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Upholstery Cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning

While there are some similarities between fibers used in carpet and upholstery cleaning, many of the subtle differences are where problems may occur.  The differences are in the weaves, dyes and blends as well as the sizing used in many of the more delicate fabrics.

Before cleaning, inconspicuous areas are tested for colorfastness.  If there are woven patterns, testing must be done to determine if there is more than 1 fiber being used.  In some instances such as a cotton and polyester blend, the cotton could shrink while the polyester does not  and causes the fabric to “pucker”.

Because we are trained and certified by the IICRC, we are familiar with the varied characteristics of the wide variety of fabrics and blends and also are knowledgeable in a variety of safe cleaning methods.

While upholstery is more delicate than carpet, a good knowledge of fiber characteristics is critical in obtaining the best cleaning possible without damage.  Often, technicians are faced with pet issues, spills or food residues that requires special additives to the cleaning solutions to remove or treat these issues.

Care must also be taken when furnishings being cleaned have been exposed to direct sunlight for any extended period of time, as this can cause degradation of the material.

We offer a special fabric protector which may be applied after cleaning, which protects not only from spills and soiling, but also has an ultraviolet blocker to protect against degradation from sunlight.

Upholstery Cleaning

Fabric protectors usually remain effective for approximately 5 years.

Looking for a free estimate? Call us to set up an appointment at 757-487-0187.