fabric Ikea sofa's in desperate need of a deep clean. They are covered in the usual stains caused by babies and toddlers.

Recommendation for cleaning, or rental of cleaning equipment? We thought maybe renting a steam cleaner, but Zug doesn't seem to have a "yellow pages", nor can I find references to anyone doing a rental service in the local rag.

Note: Why would we buy sofa's with unremovable fabric covers with a 2 year old and a 3 month old in the house? Because we're TOTAL MUPPETS, that's why.
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Old 11.06.2012, 11:54
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We have some cheap unremovable fabric Ikea sofa's in desperate need of a deep clean. They are covered in the usual stains caused by babies and toddlers.

Recommendation for cleaning, or rental of cleaning equipment? We thought maybe renting a steam cleaner, but Zug doesn't seem to have a "yellow pages", nor can I find references to anyone doing a rental service in the local rag.

Note: Why would we buy sofa's with unremovable fabric covers with a 2 year old and a 3 month old in the house? Because we're TOTAL MUPPETS, that's why.
i realised that my sofa covers were not removable and i'm also trying to think of a good way to clean the bugger...
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Old 11.06.2012, 12:15
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Re: Steam cleaning

Apparently you can rent carpet cleaners at Obi. Not sure how close the nearest is to Zug, however.

http://www.obich.ch/ch/services/mark...ofi/index.html

Alternatively, you can rent one at this pharmacy in Cham:

http://www.dropa.ch/de-ch/standorte/...erie-cham.aspx

("Vermietung von Teppichreinigungsgeräten")

Or Coop Bau & Hobby (Hinterbergstrasse 8, 6330 Cham):

http://www.coop.ch/pb/site/bauhobby/...Lde/index.html
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Old 11.06.2012, 12:20
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Re: Steam cleaning

I used some car-fabric upholstery cleaner on some marks made on ours and it worked well.

It probably wouldn't work for a big area though.
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Re: Steam cleaning

You are better off contacting a cleaning firm (the type that do apartment cleanings) as they have steam cleaning equipment. It is used on carpets but they will have attachments for sofas.

BUT, I have to caution you, that cleaning upholstered items is always a challenge, it is expensive, and the results may be disappointing. Many sofas and chairs are not sold with covers that can be removed and it is highly recommended to scotchguard these fabrics first.

This is why leather is so popular. Some people use sofa throws, which helps a bit (mainly with pet hair as opposed to stains).

I am selling a sofa on behalf of a client in Zug
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