Upholstery Cleaning Trowbridge

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..

This ensures the fabrics are not damaged in the cleaning process, which a DIY clean can often lead to.


Upholstery uses a wide variety of fabrics, and one of the most critical parts of the process is correctly identifying each one.

As with our carpet cleaning service, we take a methodical approach to ensure great results every time, starting with identifying the fabric and vacuuming it thoroughly before using a wet or dry cleaning system.

1/ Inspection /Survey

With upholstery, this step is even more critical because there are so many different fibre and fabric types that can go awry if they aren’t correctly identified.

As part of our investigation into the upholstery, we’ll conduct a series of tests to examine its construction, as well as inquire about 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 fibres, we wipe down the furniture with a cloth, mitt, or drill brush.

We may not agitate certain items due to the presence of weak fibres, which will be determined during the inspection.

5. Extraction

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 addressed.

We’ll use eco-friendly stain removal methods whenever possible.

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 are a breeding ground for bacteria, and pathogens and dirt can build up to the point where they can cause health risks.

These organisms can be released into the environment each time someone sits down on a sofa or chair.

There are many nooks and crannies in your soft furnishings, down the side of the arm, under the cushions and many more.

These are all collecting ground for crumbs, dirt, dust and sometimes pocket change J

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 mittes 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 friends and neighbours over.

Having your soft furnishings cleaned by a professional will ensure that your guests return to your home again and again.

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

Most sofas and chairs have care instructions on the label that state things like “clean them regularly” and “use a professional.”

Why not follow the manufacturer’s instructions?

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.


Even though we’ve never had to use our insurance to file a claim, it’s critical that a professional business like ours makes sure it has all the right insurance coverage in place.

You can relax knowing that if something goes wrong, we’ve got 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.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a ring at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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