With the end of summer drawing near, it’s time to say goodbye to your backyard setup. If you have any type of outdoor living space, you likely have several patio cushions. Patio cushions are a costly investment, and you want to make sure you’re cleaning and storing them properly to enjoy for seasons to come.
While cleaning and storing patio cushions can be done at home, hiring a professional is always the best to ensure the job is being done properly. If you’d like to first try maintaining your patio cushions on your own, follow these tips.
Patio cushions endure a lot of wear and tear each and every day. Between the weather, outdoor critters, and people sitting on them, patio cushions can quickly lose their color and shape. Frequent cleaning should be done to maintain the cushions in between deep cleanings:
- Remove any dirt or debris with a bristled brush or vacuum cleaner.
- Spot clean with a simple solution of 1 tablespoon of Borax, 1 teaspoon of dish detergent, and 4 cups of warm water. Allow the solution to sit for 15 minutes and then rinse the cushion with cold water.
- Soak up oil stains with cornstarch, then wipe the excess away with a bristled brush.
A thorough, deep cleaning should be performed on a monthly basis. If the cushions are machine washable, follow the instructions on the tag. If the cushions are hand-wash only, soak them in the same solution as indicated above for 15 minutes. Rinse the cushions completely with cold water and allow them to air dry.
Professional Cleaning and Storing
If at-home cleaning is not enough for your patio cushions, consider hiring a professional. Not only will they return your cushions to their original glory, but they can also store your cushions in a safe, secure environment when they’re not in use.
At Triple S, we use our gentle hand cleaning process, which includes the application of our ProSeal fabric protector. By handwashing your cushions, we are able to minimize the shrinkage and insure each cushion will keep their shape and appearance.
You can bring your cushions into one of our 3 convenient locations, or let us perform a pick-up and delivery service at your home.
You don’t need to worry about where to store your cushions for the winter months. Not only do we store patio cushions, but we also store boat cushions as well. For long-term storage, Triple S will store them for you in our clean, dry, and temperature-controlled facilities. When the first of warmer spring weather comes, your cushion will be ready to be picked up or delivered. Contact us today to schedule a cleaning, or to store your cushions for the season!