Most upholstered furniture can be “wet” cleaned. Wet cleaning furniture is also referred to as hot water extraction (steam) cleaning. In wet cleaning, a mild hot (depending on fabric type) water-based solution is applied to the fabric. The solution breaks down and liquefies soils and spots. Then, the liquefied soils and spots are vacuum extracted and the fabric is rinsed. Wet cleaning is the most effective way to clean fabric upholstery.
Upholstery should only be dry cleaned if the fabric can not be cleaned with a water-based solution, due to color bleeding, fading, and so on. Due to safety concerns with using dry cleaning solvents on-site, we do not offer furniture dry cleaning at this time.
Knowing The Difference
Furniture manufacturers and retailers often place a recommended cleaning code on a tag. The tags generally use “W” for water-based/ wet cleaning, “S” for solvent-based/ dry cleaning. On very rare occasions an “X” code indicates neither water or solvent based solutions can be used. If no cleaning code is present, training and experience are the only way to truly determine how upholstery should be cleaned. And, we have the knowledge and experience to properly identify the cleaning method for your fine fabrics.
Leather Upholstery Cleaning
Leather benefits greatly from professional cleaning, just like fabric. And, in addition to fabric, we are leather furniture cleaning experts. Our leather furniture cleaning process not only thoroughly cleans leather, but conditioner and protector are included at no extra cost.
Residential and Commercial
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