Upholstery can trap dirt, allergens and soils that wear down the fibers and dull the appearance. With upholstery cleaning from Chet’s Cleaning, your furniture will be revived and renewed for a cleaner, enhanced look. We inspect upholstery for fiber type, physical defects, color fastness and staining. After, we use fabric-friendly cleaners that safely remove maximum soil.
If you’re in need of upholstery cleaning for your sectional, sofa, ottomans, and other furniture pieces, then we have you covered. Whether you have fabrics like leather or microfiber, we have the expert technicians and equipment to get the job done right.
HOW WE CLEAN UPHOLSTERY STEP BY STEP
STEP 1. TESTING THE FABRIC (P,G,S)
All fabrics are tested before engaging in the cleaning process. Materials are examined for possibilities of color loss and bleeding and to ensure that proper fabric size is maintained.
Benefit: By pre-testing the fabric being worked on, our technicians can effectively clean any fabric, yielding the best outcome.
STEP 2. PRE-CLEANING – DRY SOIL EXTRACTION (P,G,S)
All upholstery is thoroughly vacuumed prior to cleaning. We use the power and health benefits of our truck-mounted equipment to achieve the best results.
Benefit: Upholstered fabrics can hide a substantial number of unhealthy contaminants that must be removed prior to any cleaning method. These contaminants are impossible to remove once the upholstery becomes wet from further cleaning agents.
STEP 3. PRE-CONDITIONING – (CLEANING AGENT) (P,G,S*)
We have at least 4 cleaning solutions available; it is the Pre-Testing that determines which solution is safe and most effective for your fabric. Our experts will only use the appropriate cleaning solution for your fabric. It may be necessary to clean a fabric several times to achieve the desired results.
Benefit: Only properly formulated products can safely dislodge the types of soil fabrics incur.
If necessary the technician will have you sign a waiver if a stronger cleaning solution is necessary to remove the soil or stain(s). WE will only use safe cleaning solutions unless YOU accept the risk of using something stronger. While we are experts, we do not have a crystal ball and cannot guarantee a result, or the unforeseen consequences of using cleaning solutions that did not test safely.
STEP 4. SOIL SUSPENSION – (WASH) (P,G)
The Pre-Conditioner (cleaning Solution) is agitated into the fabric further loosening the soil and or stain(s). Our expert cleaning technicians use only the appropriate amount of agitation necessary to loosen the soils. they make decisions based on stains, soil level, fiber content and weave to determine the proper method of agitation.
There are 3 levels of agitation that we may employ, Horse hairbrush, gently wiping with a towel or the mechanical agitation of a soft bristle brush. Only a highly trained professional will use the appropriate method(s) necessary for the safest and most thorough results.
Benefit: Stubborn soil that was locked into fibers will be gently massag
STEP 5. RINSE AND EXTRACT (P,G,S*)
This step rinses without wetting the fill beneath the fabric. We employ state-of-the-art extraction tools, like the one shown below, that gently lift the fabric from the fill or foam, ensuring a thorough rinse without harmful over-wetting.
Some fabrics may be dry cleaned and rinsed with the appropriate solvent. Rest assured our highly trained and caring technicians will rinse and extract properly leaving your fabrics as healthy and residue-free as possible.
Benefit: All soil and residue will be removed leaving fabric bright, soft and healthy.
STEP 6. DRYING (P,G,S)
In order to increase drying efficiency, we use air movers directly on each piece cleaned. The faster the material is dried the better the end result. Furniture should be dry within a few hours after the completion of our process, not days, and many delicate fabrics are dry within minutes. Having the ability to speed dry fabrics, allows us to safely re-clean problem areas and quality check the finished results
STEP 7. REPEAT STEPS 4, 5, AND 6 (P)
As needed on cushions and arms or other soiled areas.
Having the ability to speed dry fabrics, allows us to safely re-clean problem areas and check the finish results.
STEP 8. OPTIONAL PROTECTION APPLICATION
We use “Ultimate Protection” a premium protection guard against soil, stains, and Ultraviolet fading and sun degradation. Or…
We use “Platinum Protection LM” this is water-based protection that guards against soil, and stains.
Depending on the fabric type, and fading concerns you and our technicians can make the appropriate decision. Both protections come with a 1 Year Guarantee*.
Benefit: Fabric protection keeps your fabrics clean longer and protects many stains from becoming permanent. This includes fabrics on sofas, loveseats, chairs, recliners, sectionals, armoires, and more.
While no protection makes a fabric sun, stain or soil proof it makes impractical fibers and fabrics more practical.
Our furniture upholstery cleaners will take their time with your furniture. After examining your upholstery, they will determine the best furniture cleaning method to safely achieve the desired results.
To extend the life of your upholstery cleaning, we can apply a protector that aids in the prevention of damage from harmful dirt and spills.
From food to kids to pets, your home is filled with odors that can become trapped in the fibers of your upholstery. That’s why we recommend an application of our deodorizer.
Fabrics We Clean ↗
We clean silk, linen, velvets, chenille, satin and other fabrics most cleaners are “afraid to touch.”
Furniture We Clean ↗
Sectionals, Sofas, Loveseats, Chairs, Ottomans, Dining Chairs, Mattress, and more.
Critical Questions to Ask When Selecting the Right Upholstery Cleaner
- Do they test fabrics before engaging in the cleaning process?
- Do they thoroughly vacuum before cleaning?
- Do they pre-condition before cleaning?
- Do they use air movers to aid in drying?
- Do they use an agitation step or do they just flush and extract?
- Do they use a rinse agent that leaves your fabric bright and chemically residue-free?
- Do they use premium cleaning agents that are safe and effective?
- Do they use premium UV protection that maintains and prolongs the life of your fabrics?
How To Clean Upholstery?
Cleaning upholstery can vary greatly based on the fabric. Before you clean upholstery make sure you check the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. Typically, the tag of any upholstered furniture will have one of four different letters on it.
W — You can clean this material using water.
S — No water. You’ll need to purchase a special solvent-based cleaner.
WS — You can use water or a solvent-based cleaner on this sofa.
X — Vacuum only.
This will help you choose the appropriate cleaning method.
How Long Will It Take For My Furniture To Dry?
Your specific upholstery fabric will determine which cleaning method we use. While the cleaning method along with optional protector application determines the drying time, typical dry time ranges from 2-6 hours.
Where Can I Find An Upholstery Cleaner Near Me?
You can find an upholstery cleaner near you on our website in the upper right-hand corner. Or give Chet’s Cleaning a call at 248-587-8343 and our customer service team will help you.