Many people enjoy searching for quality used furniture at places like garage sales, consignment stores, and antique stores. It can be even better if you simply inherit a piece of furniture from a relative or friend. You can get some great deals that can save you a lot of money. That being said, it is important to thoroughly disinfect and clean your new furniture additions before bringing them into your home. The last thing you want is to bring unwanted germs, bacteria, or any unpleasant odors into your home.
The first thing that you should do to your new furniture is to get it properly disinfected. Some common ways to do this is by purchasing sanitizing wipes, aerosol sprays, or to create your mixture of vinegar and warm water. If you’re not a ‘do it yourself’ type of person, contact your local Chem-Dry professional who will use a professional strength sanitizer to eliminate any unhealthy bacteria.
After your used furniture is all sanitized and disinfected, the next step is to begin to remove any unwanted odors that may be present. Simply using fabric deodorizers to try and get rid of the musty smell won’t be enough. This is because most of these odors are caused by moisture that has been trapped in the fabric, or from pets. We recommend cleaning the fabric with warm water and vinegar, or using baking soda. If you are unsuccessful, contact Old Dominion Chem-Dry and let the experts handle all your needs and eliminate unwanted odors instead of just masking them.
Once this process is complete and your recently acquired furniture is all fresh, cleaned, and sanitized, you can begin to enjoy your new treasures and have the peace of mind you need!