Sanitizing Used Furniture

November 20, 2014

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.  Not only can you find some incredible pieces of furniture, but you can get some great deals as well.  Nonetheless, you will want to clean and disinfect this furniture before bringing it into your home.  This is important so that you do not bring germs or bacteria into your home. It will also help to rid used furniture of unpleasant odors. 

First thing, 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 or call in professionals like Chem-Dry who will use professional strength sanitizer to eliminate unhealthy bacteria. 

After 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 calling Chem-Dry who specializes in eliminating unwanted odors, not just masking them including pet 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!


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