Your Upholstery Cleaning FAQs Answered

Feb 7, 2022 | Upholstery Cleaning

Your Upholstery Cleaning FAQs Answered

Do your couches and loveseats need some TLC? You may know it’s time to clean your upholstered furniture but not be quite sure exactly where to start. If you’ve tried DIY upholstery cleaning, you’ve probably realized the results aren’t nearly as thorough or effective as you’d hoped. 

Partnering with a leading upholstery cleaning company can ensure your furniture is properly cleaned. With professional upholstery cleaning, you’ll find peace of mind knowing your favorite pieces of furniture are in the best condition possible. 

Looking to learn more about professional upholstery cleaning from Chem-Dry? We’ve listed some of the questions we commonly receive below along with thorough answers from our experts. Armed with this information, you can take the necessary steps to make certain your upholstered furniture is clean, healthy, and looks its best!

Your Upholstery Cleaning Questions Answered

How often should my upholstered furniture be cleaned?

The frequency with which upholstered furniture needs to be cleaned depends upon several factors. The first is the manufacturer’s recommendations. Typically, manufacturers advise having upholstered furniture professionally cleaned every 24-48 months. 

However, if you have kids and pets in your home, you may want to up the frequency with which your pieces are cleaned. In addition, if any people within your household have allergies or asthma, cleaning upholstery more often may help alleviate some of their symptoms.

Is the process for upholstery cleaning similar to the process for carpet cleaning?

Upholstery is even more delicate than carpet, meaning it needs to be handled with extra care when being cleaned. Additionally, it can be damaged when excess water is used in the cleaning process. 

That’s what makes our proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction process such a great option for cleaning upholstery as well as carpets. As part of this process, we use a carbonated solution that releases dirt and dust from upholstery fibers. Then, we extract these contaminants and the liquid solution to leave your furniture clean without the need for excess water or harsh scrubbing.

Why is it important to have my upholstery professionally cleaned?

Even in homes that are carpeted, upholstered furniture traps dust, allergens, and other airborne particles. Our skilled technicians can help your upholstered furniture filter harmful contaminants from the air. Regular cleanings ensure the upholstery isn’t overwhelmed with dust and debris. Moreover, we’ll leave your upholstery looking, feeling, and smelling great, something that simply can’t be said of conventional DIY methods.

Can stains be removed from my upholstery through professional cleaning?

Yes! Stains are an unavoidable part of life, but with Amalo Chem-Dry, they don’t need to be permanent. Our upholstery cleaning services can remove even some of the toughest stains, including stains resulting from pet accidents. We use innovative processes that gently remove stains and leave your upholstery looking good as new.

How long will it take for my furniture to dry following upholstery cleaning?

Because our Hot Carbonating Extraction process does not rely on excess water usage, your furniture will dry faster with our services than with conventional cleaning techniques. For most of our clients, their furniture dries within a matter of hours. However, for certain fabrics or particularly soiled pieces, we recommend letting your furniture dry overnight. 

Do you have more questions about professional upholstery cleaning or want to schedule a visit with a Chem-Dry technician? Just call (210)741-9470 to get started!