We all love our couches, love seats, recliners and sectionals and keeping our favorite upholstery looking good for as long as possible requires some effort on our part. Here are 3 important steps we can take to ensure our Upholstery lasts for a long time:
- Vacuum your Upholstery
Vacuuming removes the dust, dirt and other yucky stuff that gets on the upholstery. Using a good Hepa Filter Vacuum with a crevice tool to get into the hard to reach places ensures your upholstery stays fresher and looking good over a longer period of time.
2. Cleaning Up Spills on Your Upholstery
Spots on Upholstery come out best when we treat it right away before it sets in and possibly creates a stain. The best way to clean up a spill is to blot the spot while it’s fresh using a white terry cloth towel or a white paper towel. Never use a colored towel as the color on the towel can transfer onto the fabric being cleaned. We at The Specialists All Natural Cleaning Company provide our special All Natural Spot Remover bottle to all our customers that is a perfect general spotter that will help remove spots without leaving a residue behind.
3. Professional Cleaning
Professional Cleaning by a Certified Company (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) is a very important step in maintaining the life of your upholstery. Just like anything in life, keeping things looking nice means taking time and effort to keep it maintained. Here are the steps we take to clean upholstery:
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT UPHOLSTERY CLEANING STEPS WILL BE TAKEN:
STEP 1: Pre-Inspection
Our technician will perform special tests to determine the content of your fabric. The content will determine what type of cleaning solutions and techniques will be used. We will also point out any potential permanent stains or areas of concern.
STEP 2: Area Preparation
We will prepare the area where the upholstery will be cleaned to protect your surrounding furnishings. We don’t want to taint the carpet while the upholstery is cleaned!
STEP 3: Pre-vacuum
All textiles should be vacuumed thoroughly before cleaning. This step will remove dry soils and any loose particles from cracks and crevices.
STEP 4: Pre-Treat
Depending on your fabric, a special solution designed for your fabric type and the soiling condition will be applied to “emulsify” the 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 brushes or towels 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: Post Spot
Any remaining spots will be treated with special stain removal products.
*For longer fabric life and fewer permanent stains, we highly suggest having our Green Fabric Protector applied after this post spot upholstery cleaning step.
STEP 9: Post Groom
Fabrics with a pile (such as velvet or microfiber) will be gently combed with a special fabric brush.
STEP 10: Post Cleaning Inspection
Our technician will review the cleaning results with you to insure that your expectations have been met or exceeded.
Note: We clean all types of Upholstery all over the greater Sacramento region. From Linoln, Rocklin, Roseville, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills, Folsom Elk Grove and everywhere in between give us a call at 916-348-7018 to schedule your appointment today!