Our secret formula lies in the unique approach we take to each material we work with. Whether we're cleaning leather sofas, vinyl recliners, or chintz-backed dining chairs, your furniture is left clean and unharmed. And rest assured, we only use environmentally-friendly conditioners, so it's safe for small children and animals to touch the upholstery immediately after cleaning.
Furniture Label CodeThe furniture label's code to determines which techniques, equipment, and chemicals are best-suited for the job. The three main codes are as follows:
- W Code: Signals that the fabric can be cleaned with water and/or water-based solutions without causing damage.
- S Code: Only solvents can be applied to the fabric for a dry cleaning. Susceptible to damage if improperly cleaned, or cleaned with water.
- S-W Code: A mixture of water, water-based solutions, and/or solvents can be used. Fabrics with these tags can be very difficult to clean, and usually require professional aid.
How It's Done
Your furniture is combed over with a soft brush to loosen up dirt, hair, and dander stuck within the fabric. We use a vacuum attached to our truck mount to extract dislodged particles. Many cleaners skip this step in the interest of time, but it hugely impacts the final result. Next, we run tests to determine if the composition of the fabric's fibers, and whether they're colorfast. The results of these tests determine the right cleaning solution to be used.
Problem areas are then treated with the appropriate preconditioner for increased chances at removing stains. The preconditioner and stains are gently lifted out via hot water extraction, and with them, any bacteria sheltered within the fabric. This process is repeated if necessary. Particularly sensitive fabrics are groomed afterward to keep them looking healthy.
Furniture Homecare TipsThe average household should have its upholstery professionally cleaned at least once annually. However, furniture that sees heavy traffic from small children and pets should be cleaned 3 to 4 times per year. Regardless, it's important for homeowners to personally maintain their upholstery between cleanings. The following can increase your furniture's lifespan:
Blot Out Stains: Use a paper towel or clean cloth to absorb any spills before they set in. This should be done immediately after the spill.
Smart Placement: Position your furniture so that it's exposure to sunlight or cooking fumes is limited, as prolonged exposure can harm the fabric.
Vacuuming: A periodic vacuuming helps extract surface soils, and prevents dirt particles from becoming enmeshed into the fabric's fibers.