Best Methods for Cleaning Your Furniture And Upholstery
Upholstery is a dirt and stain magnet. Within the microfibers of your furniture’s fabric, bacteria, dust mites and living spores dwell in paradise; look at how crusty, moldy- smelling or discolored your furniture becomes over time and usage!
Unlike laundry or your routine home cleaning tasks, furniture or upholstery cleaning is to be done with much greater care and meticulously, as any unwarranted step can multiply the existing issues.
You may end up leaving the sofa too damp, leading to fungal growth. The wrong combination of cleaning agent on your fabrics can permanently ruin the look. Improper cleaning techniques can warp or distort the furniture upholstery.
When to Call For Furniture & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists?
Regular and frequent clean-up of your furniture is hands down the best way to maintain it.
As it is observed, upholstered furniture will tend to attract a lot of dirt and crumbs, that get anchored in the fabric firmly over time.
Stains of all kinds become harder to remove as they age on the upholstery. In such cases, typical DIY techniques for cleaning just don’t make the cut for making your furniture sparkling clean.
Bodily oils, stains made by pets, cigarette stains and odors, bacteria and UFSs—Unidentifiable Fabric Spots—are an eyesore and may be difficult to get rid of by the usual methods. So, do not hesitate and call the pros to deep clean your upholstery.
Let’s see some of the best professional methods to keep your furniture & upholstery
- Steam Heat Extraction
The process involves injecting a high-temperature jet of steam and water mixed with a cleaning solution into the upholstery of your furniture. This dislodges dust, dirt, grime, stubborn stains and other such particles. Later, a vacuum extracts the suds and excess water, ensuring your furniture is not wet or soggy at all.
The method ensures low fabric shrinkage and stitch distortion.
Faster clean-up time in a matter of couple of hours.
High value for money and more economical method.
If not properly carried out, water and sticky cleansing solution may remain in the fabric, and may cause mold growth.
Not suitable for delicate fabrics or leather upholstery.
The process may need additional treatments for spot and stain removal.
- Carbonation Cleaning
Here, we use a small amount of carbonated (containing carbon dioxide producing agents such as baking soda) cleaning solutions.
The bubbly, fizzy water is injected at high pressure and temperature to dislocate dirt and grime, with a far better
Cleaning agent needed is significantly less than that used in steam cleaning.
Low water usage; risk of wet, damp furniture is eliminated.
Creates a protective film on the furniture surface, keeping away dirt and grime
Testing on an inconspicuous part of the upholstery may be needed, as the
cleaning agent may not be compatible with all types of upholstery.
- Chemical cleaning
Here a chemical cleaning agent is sprayed on the surface, “encapsulating” i.e. forming a crystalline powder that traps particles within itself. This powder can then be power vacuumed or brushed later for a spotless carpet.
Less water usage,
Rapid drying time
less chemical residue makes it a good choice for eco-conscious home-
This method is not suitable for heavily soiled upholstery and greasy spots because of the technology’s limited capabilities.
- Foam cleaning
A foaming solution is worked into the upholstered fabric by hand, especially on stains and spots, and then left to rest for some time. Next, the area will be vacuum cleaned for a clean and fresh smelling furniture piece.
The foam quantity can be controlled by the technician, thus there are less chances of moisture damage.
- Dry cleaning
Quite similar to foam cleaning, it uses a dry powder that is sprinkled around the stains and worked into the stain manually. After letting sit for some time, the powder can be vacuum-cleaned.
Zero water usage
Can used on wood materials
No down time is needed for drying the furniture.