How Often Should I Clean Your Furniture
Manufacturers recommend hiring a professional upholstery cleaner every 24-28 months. We recommend upholstery be cleaned regularly to remove body oils and other soils that can reduce the life and appearance of your upholstery. Sometimes, this periodic cleaning is required to maintain your warranty, yet many consumers do not realize it.
If kids, pets, allergies, or asthma are present in the home, or if you notice a foul odor, professional cleanings should be more frequent. Adequate cleaning will improve air quality and the overall healthfulness of the house.
It is also essential to know that by the time the upholstery has visible signs of soiling, permanent discoloration or fabric weakening may have already occurred.
Our Upholstery Cleaning Process
Our upholstery cleaning process meets the same strict quality standards as our carpet cleaning. Before we begin, we give your upholstery a thorough inspection to determine the best course of action, noting material composition and any areas of concern. We apply a fine fabric pre-spray to loosen soil and release any body oils or stains that may have solidified on the fabric, manually agitating these areas as needed with a specially designed furniture brush. We then use a heated rinsing solution to wash away contaminants, leaving the material fresh, clean, and without any residue.
We also recommend treating all upholstery with DuPont Teflon Protector after cleaning. Teflon creates a barrier around the fibers to help protect against stains and further increase the life of your upholstery. It also cleans up easier and with less stress on fabric for future cleanings.
Dry time depends on the fabric and soil condition. In most cases, the furniture dries within a couple of hours, but in some cases, it may take overnight to dry thoroughly.
Steam Action Carpet Cleaning is certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) to clean your fabrics. No fabric is cleaned the same. Our technician inspects each piece to explain any risks to cleaning because the manufacturer does not guarantee the cleanability, durability, shrinkability, or fadability of a fabric. As such, we as cleaners cannot guarantee it as well. However, in our 25 years of operation, we have rarely encountered upholstery we could not clean.
Trust Steam Action Carpet Cleaning to clean your fabrics with care.
Benefits Of Professional Upholstery Cleaning
1. Better appearance
In addition to removing spots and stains from your upholstery, the brightness and gleam will make them look new again. Old colors look new, and dull patterns stand out once again.
2. Clean, Smells Fresh
Upholstered furniture absorbs odors from everyone that sits on it, everything that spills on it, and even particles in the air. Our cleaning technicians will thoroughly rinse the fabric, leaving it smelling fresh and clean.
3. Improved durability
Microscopic dust particles have jagged edges that damage upholstery fibers, which can make them thin, dull, and eventually tear. A thorough cleaning that removes dust will extend your upholstered fabric's life.
4. Fewer allergens Equal a Healthier home
A professional upholstery cleaning can provide you with a healthier home. Vacuuming and cleaning can remove allergens such as pet dander, soil, and dust that cause allergies and other respiratory problems.
What About My Mattresses?
Having your mattresses professionally power vacuumed and cleaned at least once a year will rinse out all that dead skin and pollutants and help you sleep easier and breathe better. You spend one-third of your life sleeping. Isn’t it worth it?
A study was done of a family of five where they weighed a sofa before installing it and once more after a year had passed. Did you know it weighed TEN pounds heavier after just a year? Did you know after ten years, a mattress can DOUBLE its weight?
Give yourself some peace of mind and get your upholstery cleaned by the pros at Steam Action. Call and make your next appointment today.