Upholstery Cleaning Professionals
Your sofa and soft furnishings are often the closest things to heaven after a long day at work! They are also one of the most expensive items that you will ever buy for your home. No matter how carefully we treat them they will eventually stop looking their best.
Expert Upholstery Cleaners
Regular vacuuming is an important factor in maintaining the look and brightness of a fabric settee. Unremoved dust will alter the colours and detail of the material over time. After a while the discolouration cannot be removed by vacuuming alone
Dirt and oils transfer very easily from clothing and newsprint can often stain the arms of settees too. All soft furnishings are delicate, and colours can fade very easily if over worked, its often a good idea to let professional cleaners handle the job.
cleaning machines use twin suction vacuum removal when rinsing out the cleaning fluid. This means that the fabric is ‘touch dry’ immediately – as we leave so little moisture in the fabric. Leather presents a different set of problems when it needs cleaning
Upholstery Cleaning Costs
The cost to have your upholstered furniture cleaned depends mostly on two factors: the size of the furniture and the type of fabric it is made from.
Upholstery Cleaning and Care for Maximum Life
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No matter what type of fabric is chosen for your furniture, throughout its eventful life, it will require maintenance and upholstery cleaning to keep it looking as new as possible.
Furniture is perhaps one of the largest cash investments in most households, ranking with items such as the family car, carpets and a new kitchen. Also, fabric furnishings can get heavy use and show soil and dirt quickly. Therefore, regular maintenance (see upholstery cleaning & care guidelines) and professional upholstery cleaning will extend the life of the delicate upholstery fabrics significantly, as well as keeping them looking good.
Upholstery cleaning for appearance: Typically, this is the main reason someone makes the decision to perform sofa cleaning and chair cleaning.
Furniture cleaning for health: Upholstery dirt is much different than dirt on your carpets or rugs. Upholstery cleaning deals with things like body oils, body dander, cosmetics, hairspray, body sweat and other fluids as well as food and drinks that may get spilled. Also, if you have pets that get on the furniture, animal hair, animal body oil and other animal fluids work their way into the furniture fabric. Even though your upholstery may not look dirty, dirt is accumulating through normal use. Therefore, it is good to extract this dirt periodically through professional upholstery cleaning, especially if you have children or pets
Car Upholstery Cleaning
Common concerns when cleaning car upholstery
A common misconception when cleaning any kind of upholstery is that the more water used, the better the result. This could not be further from the truth as more water doesn’t necessarily mean more effective stain removal. Moisture is extremely bad for the fabric, and can damage the fabric as well as leave the interior of the car with a dump or musty smell. Another point to note is to avoid getting water on any metal portion of the seat such as zippers. This can lead to rust, and more stains to deal with in the future. With these two important points in mind, below is how to use home remedies to clean your car upholstery.
Removing smells from car interior
It is common for car upholstery to absorb stains and odors over time. Before starting any kind of cleaning on the car seats, the first step is to deal with the smell.
Removing smells from car interior can be done in 5 easy steps:
STEP 1: Fill two bowls with white vinegar.
STEP 2: Place one bowl on the dashboard of the car and the other on the back seat the night before cleaning.
STEP 3: Close all the windows and doors and leave the bowls over-night. The white vinegar should effectively absorb all the odors from the car.
STEP 4: Remove the bowls of vinegar in the morning and leave the car doors and windows open for as long as it takes for the smell of vinegar to completely disappear.
STEP 5 (optional): The last step is to vacuum clean your car upholstery thoroughly and take stock of the stains that need to be dealt with as the car is airing out.
Getting rid of stains on car upholstery
Before starting the stain removal process, you’ll need to prepare the following two homemade cleaning solutions:
For the first part of the cleaning you’ll need:
¼ cup of baking soda
1 cup of warm water
Mix together the baking soda and water and you’re ready for the second part.
