Choose Your Weapon: Available Sofa Cleaning Products

There is a variety of sofa cleaning products on the market, from cleaning solutions that come in a spray bottle for individual use to more advanced power cleaning systems. Most powered vacuum systems are used for cleaning carpets, but can be equipped with a hand-held attachment that also works well for sofas. The type of product needed will depend upon the type of upholstery on the sofa.

Chem-Dry Stain Extinguisher

Chem-Dry's Stain Extinguisher, the company’s patented cleaning solution designed for consumer use, is a powerful carbonated stain remover that is designed to clean even the worst stains from a sofa. This cleaning solution is good for smaller stains or spills which do not necessarily require heavy-duty cleaning equipment from a professional upholstery cleaning technician. It is available for purchase at participating Home Depot locations.

OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

OxiClean is another major company that creates a variety of cleaning solution products of varying strengths to fit most upholstery needs. OxiClean's Versatile Stain Remover Powder is designed for all types of stains around the house, including stains on a sofa. Water is used to activate this sofa cleaning agent, which creates a bubbling oxygen powder to powerfully lift embedded dirt from upholstery. The stain remover is also available in a scent and dye-free formula.

Woolite Fabric and Upholstery Cleaner Foam

The Woolite Fabric and Carpet Cleaners business was started in the 1980s by Boyle Midway Company, and it is now a leading brand in upholstery cleaning products. The company's Fabric and Upholstery Cleaner Foam is a powerful upholstery cleaning solution that contains a Scotchgard protector designed to keep a sofa from becoming re-soiled after cleaning. Woolite has also added a fabric refresher and a deodorizing agent, which keeps upholstery smelling fresh and clean.

Rotovac Powerwand with Upholstery Tool

There are many powered vacuum tools on the market that can be used for upholstery cleaning. One of these is the Rotovac Powerwand with Upholstery Tool. This rotary vacuum uses specially designed heads that clean in all directions, rather than just back and forth. In order to clean a sofa with the Powerwand, it is also necessary to purchase the Rotovac's Upholstery Tool, which is a hand-held attachment. Used together, the Powerwand and Upholstery Tool prevent over-spray and drips.

RugDoctor Mighty Pro X3 with Universal Hand Tool

Even since being established in 1998, RugDoctor has provided consumers and professional upholstery cleaners with some of the best products on the market. Their new RugDoctor Mighty Pro X3 provides a complete home upholstery cleaning system. The system uses a three step process to clean upholstery and carpets: injection, agitation, and extraction. When combined with the Universal Hand Tool, the RugDoctor Mighty Pro X3 becomes an even more powerful and effective upholstery cleaning machine.

Whether you are looking to do some major cleaning or are just looking to clean minor stains on your sofa at home, it will be necessary to choose the correct products to finish the job. While smaller jobs may require only a bottle of the proper cleaning solution, larger jobs may need the assistance of a powered cleaning system.