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Professional Upholstery Cleaners In Action
There are many different types of upholstery. Types of upholstery are:
- mattresses and pillows (usually made of upholstered foam or innerspring)
- fabric upholstered furniture such as upholstered dining chairs, armchairs, loveseats, sofas, couches and sectionals.
- upholstered booths,
- upholstery drapes
- upholstered benches (similar to sofas, but wider and typically used in churches or auditoriums)
- upholstery headboards (which have fabric on the back that wraps around an entire wall then is attached to a metal frame with wooden legs at the bottom of it)
- upholstery chairs
- upholstery ottomans
- Home items with upholstery can also be found outside on patio sets or barbecues.
Upholstery require special cleaning because they are materials that can get dirty quickly because of all the contact points with bodily fluids. Upholstery should be cleaned at least every six months because bacteria can build up quickly in these materials. Upholstered furniture also needs deep cleaning when it has been in a room with a smoker or has been exposed to pets.
Upholstery also needs deep cleaning when it is not used any longer and you are going to sell the furniture, donate it or store it away for an extended period of time. Upholstery fabrics need special care because they can be damaged by water so upholstered fabric require special upholstery cleaners.
Upholstered sofas and mattresses require special care because they are made of foam or springs that cannot withstand a lot of moisture due to their porous nature. Most mattresses don’t require any sort of special chemical treatment or spot cleaning unless they are soiled beyond wearability.
Mattresses have upholstery as well so they also need special attention too because of the additional fabric coverings that can become dirty such as sheets or comforters. To remove these stains you may want to consider dry cleaning with a mattress cleaner machine which has powerful suction for the purpose. Sometimes we advise that your best option is dry cleaning because it will indeed remove the dirt and debris from deep within the fiber that a steam cleaner or vacuum cleaner can’t reach. Upholstery dry cleaning is performed by a technician who will use a gas-powered machine with powerful suction and heated air to extract the dirt from those deep fibers.
If necessary, we may invite our upholsterer who is a skilled professional who restores furniture upholstery to a like-new condition. Our upholsterers can clean and repair mattresses, sofas and chairs as well as office cubicles, desks and other items with upholstery.
After upholstery cleaning is performed, the furniture will have a fresh new look that lasts for many years to come.
Why is upholstery cleaning important?
- Upholstery carries a lot of dirt, which can breed germs causing illness if not cleaned regularly. For health and hygiene, upholstered furniture should be vacuumed and cleaned every six months. In addition to this, upholstered items are susceptible to stains that may become permanent over time. It’s also possible for fibers in the upholstery to degrade if upholstery is not cleaned regularly.
- Upholstery can have all sorts of stains, such as: soda spills, pet fur and animal waste. These are difficult to remove with only soap and water. The solution is using a professional upholstery cleaner who will know the best way to deal with these tough tasks which may involve special soaps or chemicals.
- One of the largest benefits to having your upholstery cleaned is how it removes toxic residues left behind on fabrics which helps keep upholstered items strong and looking their best!
- Make sure you always have your upholstered items cleaned by professionals. Upholstery cleaning is something that’s best left in hands of experts who know how to handle different types of fabric with care – leaving them looking beautiful for as long as possible!
Our professional upholstery cleaners are specialists in cleaning upholstery.
Upholstery cleaning falls under three categories:
- surface dirt (dirt that comes off easily, and these usually require dry cleaning)
- soiled upholstery where cleaning products are required, and
- upholstery that is stained or damaged and requires restoration.
The professional upholstery cleaning we provide includes:
- We vacuum the upholstery
- We clean all stains and odors from the fabric
- And we bring your upholstery back to life with the use to appropriate cleaning products
The types of stains encountered in upholstery cleaning are:
- food stains
These are the main culprits for upholstery to need cleaning because they can be very difficult or impossible to remove by just wiping them with a rag.
Other upholstery stains include
These stains are more common in public buildings. Other stains include
- baby formula
In hotels and lounges, upholstery stains include
- cigarette smoke
Upholstery Cleaning Process
The process of upholstery cleaning can vary depending on what type of furniture needs to be cleaned. The best way to clean furniture with upholstery can depend on the type of upholstery, how often it should be cleaned, what has spilled onto the surface and more.
The target of professional upholstery cleaning is upholstery that is soiled, stained or damaged.
When upholstery is cleaned, the chemical or solution used on it penetrates into the fabric and breaks down dirt. After a few minutes of soaking time, upholstery items are rinsed thoroughly to remove any residue that has been left behind. Dry cleaning solutions for upholstered furniture can be applied via dry-cleaning
- The process of upholstery cleaning starts by identifying the type of stain(s), cleaning them with a pre-approved cleaner for that kind of stain. Professionals can check for pet hair, dirt and dust in upholstery before the cleaning process begins.
- The next step is to treat it again as necessary until the stains are gone. Upholstery cleaners often use different types or grade chemical agents which will depend on what type of stain is encountered The upholstery cleaning process is similar to carpet cleaning because it requires vacuuming the surface of upholstered furniture first and then spraying a pre-treatment on soiled areas. A machine called an extractor can also be used in some cases for heavily soiled fabrics.
- Our upholstery cleaners use detergents that contain enzymes which break down proteins in order to clean up what is spilled on fabric materials. The upholstery cleaner then sprays or wipes the surface of stains with a water and soap solution, which is left to soak for some time until it dries naturally. The upholstery cleaner may also use steam extraction using a hot water vacuum machine that blows out humid air mixed with chemicals used in upholstery cleaning. There are two types of upholstery cleaners: Dry-cleaning solvents and water-based cleaning solutions. Solvent based cleaners typically leave a chalky residue that can attract dirt, so they’re usually not recommended for use on fabrics with deep pile.
While we perform our upholstery cleaning, our professional upholstery cleaners usually wear a suit that covers their whole body so as to avoid direct contact with the fabric and upholstery during cleaning. Disposable coveralls or disposable gloves can be worn when there is a high concentration of fabric.
Typical Cleaning agents used in upholstery cleaning are: soaps, detergents, enzymatic cleaners and bleach. We make sure to avoid the risk of fire and toxic fumes by using products that are safe for your type of fabric.
The upholstery cleaning equipment we use in professional upholstery cleaning include:
- Upholstered furniture protectors (to prevent soiling)
- A powerful vacuum system (which cleans deep down into cracks and crevices)
- One or more specialty machines built specifically to clean fabrics
- Upstreamers which remove dust mites, pollen, bacteria, pet dander & other allergies
Precautions we take during upholstery cleaning include the following
- never saturate upholstery with more water than it can absorb
- avoid using a steam cleaner on vinyl and plastic surfaces. It may melt them!
- Always read the label before applying any chemicals to upholstery or carpets
- upholstery and carpets should be completely dry before you use them again
- upholstery cleaning is a dirty process so wear clothes that can get stained or ruined.
- It’s best to have the furniture pushed toward an open door, hallway or other space where it will not disrupt traffic flow like hallways in buildings.