12-Step Upholstery Cleaning
We are IICRC Certified in Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning. We use the latest cleaning techniques to safely deep clean fabrics and upholstery to remove stains, abrasive soils, allergens, odors, pet stains, and more. Our team of expert technicians are trained and experienced in cleaning all types of fabrics including cotton, silk and linen. Our fabric and upholstery cleaning process involves 9-Steps. Upholstery is left clean, ph balanced, and residue free.
12-Step Upholstery Cleaning Process:
STEP 1 – Fabric Testing
Your fabric will be tested for fiber type and dye stability.
STEP 2 – Area Prep
We will prepare the area where the upholstery will be cleaned to protect your surrounding furnishings.
STEP 3 – Pre-Vacuum
Dry soil will be removed before cleaning.
STEP 4 – Pre-Treat
Depending on your fabric, it will be pre-treated to “suspend” bonded soil.
STEP 5 – Pre-Spot
Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal.
STEP 6 – Pre-Groom
The fabric will then be gently groomed using soft upholstery brushes to loosen the soil.
STEP 7 – Soil Extraction and Rinse
The soil is then extracted from the fabric with a gentle, controlled rinse.
STEP 8 – Neutralize
The fabric is then pH balanced to maintain it’s soft, fresh feel.
STEP 9 – Post Spot
Any remaining spots will be treated with special stain removal products.
STEP 10 – Post Groom
The upholstery will then be prepared for drying with a gentle combing of the fabric.
STEP 11 – Speed Dry
High velocity air movers will be placed on the upholstery to speed dry the fabric.
STEP 12 – Post Cleaning Inspection
Our technician will review the cleaning results with you to insure that your expectations have been met or exceeded.
Fabric protection helps keep your fabrics cleaner for longer. It allows for easier removal of wet and dry soils, which extends the life of your upholstery and the time between restorative cleanings.
How it works: Fabric protection works by forming an invisible shield around each fiber. This shield is a low surface energy film that resists water and waterborne soils. Once treated, soils will not stick to the fiber surface; therefore, when the fibers are cleaned, the soil is released. Liquid spills will bead up on the surface of the fabric and dry soils can be removed more easily.
How often should fabric protection be applied? We highly recommend the application of fabric protection after each professional cleaning. approximately once every 12-18 months.
How often should I have my upholstered furniture cleaned? Manufacturers recommend cleaning upholstery once every 12-24 months.
How long will it take for my upholstered furniture to dry? The typical drying time is between 6-12 hours. There are several factors that determine the drying time for upholstery, such as the cleaning method used, application of fiber protection, indoor temperature and humidity level.