Professional Upholstery Cleaning Steps
1. Evaluating the Condition of the Upholstery
As with carpet cleaning it is important for our technicians to inspect the furniture closely, and determine if there is any damage, what kind of fabric it is, and if there are any stains that may be difficult to remove. Different fabrics require slightly different cleaning techniques. The price will vary dependent on the severity of soiling and the amount of time it will take to clean.
2. Pre-Conditioning & Extraction
Once we have educated our customers about what needs to be done, normally we will begin by applying our upholstery cleaner one section at a time, followed by agitation with a brush, and a thorough rinsing. The rinse restores a neutral ph level and water pressure is minimized to prevent over-saturation or the possibility of browning.
3. Brushing & Drying
Some fabrics require quick brushing directly after upholstery cleaning to dry the fibers in the correct position. If the upholstery is cotton, an air mover will be used to dry the furniture rapidly. Usually the upholstery will take an hour or less to completely dry. You will be able to see a substantial difference as it dries.
4. Final Touches & Teflon Protection
When the technician is done with the cleaning, they will ask you to take a look at your furniture. We always want to make sure you’re happy. Then you will be asked if you would like us to apply our Teflon protectant, to prevent staining in the future. Scotchguard is an older, less effective protectant. Teflon will not prevent your carpet or upholstery from getting dirty, but it will prevent permanent staining. Although it is strongly suggested, it is not a required step.