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Sofa Cleaning | Settee Cleaning | 3-Piece Suite Cleaning
Our 8-Stage Professional Upholstery Cleaning Process
When it comes to furniture, it’s easy to see how quickly dirt and soil accumulate on fabric furnishings because they are so frequently used in homes like yours.
As well as making them look like new again, having your fabric furnishings professionally cleaned helps to extend their lifespan.
Our technicians have received the necessary training and equipment to correctly identify the fabrics in question and choose the most appropriate cleaning method for each one..
This prevents the fabrics from being damaged during the cleaning process, which can happen when performing a DIY clean.
Upholstery uses a wide variety of fabrics, and one of the most critical parts of the process is correctly identifying each of them.
Like our carpet cleaning, every step of the process is meticulously planned, from the initial vacuuming to the use of a wet or dry cleaning system to guarantee excellent results each and every time.
1/ Inspection /Survey
This step is even more critical when it comes to upholstery because there are so many more fibre and fabric types and a greater chance of things going wrong if they are not correctly identified.
We will conduct a test to determine the upholstery’s construction and will also ask questions about it to ascertain its history.
2/ Crush and croc test
These are further tests to help choose the best cleaning solution and cleaning method for your upholstery to ensure no damage is caused.
During this process we will also be testing for dye bleed to ensure there is no colour run during the clean.
3/ Dry soil extraction
We give the upholstery a thorough hoover using our commercial grade, twin motor, upright hoover.
80 – 85% of dirt is dry soiling, removing this first is important to prevent the particles clinging to the fibres when wet and to avoid wick back.
4. Prespray & Agitation
Working the prespray into the fibre with a cloth, mitt or drill brush allows us to loosen any stubborn dirt that has stuck to the piece of furniture.
In some cases, we may not agitate certain items because of their delicate fibres, which will be determined at the time of inspection.
Spray extraction offers the deepest clean (when carried out by trained professionals) for your carpets.
A rinse is applied onto the upholstery and drawn back out by our top of the range extraction machine and upholstery hand tools.
6. Spot Treatment
Our technicians will then go over your upholstery again to see if any spots or stains need to be treated.
Wherever possible, we’ll stick with environmentally friendly chemicals when treating stains.
7. Pile Brush
Once the cleaning process is finished its important to go over the furniture with a special brush to reset the pile in its correct position.
This is often overlooked and if not carried out can result in pile damage and the upholstery looking different shades in different parts on some occasions.
8. Stain Protection
If you have chosen to have our stain protector this is the stage we will apply it.
Stain protectors will help when it comes to removing any future spills or dirt BUT they are not bulletproof!
Why get your soft furnishings cleaned?
Microorganisms thrive in soft furnishings, and pathogens and dirt can accumulate to the point where they pose a threat to your overall health.
With each time someone sits down on a sofa or chair, they have the potential to release these organisms into the environment.
There are numerous nooks and crannies in your soft furnishings, including down the side of the arm, under the cushions, and numerous other places to hide. Crumbs, dirt, dust, and the occasional piece of pocket change accumulate in all of these areas.
Lift up your cushion and have a quick look at what’s underneath you may be surprised what you find.
It’s all a breeding ground for germs and dust mites which if left can have serious effects on yours and your family’s health.
Saves you money and keeps it comfortable
You have likely invested a significant sum on your sofa and chairs and as such you want them to last a long time.
Having them cleaned regularly will do just this as well as keeping them comfortable.
If left they could start to show signs of wear.
Specific areas, such as the arms and headrest, where grease, dirt and sweat build up can start to break down the fibres and create patches or even holes over time.
It’s important to us that our house looks its best, especially when we have visitors like friends and family over.
Having your soft furnishings cleaned by a professional will ensure that your guests return to your home.
Why use a professional?
It’s in the wording “professional”, we have the correct, training, knowledge and experience along with top of the range equipment and the latest cleaning solutions to get the job done RIGHT.
There’s many types of fabrics and fibres in soft furnishings (more so than carpets) and choosing the wrong cleaning method or solution could cause irreversible damage.
Every step of our process has been designed to give the best possible results whilst eliminating the risk of causing any damage to the soft furnishings.
They’re manufactured with the expectation they’ll need cleaning
On the care label of most sofas and chairs, you’ll see the words “clean them regularly” and “use a professional.”
If something is recommended by the manufacturer, why not follow their lead?
Would you have a go at plastering your house, or installing a new boiler?
I’m guessing not. You would choose a professional, do the same with your upholstery.
We have never had to make a claim on our insurance but as a business, it’s critical that we have all the right coverage.
If something does go wrong, you can rest assured that we have a plan in place to deal with it.
Since many cowboys will overlook this aspect of their business, you should always check before hiring anyone, and this goes without saying for any tradesmen you bring in to perform work for you..
If however, you are unsure of anything you can always pick up the phone and give us a call.
We are always more than happy to have a chat and answer any concerns.
Whilst we have never had to call our insurance to make a claim it is vital as a professional company we make sure we have all the correct insurance.
Should anything ever go wrong you can rest easy that we have it in place and can resolve any issues that should arise.
There are a lot of cowboys out there who will overlook this aspect of their business so always make sure you ask before booking anyone, this goes without saying for any tradesmen you have in to carry out work.
However, if you have any questions, you can always give us a ring.
To address any questions or concerns, we are always available.