We are able to safely dry and steam clean all upholstered items in your home. This includes items like sofas, chairs, recliners, benches, mattresses, headboards, and lampshades.
Here are some important things to know about furniture fabrics.
Furniture fabrics must be carefully inspected so that the correct cleaning method is used. Some fabrics (silks, linens, etc.) should always be dry cleaned. Other fabrics (wool, cotton, rayon, poly-blend, ultrasuede/microfiber) are normally steam-cleanable. The use of incorrect cleaning agents can lead to permanent staining and fabric damage.
Here are some helpful tips to maintain and prolong the life of your furniture:
1. Keep your furniture out of direct sunlight to prevent fabric fading or damage.
2. Vacuum your upholstered furniture as much as possible. Remember, abrasive soil settles on upholstery just as much as it does on a hard surface such as a floor or a shelf of knickknacks.
3. Avoid leaving newspapers on your furniture. Ink can accumulate and is very hard to remove.
4. Don’t cover your upholstery with dark-colored blankets or sheets. The dyes can rub off onto other fabric when dry or bleed when wet.
5. For high-use furniture, it’s a good idea to beat the cushions (often) and then vacuum and rotate them. This can help in distributing the wear. Do not remove cushion covers for dry cleaning or machine washing even if they have zippers.
Remember, all upholstery fabrics are different and can’t be cleaned the same way. Before using a store-bought spotter, check the labels on your furniture.
Furniture makers now attach tags with cleaning codes noted. “W” means it is wet-cleanable, “S” means solvent-clean, “W/S” means either wet or solvent clean and finally “X” means dry vacuum only. No type of cleaning agent whatsoever can be used on this type of fabric. Generally, cleaning should be done between 1 and 2 years depending on the furniture’s location, use and exposure to soiling. The American Furniture Manufacturers Association states that if a fabric is exposed to excessive or heavy soiling, it may be permanently stained.
Our goal is to remove normal soiling without changing the color, texture or finish of a fabric.
Before cleaning, you should tell the technician how old the furniture is, if you have used any spotters or cleaners on it yourself or if the piece has ever been reupholstered.
Depending on the type of fabric, different methods of cleaning will be used by us.
Dry solvent cleaning is thought of as the safest method. Hot water extraction cleaning is the most effective way to remove heavy soils, provided the fabric is compatible with this method. This is also the preferred method for restorative cleaning and for sanitized cleaning.
Applying fabric protection can increase the life of your upholstery. However, it does not eliminate the need for proper fabric care. It doesn’t put a plastic cover on it. Loose dirt should still be vacuumed up on a regular basis and spills and stains should be cleaned away as quickly as possible.
We also offer carpet and upholstery cleaning of cars, trucks, SUV’s and campers. Call for pricing details.