Upholstery Cleaning Frome
Our 8-Stage Professional Upholstery Cleaning Process
Fabric furniture is probably one of the most heavily used pieces of furniture in your home, and as a result, it can quickly show signs of dirt and soil.
As well as making them look like new again, having your fabric furnishings professionally cleaned helps to extend their life span.
Our technicians have received the necessary training and equipment to correctly identify the fabrics in question and select the most appropriate cleaning method for each one.
As a result, any potential fabric damage from a do-it-yourself clean is prevented.
Upholstery uses a wide variety of fabrics, and one of the most critical steps is correctly identifying each one.
In the same way that our carpet cleaning service follows a methodical approach, we make sure that great results are achieved every time by first identifying the fabric and then performing an initial vacuum.
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
We go over the furniture with a cloth, mitt, or drill brush to work the prespray deeper into the fibres and loosen any stubborn dirt.
We may not agitate some items due to the presence of weak fibres, which will be determined during the 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
After spray extraction, we’ll go over your upholstery again to see if there are any spots or stains that need to be addressed.
We’ll use an appropriate stain treatment and, to the extent possible, only use environmentally friendly chemicals.
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?
Your soft furnishings serve as a breeding ground for bacteria, and pathogens and dirt can accumulate to the point where they pose a threat to your health.
Every time someone sits down on a sofa or chair, these organisms can be released into the environment.
In your soft furnishings, you’ll find numerous hiding places, such as down the side of an arm, under the cushions, and elsewhere. crumbs, dirt, dust, and, occasionally, 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.
We take pride in our home and want it to look its best, especially when we have visitors like our friends and neighbours 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 find the words “clean them regularly” and “use a professional.”
So why not follow the manufacturer’s recommendations?
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.
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.
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.
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.