Our Process for Upholstery Cleaning
Whether you’re thinking about conducting thorough upholstery cleaning of your couch set, or are needing to treat just a few spots, it’s important to know a few important things before starting the process yourself. In this article, we’ll address some important things to consider before cleaning your upholstery, how Always Green Carpet Cleaning of Queens cleans and the benefits of hiring one. Without further delay, let’s get started!
Important Things to Keep in Mind
If you’re planning on cleaning your upholstery, be sure you check the manufacturer’s recommended instructions on cleaning. The best way to do this is to look at the tag that’s attached to the bottom of your couch to identify the cleaning symbols, which include the following:
W – This means it’s okay to clean the surface with water.
S – This means to avoid using water to clean the couch. Instead, you’ll need to use a solvent-based cleaner.
WS – This means you’re okay to use water or solvent-based cleaners on the couch.
X – Only vacuum the couch. Do not use water or solvent-based cleaners.
When It’s Okay to Clean Your Own Couch
We usually recommend having a professional service who’s properly insured clean your upholstery furniture, but there are some situations when it’s necessary and important to do some upholstery cleaning, but with caution.
If you spill any kind of beverage or liquid, use multiple paper towels to press into the spill to remove from the couch surface.
If the manufacturer’s cleaning tag shows the W or WS sign, you can try lightly saturating the spot with hot water to help break down the molecular structure of the beverage and then use paper towels or a dense towel (like a bath hand towel) to remove the liquid.
Potential Issues of Cleaning Your Own Upholstery
We recommend hiring a professional cleaner as much as possible, simply because of the horror stories we’ve heard from clients who tried conducting an upholstery cleaning themselves only to encounter disastrous results.
For example, one client used a small upholstery steam cleaner on their loveseat and released too much cleaning solution for the cushions to dry at room temperature. They set them outside in the sun to dry quicker and to their shock, a few hours later the fabric went from a plush texture to a crusty surface that couldn’t be fixed. The cushiness were ruined and they didn’t have any property insurance or warranty to cover the damage.
How Professionals Clean Upholstery
On the other hand, having a professional upholstery cleaner to fully clean your couch guarantees that a strict and proven process will be followed to ensure a safe and effective cleaning.
Professionals use steam cleaning machinery that specializes in releasing the right amount of cleaning solution without flooding your fabric, as well as more powerful air suction that can remove more moisture and create a faster dry time.
Not only that, but in the rare case that your furniture is damaged due to the cleaning process, a professional cleaning business will carry a special insurance to cover repairs or replacements.
The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Upholstery Cleaner
We’ve had customers tell us that trying to clean their upholstery furniture themselves turned out to be a bigger pain than just hiring the pros to take care of it.
First, the process is much quicker when you hire a professional service. Our specialized expert technicians and specialized equipment allow us to provide quick turnarounds without missing a beat. Second, it’s much less stressful knowing that if in the rare event, something is damaged during the cleaning, you’re covered.
And lastly, you can have peace of mind knowing that a professional cleaning leaves longer lasting results than a store rental machine does.
Next Steps for Setting Up Your Upholstery Cleaning
So if you’ve been needing a good upholstery cleaning, but are looking for the best couch cleaning services in the Queens area, give our friendly team a call! We always provide free walk-throughs and offer competitive pricing. Before scheduling your cleaning, you’ll know exactly the scope of work that will be involved, and the price upfront, so you won’t be worrying about any surprise fees.