And now we’re ready to start cleaning the car upholstery:
STEP 1: Use a toothbrush to gently apply the baking soda and water solution to any stains that you might have on the upholstery and leave the solution for 30 minutes to penetrate the stains (This is by the way a great cleaning procedure for stubborn stains including ketchup and coffee stains among others)
STEP 2: After the half hour, use a clean dry towel to blot the stains with the baking soda and water. Be careful to absorb as much liquid as possible before commencing the next step in the car upholstery cleaning process.
STEP 3: Use the detergent, water and vinegar mixture to spray the upholstery starting with the front seats and working your way to the back.
STEP 4: After spraying the seats, use a stiff-bristled brush to gently work in the solution.
STEP 5: Leave the mixture to sit for 15 minutes on the seats, and then use dry towels to absorb excess moisture.
STEP 6: The last step is to air out the car to get rid of any smells. You may want to leave all the car doors and windows open for the rest of the day or until all the cleaning smell is gone.
SIMPLE TIPS TO CLEAN AND TAKE CARE OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
When you invest in an upholstered living room or sofa, you want it to last and look good for as long as possible. Children, pets and those who live in general, can charge their price on any upholstered piece, and over time, they can also start to look discoloured and sagging if not properly cared for.
Choose the right fabric
When buying a sofa, buy a unit covered with fabrics that fit your lifestyle. Choose synthetic fabrics that are easy to care for if you have children or pets and avoid fabrics or items that have too much texture.
Protection of the fabric.
If you have the option, have the upholstered furniture treated to protect it from spills. While fabric protection offers a certain level of defence, it is not a stain-proof option unless you clean up spills immediately. This will prevent them from being absorbed by the fabric.
Turn the seat cushions.
When a sofa or chair has loose cushions, turn them off periodically to avoid wear. This is also an easy way to evenly distribute the wear and prevent the cushions from coming off.
Care of the fabric
few manufacturers (if any) offer instructions for the care and maintenance of fabrics used for upholstery. In case of doubt, consult. If you are not sure of the cleaning methods for a particular fabric, the Internet is full of practical tips. But before taking any drastic action, try any product or cleaning method in an inconspicuous area.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
There’s nothing like a soft carpet and a comfortable couch to make your home feel welcoming and relaxing—that is, until you dump an entire cup of coffee into the sofa cushion, right where you wanted to sit down. Or you discover that the dog, while standing right next to your bed on your new, expensive carpet, which hasn’t even showed up yet in your credit bill, suddenly decided to forego the whole housebreaking thing.
The thing to really wish for is a carpet and upholstery cleaner, because such machines can make that couch and carpet look like new again. Modern carpet and upholstery cleaners are highly efficient and affordable.
If you have a lot of carpet in your house that needs cleaning, invest in a machine that’s designed for big jobs. These use brushes to ensure a deep clean with a cleaning solution, which is then extracted by the machine. The area is rinsed, and the moisture extracted again. The best cleaners with between brushing and suctioning automatically, so you don’t have to move levers or switches every time you switch modes. A heating element helps speed up the drying time, so the room won’t be out of commission for very long. Whole house cleaners also come with a hose and separate attachments so you can use the same machine to clean upholstery and hard-to-reach areas.
If you have a pet or young child, or live with a spill-prone adult, and need to deep-clean areas of carpet rather than entire rooms, this is the machine for you. Upright area carpet cleaners have one big advantage—they’re lightweight, easy to use, and easy to carry to any room that has a carpet stain. That’s important, because carpet and upholstery cleaners have onboard reservoirs for detergent and rinse water, which add weight. Upright area carpet cleaners are also perfect for shampooing sections of carpets in high-traffic areas, such as foyers and other entryways.
If you have occasional rather than frequent carpet stains, or if you simply want a machine to clean upholstery without spending more on (and devoting more storage space to) to an upright cleaner, a portable carpet cleaner is the machine for you. You carry a portable cleaner from spot to spot (literally) and can store the machine on a closet shelf when not in use. Portable cleaners are ideal for using on carpeted stairs and on vehicle seats.