The Upholstery Cleaning Process
Surface With A Smile offers the ultimate in upholstery cleaning and protection. We can clean most any fabrics. Surface With A Smile follows the guide-lines set by the IICRC. First we inspect the furniture, assessing any stains or spots, so we can let you know what to expect from the cleaning. Next, we pre-condition the fabric allowing the cleaning agents to emulsify the dirt and stains. We follow this with a textile rinse and extraction to thoroughly remove soil and moisture. We then use high powered air movers to accelerate drying time. On cut pile fabrics we use a brush to groom the pile to lift it and leave fabric looking like new.
Residential Upholstery Cleaning
Very few pieces of upholstery actually need to be dry cleaned. Upholstered furniture uses more varied material and methods of manufacture than carpet. A lot of manufacturers use a dry cleaning recommendation on the label to protect themselves, because with dry cleaning there is less risk of damage. Though with dry cleaning, you sacrifice the thorough cleaning that you get with an extraction cleaning. Absolute Carpet Care can also accommodate many aspects of the commercial environment, from office chairs and conference rooms to partitions, leather, and entry furniture.
Upholstery Stain Removal
There are thousands of different kinds of upholstered fabrics and thousands of kinds of stains that can and will end up on them. Removing stains from delicate fabrics can be a science. It would be nice if there was one chemical to treat every type of stain, but that unfortunately is not the case. Most stains can be removed if treated promptly with the right combination of chemicals and immediate cleaning. The toughest type of stain is one that was pre-treated with the wrong chemical or left for a long period of time.
Upholstery Cleaning FAQ
Q: But the tag on my upholstery says dry-clean only?
A: Many manufacturers use this type of tag on upholstery. This protects them from being liable for any possible problems. The truth is there are thousands of types of upholstery and most of the time with the right ph solution, heat, and quick drying time they can usually be safely cleaned and protected. There is a small percentage that we dry-clean.
Q: How long will it take for my upholstery to dry and be ready for use?
A: Because we use high speed air movers to speed up the dry time it is often dry by the time we leave your home or shortly after.
Q: Is there a protectant specifically for upholstery to protect my furnishings from spills and wear?
A: Yes, we use a solvent based protectant on all upholstery rather than a water based protectant. This will prevent water spots or browning and allow the protectant to spread evenly and thoroughly.