Professional Upholstery Cleaning – A Step-by-Step Process

upholsterycleaningBelow is a step-by-step process and what you should expect from a good, professional carpet cleaning company when they clean your furniture upholstery:



  1. Fabric Testing
    Your fabric should be tested for dye stability (colorfastness) and for fiber type.
  2. Area prep
    The upholstery to be cleaned should be prepared to protect the surrounding areas.

  3. Pre-Vacuum
    Dry soil should be removed before cleaning.

  4. Pre-Treat
    Depending upon the type of fabric, a pretreatment should be applied to suspend bonded and hard to remove soil.

  5. Pre-Spot
    Some potentially difficult spots may be pre-treated with special solutions to increase the chance of removal.

  6. Pre-Grooming
    The fabric should be gently groomed by hand to loosen soil.

  7. Soil Extraction
    The soil should be gently extracted with a quality organic cleaning solution and a pH conditioner to ensure pH balance, resulting in a soft fresh feel.

  8. Post-Spot
    Any remaining spots should be treated with a special stain removal process.

  9. Cleanup
    The area should be cleaned up and left like it was before cleaning.

  10. Post Cleaning Inspection
    The cleaning results should be inspected to ensure that your expectations have been met or exceeded.

As you can see, upholstery cleaning is a long, detailed process. If the carpet and upholstery cleaning company you hire skips any of these steps, then you’re not getting your money’s worth, the job was not completely finished, and you may not be happy with the work.


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South Jersey Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Rug and Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Fabric Protecting, Fabric Disinfecting and Deodorizing, Stain and Odor Removal, Pet Treatments. All cleaning solutions and protectants are Certified Green and Organic, using our proprietary safe, green, organic "Citrus" cleaning solution.

Posted on May 16, 2014, in carpet cleaning, fabric cleaning, upholstery cleaning and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Professional Upholstery Cleaning – A Step-by-Step Process.

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