Upholstery Cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning Benefits

For most people, buying upholstery is a time consuming process that entails making a string of decisions concerning issues such as color, fabric and style. In addition, budgetary considerations also come into play. It makes sense that once a decision has been made, you want it to be the right one, and you want to keep the furniture in use as long as possible. The best way to ensure that your upholstered pieces service you for as long as possible is to take proper care of them. This means weekly brushing and vacuuming and deep cleaning once every two to three years.

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning upholstery is an essential element in upholstery care. For best results, upholstery should be deep cleaned at regular intervals, yet often this is not the case. Instead, sofas, loveseats, chairs, ottomans and other upholstered pieces are left to accumulate the flotsam and jetsam or everyday life: dirt, dust, hair, fur, sloughed skin cells, pet dander, dust mites, food crumbs, body oils, etc. Vacuuming will remove some of the superficial residue, but a certain amount of pollutants inevitably penetrate through fibers to find their way to the base of the fabric. Overtime, this buildup will cause the fabric to lose its vibrancy, and can even cause unpleasant odors.

Steps in Upholstery Deep Cleaning Inspection

The first step that is taken by Pure Air, Inc. upholstery technicians for deep cleaning is a thorough inspection. The purpose of this inspection is to determine upholstery fabric type so that the correct washing method will be used. In addition, the inspector identifies any areas that might require special treatment. Though professional upholstery cleaners prefer to use the extraction method, which is highly effective when it comes to spot removal, some stains may require pretreatment, or some other special treatment.

The next step by Pure Air’s techs is to thoroughly vacuum every fiber - including the back, underside and pillows. When animals are present in a household, your Pure Air technician will often brush the fabric before they vacuum. These simple step helps loosen strands of hair or fur that have become entangled in fabric fibers.

Upholstery cleaning is then carried out using the method most appropriate for the particular type of upholstery fabric. Options for upholstery fabrics cover an extensive range (cotton,
wool, leather, plastic, vinyl, etc.). Some of these options respond will to the high heat, low moisture extraction method. Other fabrics, however, need more alternative treatments such as shampooing, dry cleaning or hand washing.

Extraction upholstery cleaning uses the pure cleaning power of steam to flush out dirt from fabric fibers and simultaneously whisk way all the moisture - and all the grime along with it - through watertight tubes to a holding tank.